Wednesday Jun 28, 2023

Surgical site infection, quality improvement and patient involvement with Sinéad Horgan

In this episode, Martin Kiernan talks to Sinèad Horgan, Director of Nursing South/South West Hospital Group, and School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork in Ireland. We discuss a journey towards surgical site sueveillance and quality improvement and her recent papers on this topic. We discuss knowledge, attitudes, gaining engagement, buy-in and the importance of patient involvement in SSI prevention.

Papers discussed include:

  1. Horgan S, et al. Healthcare professionals' knowledge and attitudes of surgical site infection and surveillance: A narrative systematic review. Nurse Educ Pract. 2023;69:103637.  HTTPS://doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2023.103637
  2. Horgan S, et al. Impact of a quality improvement intervention on the incidence of surgical site infection in patients undergoing colorectal surgery: Pre-test-post-test design. J Clin Nurs. 2023.  HTTPS://doi:10.1111/jocn.16690
  3. Troughton R, et al. Understanding determinants of infection control practices in surgery: the role of shared ownership and team hierarchy. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019;8:116.  https://doi:10.1186/s13756-019-0565-8

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