Project: Prevention of Surgical Site infections within perioperative care

Project: Prevention of Surgical Site infections within perioperative care

Surgical site infections are a major suffering for the individual who's contracted but also a substantial burden on society regarding the budget for healthcare. Prevention is cost effective and valuable in relation to the development of antibiotic resistance.

This project was concluded in 2021.

Project information

Project manager
Maria Qvistgaard
Other project members
Sofia Almerud Österberg, Jenny Lovebo, Linnaeus University
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University
April 2015-April 2023
Health and caring Sciences (Department of Health and Caring Sciences (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences)

More about the project

Studies within the thesis

Part I Patients' experiences with at-home preoperative skin disinfection before elective hip replacement surgery. Published in Journal of perioperative practice.

Part II Prevention of surgical site infections as it's known by operating room nurses. An interview study, analyzed with reflective lifeworld research. Manuscript in progress.

Part III Prospective longitudinal study concerning contamination of covered surgical instruments. Planning stage.

Part IIII Undecided study focus.

The project is part of the research in the CISA research group.