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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: Open Access Journal

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Reducing Surgical Site Infections in Medical Facility Serving the Underserved Population: Curriculum and Brief Review of the Literature Volume 5 - Issue 2

Chukwuemeka Mbagwu, Rolanda Willacy*, Carl-Henri Monfiston, Charles Adebayo and Robert Wilson

  • 1Howard University College of Medicine, USA
  • 2Howard University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, USA

Received:April 16, 2021;   Published:April 23, 2021

Corresponding author: Rolanda Willacy, Howard University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, USA

DOI: 10.32474/OSMOAJ.2021.05.000208


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Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a preventable cause of increased morbidity and mortality. They comprise approximately 20% of all hospital-associated infections (HAIs) and are the secondmost common type of HAIs in the United States [1]. A previous study showed that SSIs were the most common nosocomial infection in surgical patients and were responsible for 38% of all infections within that category

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