Surgical Site Infections

Resources include The Joint Commission’s Implementation Guide for NPSG.07.05.01 on Surgical Site Infections (SSIs).

Implementation Guide and the Center for Transforming Healthcare Initiative

The implementation guide was developed by Joint Commission staff to assist hospitals with meeting the requirements of the NPSG. The Center for Transforming Healthcare led an initiative to reduce SSIs. Further information is available in the “Resources from The Joint Commission Enterprise” tab.

Preventing Infections in ASCs

It's All About Teamwork

Surgical site infections are dangerous, costly, and preventable, and everyone in ambulatory surgery centers has a role in preventing them. The new infographic, “It Takes a Team,” has tips for ASC leaders, caregivers, patients and families on ways they can keep patients safe from harm. The infographic was developed as part of the AHRQ Safety Program for Ambulatory Surgery, a national safety effort funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Share it with your entire team as well as patients and families.