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Wound Disruption Clinical Practice Guidelines

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  Selected Best Practice and Suggestions for Improvement: PSI 14: Postoperative wound dehiscence. Toolkit for using the AHRQ quality indicators.  AHRQ; 2016.

Anderson DJ, Podgorny K, Berrıos-Torres SI, et al. Strategies to prevent surgical site infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 Update. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014; 35 (6): 605-627. doi: 10.1086/676022.

Bratzler DW, Dellinger EP, Olsen KM, et al. Clinical practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013; 70 (3): 195-283. doi: 10.2146/ajhp120568.

Chow AW, Evans GA, Nathens AB, et al. Canadian practice guidelines for surgical intra-abdominal infections. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2010; 21 (1): 11-37.

Harvey MA, Pierce M, Alter JE, et al. SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines. Obstetrical anal sphincter injuries (OASIS): Prevention, recognition and repair. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2015; 37 (12): 1131-1148. /

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). How-to Guide: Prevent surgical site infections. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2012.

Mangram AJ, Horan TC, Pearson ML, Silver LC, Jarvis WR. Guideline for prevention of surgical site infection, 1999. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Am J Infect Control. 1999; 27 (2): 97-132.

Moghissi ES, Korytkowski MT, DiNardo M, et al. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist and American Diabetes Association consensus statement on inpatient glycemic control. Diabetes Care. 2009; 32 (6):1119-1129. doi: 10.2337/dc09-9029.

NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment. NICE guidelines [CG74]. 2008.

Orsted HL, Keast DH, Kuhnke J et al. Best practice recommendations for the prevention and management of open surgical wounds. Wound Care Canada. 2010; 8 (1): 6-34.

Parvizi J, Gehrke T, Chen AF. Proceedings of the international consensus on periprosthetic joint infection. Bone Joint J. 2013; 95-B (11): 1450-1452. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B11.33135.

Safer Healthcare Now! Prevent surgical site infection (SSI): Getting Started Kit. Canadian Patient Safety Institute, 2014.

Additional Resources for Wound Disruption Prevention

Alanis M, Villers M, Law TL, Steadman EM, Robinson CJ. Complications of caesarean delivery in the massively obese patient. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010; 203 (3): 271, e1-e7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2010.06.049. 

Fitzwater J, Jauk V, Figueroa D, Biggio JR, Andrews WW, Tita AT. Wound morbidity with staples compared with suture for caesarean skin closure by diabetic status. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016; 29 (2); 279-282. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2014.998647.

De Graaf IM, Rengerink OK, Wiersma IC, Donker ME, Mol BW, Pajkrt E. Techniques for wound closure at caesarean section: a randomized clinical trial. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2012; 165 (1): 47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2012.07.019.

Gagliardi A, Fenech D, Eskicioglu C, Nathens AB, McLeod R. Factors influencing antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical site infections prevention in general surgery: a review of literature. Can J Surg. 2009; 52 (6): 481-489.

Mackeen D, Devaraj T, Baxter JK. Caesarean skin closure preferences: a survey of obstetricians. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013; 26 (8): 753-756. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2012.755509.

Meyer C, Rios Diaz A, Dalela D, et al. Wound dehiscence in a sample of 1 176 cystectomies: identification of predictors and implications for outcomes. BJU Int. 2016; 117 (6B): e95-e101. doi: 10.1111/bju.13213.

Sarsam S, Elliot J, Lam G. Management of wound complications from caesarean delivery. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2005; 60 (7): 462-473.

Sessler D. Non-pharmacological prevention of surgical wound infection. Anesthesiology Clinics. 2006; 24 (2): 279-297.

Wall P, Deucy E, Glantz JC, Pressman EK. Vertical skin incisions and wound complications in the obese parturient. Obstet Gynecol. 2003; 102 (5): 952-956.