Overall Infection Prevention at Phoebe

Overall Surgical Outcomes

The below graph includes the following procedures: Hysterectomy, Colon Surgery, Total Knee Arthroplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty.

How we’re creating better outcomes: We provide patients and caregivers education on infection prevention, risk factors, and signs and symptoms to report. We also use a process of checks and balances before, during and after all procedures that are followed by the clinical staff. These include:

  • Addressing health needs prior to surgery
  • Coordination between health care providers (i.e. cardiology, primary care)
  • Education for you and your caregiver(s) prior to surgery
  • Skin cleansing prior to surgery that kills bacteria and prevent infections
  • Specific wound care instructions
  • Use of best practice guidelines for all aspects of your care

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