made in the original QI plan as a result
of limitations encountered during the
process; however, a revision was made in
the orthopaedic SSI bundle after the original
launch date due to an identified need to
divide the bundle into high- and low-risk.
Recommendations for reducing
morbidity and mortality due to
transfusions and SSI complications
•Obtain value analysis approval for additional
supplies, which can sometimes be a challenge.
Knowing who to contact to initiate, process,
and complete additional supply requests in a
timely manner may help the process run more
•Identify champions from each area of
participation and include topics/projects that
are important to everyone in the group.
•Encourage all members of the group to
participate in the PSQIG meetings and quality
assurance and QI projects. Contributing to
the process and sharing successes engages
the group and encourages continued group
participation to work toward improving
•Identify a strong leader who is able to engage
all participants throughout the process. ♦
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TABLE 2. SSIs BEFORE AND AFTER
2013 2014 2015
Total cases 569 566 583
superficial SSIs 12 (2%) 8 (1%) 4 (0.7%)
FIGURE 2. SUPERFICIAL SSIs
BEFORE AND AFTER INTERVENTION