Childs Nerv Syst 2021 Feb 26. Epub 2021 Feb 26.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Unit, Lenval University Children's Hospital, 57, Av. Californie, 06200, Nice, France.
Purpose: To describe the potential issues in the methodology of surgical site infection (SSI) prevention and how it was investigated and corrected in a single institution.
Methods: A pediatric orthopedic unit experienced an increase of SSI, concerning up to 10% of scoliosis surgery cases from 2011 to 2013. An institutional procedure of multimodal and interdisciplinary risk evaluation was initiated, including a review of the literature, a morbi-mortality meeting, internal and external audits concerning the hygiene conditions in the operating room, the antibiotic prophylaxis, patients, and sterile material pathways. Read More