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Speare Memorial Hospital offers free healthcare services to patients at Plymouth OB/GYN
For more information click on the links below.
NH Reportable Diseases
List of HAI Reporting Requirements for Hospitals
Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Norovirus Gastroenteritis
Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) and Clostridium Difficile (C-diff)
MRSA FAQ Brochure Steps You Can Take to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections
CDC Home Page (good start for information on current issues)
CDC Vital Signs (CDC in-depth topics like Sepsis)
CDC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
CDC A-Z topic index and search
CDC Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Guidelines
CDC Vaccination Information Statements (VIS)
Infection Prevention Data
A surgical site infection (SSI) is an infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place. Speare Memorial Hospital monitors all surgeries with incision for SSIs using the National Health Safety Network criteria. The Surgical Services staff work collaboratively with other patient care staff to implement programs and patient care procedures known to reduce surgical site infections. Another key way we prevent SSIs is by providing our patients with information about how they can take an active role in preventing infection in their surgical site.