Patient flora is the #1 cause of SSI and it’s not limited to the skin. On the morning of surgery, prep your patients with the Nose To Toes system to help reduce the risk of infection from the nares, oral cavity and the skin.1-3 This comprehensive system can be used as part of your preoperative infection prevention strategy.
Early prepping can begin on the night or nights before surgery, depending on hospital protocol. In Pre-op Holding, the Nose To Toes system can help standardize your approach for maximum efficiency and less surgical delays due to process variation. The system includes:
A March 2015 study, published in JAMA Surgery demonstrated a greater than 50% decrease in SSI rate in patients undergoing orthopedic implant surgery after implementation of a preoperative decontamination protocol featuring chlorhexidine washcloths, intranasal povidone-iodine solution and oral rinse.
Liftaem uses a cushion of air to allow patients of all sizes to be moved laterally from one surface to another with significantly less pulling and without the need for lifting. It is designed to remain with the patient and provide transfer assistance throughout a hospital stay. When used in conjunction with an evidence-based protocol, the Liftaem System can help reduce injuries and eliminate potential costs to healthcare systems.
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