Ontario Health has just released a new Surgical Site Infections quality standard highlighting key areas for improvement to prevent surgical site infections for people of all ages who have a surgical procedure that requires an incision (a cut through the skin). Also available are tools for implementation that may help you implement the quality statements in practice.
Please join us for a webinar on April 13, 2023 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. to:
- Better understand what Ontario Health Quality Standards are, how and why they are developed, and where to access them.
- Understand important variation and gaps in care that exist in the Ontario health care system to prevent surgical site infections for people having surgery that requires an incision.
- Identify opportunities to address gaps in care to prevent surgical site infections before, during and after surgery.
Access the webinar recording here.
The Surgical Site Infections quality standard further advances Ontario Health’s work on patient safety and aligns with Ontario Health’s legislated mandated to develop clinical and quality standards for patient care and safety. Drawing from clinical guidelines and expert consensus, this quality standard includes seven quality statements that address what can be done to prevent surgical site infections, including:
- risk assessment;
- preoperative patient care;
- antibiotic prophylaxis;
- perioperative monitoring;
- operating room procedures;
- patient, family, and caregiver education; and
- the coordination of postoperative care.
For more information, please contact QualityStandards@OntarioHealth.ca.