Influence of a total joint infection control bundle on surgical site infection rates

Autor(es): Lori Fornwalt RN, CIC, David Ennis MD a , Mark Stibich PhD

Quality improvement initiatives combined with pulsed xenon ultraviolet room disinfection were implemented to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing total joint procedures. After 12 months, knee SSIs were reduced from 4 to 0 (P ¼ .03) and hip SSIs were reduced from 3 to 0 (P ¼ .15) for a combined prevention of 7 SSIs (P ¼ .01) and a savings of $290,990.