New WHO Guidelines Focus on Preventing Surgical Site Infections

New WHO Guidelines Focus on Preventing Surgical Site Infections

The World Health Organization released its first ever guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections this last November. WHO will be active in releasing supporting tools throughout 2017 in its quest to “address the increasing burden of health care-associated infections on both patients and health care systems globally”.

Match Grade Medical is excited at the opportunity to support WHO’s mission by preserving the sterile field through the patented Fieldloc technology and reducing the potential of post-op infection by designing products to eliminate hidden recesses that hide organic debris. Improving patient outcomes while reducing provider costs is always at the forefront.

 

Follow the link below for WHO Guidelines:

WHO Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection

To read the original article, follow the link below:

Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection

For more on the WHO Guidelines follow the links below to The Lancet Infectious Diseases:

New WHO recommendations on preoperative measures for surgical site infection prevention: an evidence-based global perspective

New WHO recommendations on intraoperative and postoperative measures for surgical site infection prevention: an evidence-based global perspective

Reducing Time and Staff in the OR Can Help in the Face of a Shrinking Surgical Workforce

In the next 9 years the Association of American Medical Colleges is projecting major shortages in both surgeons and physicians relative to the growing number of total joint replacement patients. Medical professionals across the board are looking for ways to cope with this while facing the ever-growing push to reduce provider costs while improving patient outcomes. With increasing specialization and dwindling numbers entering the medical profession, the challenges facing the medical field seem to compound.

With a focus on reducing staff in the OR, preserving the sterile field, and reducing operating room time, Match Grade Medical’s line of surgical positioning equipment can alleviate the pressure of economic demands and the concern for patients’ well-being.

 

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