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Surgical checklist can help prevent life-threatening infections in low resource settings

Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments)

Preventing infections after a surgical procedure is important in any setting, but these complications can be particularly dangerous to surgical patients in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). To address the situation, the global organization, Lifebox, brought together researchers from Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., and Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia, in a collaboration to address the morbidity and mortality caused by surgical site infections in LMICs. The resulting checklist-based intervention helps surgical teams comply with infection prevention standards. Highlights from their research initiative were presented today at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017.

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