Surgical Site Infection Reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Safety Healthcare Network (CDC NHSN) published in January guidance for the Patient Safety Component Manual. Please check your specific areas to look at items that are pertinent to your facility. It is worth refreshing with your surgical areas and infection prevention professionals and providers, the classification for surgical site infections. https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/pscmanual/pcsmanual_current.pdf https://www.cd

APIC Coronavirus Fact Sheet

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has created a fact sheet to be shared with colleagues and patients. The sheet is informative and gives basic information. It is important to practice good hand hygiene and to refrain from touching your face especially your T-Zone (eyes, nose, and mouth). https://apic.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/02420_Coronavirus_HiresNoBleed.pdf?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=PDF%20version%