Monday, August 29, 2016

Preventing Infections in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

There are about 300,000 surgical site infections in the U.S. each year. Surgical site infections are one of the most common healthcare-associated infections but most of them are preventable. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has created a new infographic for ambulatory surgery settings to help promote safe practices in preventing surgical site infections and other harmful infections. One of the key recommendations in this infographic is to follow safe injection practices. This is a great tool/resource to share with colleagues in outpatient facilities. 

To download the infographic, visit

If you have an upcoming training or would like a guest speaker to present on injection safety, please contact Alana Cilwick, Injection Safety Coordinator at CDPHE, at (303) 692-2727 or