Implementation of a Hang Time Project in a private hospital in the Eastern Cape

@inproceedings{Stone2014ImplementationOA,
  title={Implementation of a Hang Time Project in a private hospital in the Eastern Cape},
  author={Lewi Stone and Christiaan Beukes},
  year={2014}
}
Background: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the second most common cause of hospital acquired infection (HAI) and defined as infections that occur within 30 days of surgery or within 1 year of surgery if an implantable device is used. SSIs result in increased morbidity and mortality and result in increased length of hospital stay (LOS) and health care and reputational costs. Selection and dosage of antibiotics; the timing prior to incision (0-60min) and the duration of surgical prophylaxis… CONTINUE READING