How to Repurpose the Built Environment to Create Additional Infection Isolation Capacity
While some hospitals were more prepared than others for the COVID-19 pandemic, no one could have foreseen just how profound the impact of the crisis on our healthcare system would be. When the novel coronavirus hit the U.S., media reports and scenes of hospitals on the front lines struggling to keep up with patient surges demonstrated the importance of on demand flexibility in dealing with repurposing the built environment. Over the past six months, we’ve learned several valuable lessons that can help your healthcare facility prepare for a surge, or resurge, of cases in your facility.
The surgical site infection (SSI) prevention bundle is more complex and more rapidly evolving when compared to other healthcare-associated prevention bundles and keeping apprised of the latest innovations is often challenging for infection preventionists and perioperative teams. This presentation will highlight some of the more recent innovative practices and technologies, that when used as adjuncts to current surgical care practices, can reduce SSI risk among certain surgical patient populations.
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