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Archive Infection Control 2012

Prep the Site Right

Avoid SSIs with this review of pre-incision basics.

Melanie Lewis, RN, BSN


Rhonda Knight, RN-IP, BSN


A patient's skin is his primary protection against infection, but a surgical incision can literally open him up to the threat of microbial contamination. That's why compliance with the practices and processes of surgical site preparation are critical to your infection control efforts. How vigilant is your staff against SSIs? Take the following quiz and find out.

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