from Barchitta et al. 2012
published in J Antimicrob Chemother 67: 749-755
DOI 10.1093/jac/dkr505

Prevalence of surgical site infections before and after the implementation of a multimodal infection control programme

Trainings are essential parts of multimodal interventions to improve cleaning, hand and surface hygiene, saving costs and reduction of HAIs

Multimodal intervention study in Italy, including education, feedback and dissemination of guidelines/posters. SSI rates were obtained in 4 point prevalence investigations. The SSI rate decreased from 16.4 to 8.2 per 100 surgical patients (50 %).