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RQ Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Program

30-Nov-2015

The Infection Prevention and Control Department in the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is currently conducting surveillance on surgical site infections (SSIs) for a number of targeted surgical procedures (i.e., CABGS and Valves, C-sections, Hysterectomies, Colorectals, Total Hips and Knees, and Neurosurgeries). Surgical patients are contacted by phone to determine if they developed a SSI following their surgical procedure. The identification of a SSI is based on criteria developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As part of our SSI surveillance program, physicians may receive a call from an RQHR Infection Control Practitioner asking about a patient’s SSI. For every SSI identified, information regarding patient risk factors and the surgical procedure are collected. The information gathered will help improve our surgical program in the health region.

Contact:

Dr. Meredith Faires BSc(Agr), DVM, MSc, PhD Senior Epidemiologist Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region Regina General Hospital, Department of Infection Prevention and Control

1440 - 14th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 0W5

Telephone: 306-766-4675

Fax: 306-766-3361

Email: Meredith.Faires@rqhealth.ca