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Orthopaedic Expert Faculty Group (EFG), Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme (SSII), Health Quality and Safety Commission report.

The role of the Orthopaedic Expert Facility Group (EFG) continues to provide expert clinical support and advice in relation to the SSII programme. We continue to meet via teleconference on an infrequent 'as needs' basis.

Over the past year the EFG has published a National Periprosthetic Joint Infection Sampling and Culture Guide.

Arthur Morris, Clinical Lead NZ SSIIP, has also published an article on Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis in NZ Anaesthesia (Dec 2017), and a further article on BMI as a Key Risk Factor for Early Periprosthetic Joint Infection for the NZ Medical Association (NZMJ Sept 2017, Vol 130 No1461)

A number of hospitals have now tested and adopted anti-staphylococcal bundle of care preoperatively. The aim of this bundle is to see a reduction in staphylococcal infections by at least 20 per cent.

From September 2018, the Orthopaedic quarterly reports are available on the HQSC website.

It has been interesting being involved in the Orthopaedic EFG since its inception. Having been on the group for the past three years, I am nearing the end of my second term and therefore I wish to tender my resignation at the completion of this term.

Diane Darley, PNC representative to the Orthopaedic EFG

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Author:Darley, Diane
Publication:The Dissector: Journal of the Perioperative Nurses College of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation
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Date:Dec 1, 2018
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