WHO Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection.

World Health Organization

The 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) are evidence-based and unique in that they are the first global guidelines of this sort, are based on systematic reviews and present additional information in support of actions to improve practice. They were developed by international experts adhering to WHO’s Guideline Development Process and overall aim to achieve standardization.

Surgical Site Infection Investigation Tool

(AHRQ) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

This tool will help your safety program team understand lapses in infection prevention processes that may have contributed to the surgical site infection case. It can help your team identify practice patterns and inconsistencies in practice, so you can more easily pinpoint opportunities for intervention

WHO Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection

World Health Organization

The 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) are evidence-based and unique in that they are the first global guidelines of this sort, are based on systematic reviews and present additional information in support of actions to improve practice. They were developed by international experts adhering to WHO’s Guideline Development Process and overall aim to achieve standardization.

AORN Comprehensive Surgical Checklist

AORN

The AORN Comprehensive Surgical Checklist can be downloaded and customized to meet a facility’s needs. The checklist includes key safety checks as outlined in the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist and The Joint Commission Universal Protocol. It is designed for use in all types of facilities (eg, hospital ORs, ambulatory surgery settings, physician offices)

Toolkit for Decolonization of Non-ICU Patients with Devices

Prepared by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

This toolkit will provide hospital infection prevention programs with instructions for implementing targeted decolonization in adult patients with medical devices in hospital units outside of intensive care (i.e., non-ICUs).

Best Practice Strategies for Organizational Health Equity

Adapted from HSAG by IPRO QIN-QIO HQIC, Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Improvement and Innovation Group

This resource provides best practice strategies, tasks, and tools for each of the seven Health Equity Organizational Assessment (HEOA) categories.