Retrospective assessment of antibiotic and tourniquet use in an ambulatory surgery center.

@article{Reyes1997RetrospectiveAO,
  title={Retrospective assessment of antibiotic and tourniquet use in an ambulatory surgery center.},
  author={Cookie Reyes and S Barnauskas and Victoria Hetherington},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={55-62}
}
In this study, 459 lower extremity surgeries were evaluated to assess and improve the quality of patient care at the Carnegie Surgery Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Two aspects of surgery were studied: the antibiotic usage and tourniquet application. The authors analyzed the rate of infection and the number of tourniquet complications that resulted from the surgeries. The infection rate was 0.65%, and there were no tourniquet complications. Using the information learned from the study and reviewing… CONTINUE READING

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