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Ten Things to Do to Reduce HAIs Webinar

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Thanks for joining our webinar with William Jarvis, MD, who discussed Top 10 actions to reduce healthcare-associated infections.

 

Have a question for Bill? Please leave it here for him to answer; he will be answering questions for a short period of time.

 

View the recording or download the slides.

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Re: Ten Things to Do to Reduce HAIs Webinar

Here are some questions from our live presentation:

 

Q: Do see any benefit in using 2% CHG wipes preop in the OR holding area just prior to surgery to prevent SSIs? Our hospital is moving toward using these wipes with major surgical procedures. Thoughts?

Q: What do you think about the 2% chg wipes and iodine nasal solution for pre-op patient preparation?

Q: What do you recommend for a broken foley seal? Should you replace it?

Q: What are the best ways to combat YEAST UTIs in a Hospital Setting?

 

 

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Re: Ten Things to Do to Reduce HAIs Webinar


Q: Do see any benefit in using 2% CHG wipes preop in the OR holding area just prior to surgery to prevent SSIs? Our hospital is moving toward using these wipes with major surgical procedures. Thoughts?


Yes, this would be of benefit.  But realize that the data show that each application of the CHG reduces the bioburden, so doing CHG bathing for 2-3 days before surgery and then applying CHG on the day of surgery (and not removing it), will have a bigger impact that a short one-time application.  See the publication of Edminston et al.

 


Q: What do you think about the 2% chg wipes and iodine nasal solution for pre-op patient preparation?

See the above answer.  I am not aware of any peer-reviewed published papers on the efficacy of iodine nasal solutions for the prevention of S aureus or MRSA SSIs.

 


Q: What do you recommend for a broken foley seal? Should you replace it?

Yes, replace it, as it is imperative to maintain a closed system.

 


Q: What are the best ways to combat YEAST UTIs in a Hospital Setting?

Antimicrobial stewardship.  Most yeast UTIs occur in patients who have or are receiving antibacterial agents.