Drapes – Incise, Specialty Surgical and Misc.

Surgical Site Infection (SSI) is a hospital-acquired condition, tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is part of value based programs. The most common preventable complication after surgery, patients with SSI are noted to have increases in mortality, length of stay, 30-day readmission and cost associated with SSI. This PPT provides an overview of the current state with regard to SSI and reveals the evidence and appropriate measures on SSI prevention specifically with regard to impregnated incise drapes.

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