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Protocol for the Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Service Version 6 [June 2013] r1

Protocol for the Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection, version 6 [June 2013] r1

About Public Health England We work with national and local government, industry and the NHS to protect and improve the nation's health and support healthier choices. We address inequalities by focusing on removing barriers to good health. We were established on 1 April 2013 to bring together public health specialists from more than 70 organisations into a single public health service.

Public Health England 133-155 Waterloo Road Wellington House London SE1 8UG Tel: 020 7654 8000 http://www.gov.uk/phe @PHE_uk Prepared by: Pauline Harrington, Catherine Wloch, Suzanne Elgohari and Theresa Lamagni For queries relating to this document, please contact: [email protected] ¬© Crown Copyright 2013 Published June 2013 PHE gateway number: 2013066 This document is available in other formats on request. Please call 020 8327 7018 or email [email protected]

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Protocol for the Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection, version 6 [June 2013] r1

Contents Foreword

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Section 1 Surgical site infection surveillance

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1.1 Background

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1.2 Aim of SSISS

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1.3 Developments to the Surgical Site Infection Surveillance protocol

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1.4 Overview of amendments to the SSI surveillance protocol since 2004

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Section 2 Surveillance methodology

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2.1 Introduction

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2.2 Categories of procedure included in the surveillance

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2.3 Surveillance periods

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2.4 Ensuring all eligible patients are included in the surveillance

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2.5 Collecting the surveillance dataset

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2.6 Methods for finding cases of SSI

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2.7 Data submission

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2.8 Batch submission of data held in local database (CSV file)

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2.9 Data reconciliation

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2.10 Data validation

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2.11 Data sharing and publication

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Section 3 Definitions of surgical site infections

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3.1 Classification of surgical site infections

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3.2 Definitions applied to patient reported SSI

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3.3 Notes on the application of definitions of surgical site infections

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3.4 Specific sites of organ/space surgical site infection

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Section 4 Organising the surveillance

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4.1 Introduction

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4.2 Registration with SSISS

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4.3 Role of the Surveillance Co-ordinator/Administrator

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4.4 Report contact

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4.5 Staff designated to collect and submit data

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4.6 Surveillance committee or coordination group

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Section 5 Definition of data Items

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5.1 Introduction

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5.2 Demographic and surgical data

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5.3 Discontinuation of surveillance

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5.4 Patient post-discharge questionnaire (PDQ)

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5.5 Systematic post-discharge surveillance by healthcare professionals

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5.6 Surgical Site Infection data

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5.7 Warning messages and flags

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Section 6 Analysis and feedback of data

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6.1 Introduction

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6.2 Process for report producti