Surgical Site SSI Prevention Bundle Checklist

Use the SSI Prevention Bundle Checklist to prevent surgical site infections, and to follow protocols enhancing patient safety during surgical procedures.

Surgical Site SSI Prevention Bundle Checklist



Surgical Site SSI Prevention Bundle

1. What time is the antibiotic administered?minutes before incision.


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2. If readministered, what time was it administered?


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3. What is the antibiotic dosage appropriate for the patient's weight?


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4. Is the surgical hand scrub performed?


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5. Is appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worn? (Including scrub gown, scrub suit, cap, sterile gloves, eye protection, and surgical mask)


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6. Is the patient covered with a drape?


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7. Did the drape separate surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies?


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8. Is proper ventilation maintained throughout the surgery through the following: maintaining positive pressure


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9. Is proper ventilation maintained throughout the surgery through the following: a minimum of 15 air exchanges per hour with 3 being fresh air


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10. Is proper ventilation maintained throughout the surgery through the following: air filtered through two filters providing 90% efficiency


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11. Is proper ventilation maintained throughout the surgery through the following:air introduced near the ceiling and exits near the floor


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12. Are surfaces and the environment cleaned before surgery?


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13. Are surgical instruments properly sterilized?


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14. Is flash sterilization not used or used as little as possible?


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15. Is foot traffic kept to a minimum?


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16. Is the patient's skin cleaned before surgery?


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17. Is hair removed with a depilatory or clippers?


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18. Are blood glucose levels monitored and maintained (<200 mg/dL)?


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19. Is postoperative wound care performed through the following: maintaining a sterile dressing on the wound for 24-48 hours after surgery


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20. Is postoperative wound care performed through the following: changing dressings every 2-4 hours until the wound no longer drains or is clearer


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21. Is postoperative wound care performed through the following: changing dressings 1-2 times a day after this


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