Clean Cut results, published in JAMA Surgery, achieve a 34% relative risk reduction of surgical site infection
This study showed that Lifebox's Clean Cut program improved infection prevention standards to reduce SSI without infrastructure expenses or resource investments.
Working in multidisciplinary, interprofessional teams can leverage varied skill sets to enhance innovation and implementation in crisis situations.
This study found a high cancellation rate, most attributable to late start times leading to delays for the remainder of cases, and lack of preoperative patient preparation.
The ongoing, severe shortage of protective equipment and training gaps should be immediately remediated to prevent the loss of healthcare workers in lower-income environments.
The results of the lasting impact of Lifebox’s surgical infection reduction program - Clean Cut - in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery.
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) awards posthumous Honorary Membership to Aoyagi to recognize his gift to medicine that has literally touched the lives of billions.
Dr. Aoyagi’s final wish was to find a theory of pulse oximetry. We hope this tribute to him and his invention will inspire a new generation of scientists, clinicians, and related organizations to secure the foundation of the theory.
Like politics, all quality improvement is local, so a deep understanding of local context and circumstances is essential.
This study has demonstrated the feasibility of using a WhatsApp chat group among a national society of anesthesia providers in Burundi to perform an initial abbreviated audit of anesthesia facilities.
Large gaps remain in other critical units of the hospital, including PACUs, ICUs, and emergency rooms, where on average there were 1–3 unmonitored high-acuity beds per unit.