APSIC Safe Surgery

APSIC Safe Surgery

APSIC Safe Surgery is a team of people (Surgical team, Infection Control, Critical care team) that promotes collaboration and use of guidelines as well as best practices to deliver quality surgical care for those served.

We define a hospital as a Centre of Excellence when it fulfils all of the strategic criteria:

  • Delivers the highest level of patient safety and quality patient outcome
  • Committed to ensuring dedicated surgical site infection (SSI) control teams to undertake SSI surveillance
  • Takes on a leadership role and follows the recommendations of APSIC Guidelines for Prevention of SSI
  • Implements quality improvement projects to achieve significant reduction in surgical site infections