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Running head: SURGICAL SITE INFECTION LITERATURE REVIEW 1 Surgical Site Infection Literature Review Shelby L. Nelson Grand Canyon University: NRS-490 12/22/2019
SURGICAL SITE INFECTION LITERATURE REVIEW 2 Introduction Health care professionals play a crucial and significant role in providing quality care along with preventing surgical site infections (SSIs). Unfortunately, surgical site infections sometimes remain an unwanted complication after surgical procedures. According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention (2019), surgical site infections are infections that occurs after surgery in the part where the procedure took place ranging from superficial to life threatening infections that involve tissues under the skin, organs, etc. Although there are many factors that contribute to SSIs, my project will solely focus on the national surgical care bundle and the relationship between timing of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis and surgical site infection. The objectives of the study are to determine how effective the bundle is in reducing SSI risk and the association between the timing of prophylactic antimicrobial administration and SSI rate. A comparison of research questions The research studies that I plan to use for my project seek a variation of the same questions. Both studies include the questions about whether an antibiotic prophylaxis and eliminated risk factors will reduce SSI vulnerability. For example, in Khakhkhar & Hemavathi

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