For more information click on the links below.
NH Reportable Diseases
Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) and Clostridium Difficile (C-diff)
CDC Home Page (good start for information on current issues)
CDC Vital Signs (CDC in-depth topics like Sepsis)
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