Infection prevention bundle reduces surgical site infections following cranial surgery
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Dear Editor, we read the publication on “The implementation of an infection prevention bundle reduces surgical site infection (SSI) s following cranial surgery” with a great interest . Jörger et al. concluded that “The implementation of a bundle of five basic infection prevention steps leads to a clinical relevant reduction of SSIs .” In fact, SSI is an important problem in clinical practice and there should be a good preventive measure against the problem. The implementation of guideline/protocol aiming at prevention of the problem is interesting. Indeed, the instruction according to the guideline/protocol is usually good; however, the important concern is the practice of the practitioner. Most of the problem in clinical practice is usually due to human error . In a recent report from the USA, the non-compliance of practitioners towards infection control guideline for SSI prevention is not uncommon, and the SSI problem can be due to the contamination during pre-, intra-, or post- operative phase . Any tools against SSI will be useless if we do not start with promotion of the responsibility of the practitioner.
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