To further our dedication to improving both hospital and patient outcomes, we are committed to being a part of the overall solution to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) through research, education and awareness. Accordingly, Applied sponsors educational activities at various congresses (American College of Surgeons, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and Surgical Infection Society). Most notably, Applied hosts the Reducing SSI Symposium Series for leading healthcare professionals to present evidence-based practices that have successfully achieved improvement in patient outcomes.

The SSI team at Applied Medical focuses on national healthcare legislation and current clinical studies that evaluate intervention practices with SSI as a primary outcome. This research, along with information on organizational initiatives and patient resources, is summarized regularly on stopwoundinfection.com, a comprehensive resource for healthcare professionals interested in learning more about SSI prevention. The mission of stopwoundinfection.com is to improve patient outcomes through an educational forum for discussion of prevention practices.

In addition to fostering research initiatives and educational activities, Applied provides innovative technologies, such as the Alexis wound protectors/retractors. Clinical evidence supporting the use of wound protectors has appeared in publications worldwide. Applied is proud to offer a comprehensive wound protection solution that facilitates improved outcomes for a multitude of surgical specialties.

If you are interested in more support in implementing programs to reduce SSI, please contact a Quality Improvement Specialist.

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