My name is Maria Qvistgaard and I work as a teacher and Ph D student at Linnaeus University.
I teach and I have responsibility for specific courses in perioperative care within the education program, in order to become an operating-room nurse. My employment involves marking a student's ability within clinical training and supervising at seminars and other teaching events related to perioperative care.
For half of my fulltime employment I do doctoral studies and have been doing that since April 2015. My research area is the same as my competence in teaching, perioperative care. Specifically my research is into safe perioperative care, with focus on prevention of surgical site infections. Surgical site infections are a serious threat to those who are in need of surgery. Antibiotic resistance is increasing and options for treatment are decreasing; we need to see all possible ways of avoiding these infections. Many of them are just avoidable and that fact makes it motivating to go on with research on this topic.
My research groups
Article in journal (Refereed)
Qvistgaard, M., Nåtman, J., Lovebo, J., Almerud Österberg, S., Rolfson, O. (2022). Risk factors for reoperation due to periprosthetic joint infection after elective total hip arthroplasty : a study of 35,056 patients using linked data of the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Registry (SHAR) and Swedish Perioperative Registry (SPOR). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 23 (1).
Qvistgaard, M., Almerud Österberg, S., Lovebo, J. (2021). Covering surgical instruments with single- or double-layer drape pending surgery : an experimental study in a perioperative setting. Journal of Infection Prevention. 22 (3). 126-131.
Qvistgaard, M., Lovebo, J., Almerud Österberg, S. (2019). Intraoperative prevention of Surgical Site Infections as experienced by operating room nurses. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 14 (1). 1-8.
Qvistgaard, M., Almerud Österberg, S., Heikkilä, K., Thorén, A., Lovebo, J. (2017). Patients’ experiences with at-home preoperative skin disinfection before elective hip replacement surgery. Journal of Perioperative Practice. 27 (7-8). 162-166.
Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
- Qvistgaard, M. (2021). Safeguarding from surgical site infections : A mutual responsibility between the patient, caregiver and the perioperative healthcare leaders. Doctoral Thesis. Växjö, Linnaeus University Press. 84.