Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Louise
dc.contributor.authorMills, Emma
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorSeckam, Abdul
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-19T12:25:37Z
dc.date.available2020-08-19T12:25:37Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-01
dc.identifier.citationTaylor, L., Mills, E., George, S. and Seckam, A. (2020) 'Reducing SSI rates for women birthing by caesarean section', JCN, 34(3), pp.50-53.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0140-0908
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/11127
dc.descriptionArticle published in Journal of Community Nursing on 01 June 2020.en_US
dc.description.abstractSurgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common type of nosocomial infection, accounting for up to 20% of all hospitalacquired infections in Europe (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [ECDPC], 2013). There are varying SSI rates reported across the UK. In 2016, Public Health Wales reported an overall 14-day SSI rate for women undergoing caesarean section of 4.35% — 83% of which were superficial infections and 92.5% were detected after discharge (PHW, 2016). From 2015–2016, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) services experienced an increase in the SSI rate for women birthing by caesarean section from 3.07% to 5.86% respectively. Therefore, a multifaceted approach to quality improvement (ABUHB organisational method) was adopted throughout the duration of 2017, with a view to implement by 2018. The aim was to reduce SSIs for women birthing by caesarean section in ABUHB. Interventions included the use of evidence-based practice and guidelines, education and engagement among clinicians, patients and staff, and the gradual implementation of Leukomed® Sorbact® (Essity) post-operative dressings.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPtm Publishersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Community Nursing;
dc.titleReducing SSI rates for women birthing by caesarean sectionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionVoRen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-08-19
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following collection(s)

Show simple item record