Toolkit To Promote Safe Surgery

AHRQ's new Toolkit To Promote Safe Surgery helps hospitals reduce surgical site infections (SSIs).

Based on the experiences of frontline providers in approximately 200 hospitals that participated in a national implementation project and successfully reduced SSIs, the toolkit builds on AHRQ's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program and provides tools focused on the surgical setting to help hospitals reduce SSIs and other complications. Toolkit strategies can help prevent infections that may occur with colorectal surgery and hysterectomies, two surgical procedures tracked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for hospital-acquired conditions.

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Page last reviewed December 2017
Page originally created December 2017
Internet Citation: Toolkit To Promote Safe Surgery. Content last reviewed December 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/toolkit-promote-safe-surgery.html