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      In their article “Implementation of an Evidence-based bundle to reduce surgical site infection after cesarean section- review of the interventions
      • Mahomed K
      • Seeto Norton M
      • Zhu S
      Implementation of an evidence-based bundle to reduce surgical site infection after cesarean section- review of the intervention. Submitted to AJIC 2022. Unpublished.
      ,” Mahomed et al. describe interventions to reduce surgical site infections post cesarean section at a regional hospital in Australia. These interventions included discussing and receiving buy-in from critical stakeholders: obstetric, midwifery, anesthesia, operating room staff, and infection prevention. Using a retrospective audit of patient records pre- and post-intervention, the authors aimed to determine whether the interventions reduced the number of post-cesarean surgical site infections based on readmission rates and staff compliance in following a surgical bundle. While surgical bundles have commonly been utilized since 2013, bundles specific to obstetrics procedures were recently introduced approximately seven years ago. Thus, this study adds to the available body of knowledge in this area.
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