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dc.contributor.authorTartari, E
dc.contributor.authorWeterings, V
dc.contributor.authorGastmeier, P
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Baño, J
dc.contributor.authorWidmer, A
dc.contributor.authorKluytmans, J
dc.contributor.authorVoss, A
dc.description.abstractDespite remarkable developments in the use of surgical techniques, ergonomic advancements in the operating room, and implementation of bundles, surgical site infections (SSIs) remain a substantial burden, associated with increased morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. National and international recommendations to prevent SSIs have been published, including recent guidelines by the World Health Organization, but implementation into clinical practice remains an unresolved issue. SSI improvement programs require an integrative approach with measures taken during the pre-, intra- and postoperative care from the numerous stakeholders involved. The current SSI prevention strategies have focused mainly on the role of healthcare workers (HCWs) and procedure related risk factors. The importance and influence of patient participation is becoming an increasingly important concept and advocated as a means to improve patient safety. Novel interventions supporting an active participative role within SSI prevention programs have not been assessed. Empowering patients with information they require to engage in the process of SSI prevention could play a major role for the implementation of recommendations. Based on available scientific evidence, a panel of experts evaluated options for patient involvement in order to provide pragmatic recommendations for pre-, intra- and postoperative activities for the prevention of SSIs. Recommendations were based on existing guidelines and expert opinion. As a result, 9 recommendations for the surgical patient are presented here, including a practice brief in the form of a patient information leaflet. HCWs can use this information to educate patients and allow patient engagement.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.subjectDiabetes mellitus
dc.subjectEmpowered patient
dc.subjectHair removal
dc.subjectHand hygiene
dc.subjectInfection control
dc.subjectPatient education
dc.subjectPatient involvement
dc.subjectPatient participation
dc.subjectStaphylococcus aureus
dc.subjectSurgical site care bundle
dc.subjectSurgical site infection
dc.subjectSurgical wound infection
dc.subjectWound care
dc.titlePatient engagement with surgical site infection prevention: an expert panel perspective.
dc.typeresearch article
dc.rights.accessRightsopen access
dc.journal.titleAntimicrobial resistance and infection control
dc.journal.titleabbreviationAntimicrob Resist Infect Control
dc.organizationInstituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla-IBIS
dc.organizationHospital Universitario Virgen Macarena
dc.pubmedtypeJournal Article
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