Orthopedic Infection Advisory
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Links to Additional Resources
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
information about Surgical Site Infections
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
The Joint Commission
Scientific analysis of
peri-prosthetic joint infections
Information about the Unintended Consequence of Forced-air Patient Warming
New ECRI Guidance
says forced-air warming "especially concerning during orthopedic surgeries"
Lawsuit claims Bair Hugger caused joint infection (
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