Prevention of Transmission Pillar
Implementation of Decolonization for Staphylococcus aureus prior to hip and knee replactments in Alberta
Project Theme: Policy, Economics, & Sustainability
The purpose of this project is to study the implementation of a new decolonization protocol prior to hip and knee replacement in Alberta, as well as study relevant patient outcomes.
Why is This Important?
There are an increasing number of hip and knee replacements annually in Alberta and with this we have seen a rise in the number of deep surgical site infections which are costly and result in poor quality of life. However, it is difficult to standardize changes to care across varying healthcare zones.
Successful implementation of a decolonization protocol for Staphylococcus aureus prior to hip and knee replacement.
Leveraged Sources of Support
- Infection Prevention and Control
- UofC Department of Medicine- Infrastructure will be used to leverage the MIF funds to apply for additional grants
Knowledge & Technology: Exchange and Exploitation
- This work will serve to inform best-practice pre-operative policy
- This study will help understand barriers to implementing changes in care pathways across different health care zones
Highly Qualified Personnel
- 2 new investigator research scientists
- Researchers from UofA and UofC
- 1 Summer Student
- 1 Research Associate
- 1 Research Analyst