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  • Surgical Site Infections

Surgical Site Infections

Surgical site infections are the second most common type of adverse events occurring in hospitalized patients. Nationally, surgical site infections happen to about three out of 100 patients who have surgery. At LMH, our staff members practice nationally accepted guidelines to significantly reduce the incidence of surgical site infections. These recommendations include proper use of antibiotics, appropriate hair removal at the surgical site, and specific postoperative care procedures.

See patient tips for preventing surgery errors.