Building a Team to Reduce Surgical Site Infections

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This material was prepared by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. It is redistributed by the IPRO HQIC, a Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The purpose of this toolkit is to lead hospitals through the key elements that are essential in building a successful team to reduce surgical site infections (SSI). The toolkit will provide information regarding how to develop a team, assess work practices, identify gaps, develop an action plan, implement changes, and evaluate success.