Tag Archives: Orthopaedics

Prosthetic joint surgery – HNE Health infection prevention protocols

Preoperative evaluation and perioperative careĀ  Screen for MSSA or MRSA carriage with a single nose swab culture (repeat if surgery delayed > 1 month) Carriers of MSSA or MRSA have staphylococcal load reduction performed in the week prior to surgery Preoperative urine cultures are NOT indicated Shower on day of surgery (normal soap) Apply non-rinse […]