Infections can be associated with procedures (like surgery) and the devices used in medical procedures, such as catheters or ventilators. Four categories of infections account for about three quarters of HAIs in the acute care hospital setting: SSIs, CLABSIs, VAPs, and CAUTIs. Infections caused by bacteria such as Clostridium difficile and antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are also common in hospitals.
Meta-Analysis Indicates Hydrofiber® Dressings May Lower Post-Op Infection Risks After Total Joint Arthroplasty
The use of perioperative surgical wound dressings is an important factor in the mitigation of infection following total joint arthroplasty...