Infection Prevention Bundle in Brain Tumor SurgeryLast updated on July 2021
- Recruitment Status
- Estimated Enrollment
- Same as current
- Brain Tumor
- Surgical Site Infection
- Not Applicable
- Allocation: RandomizedIntervention Model: Parallel AssignmentIntervention Model Description: Randomized controlled studyMasking: None (Open Label)Primary Purpose: Prevention
- Between 18 years and 80 years
- Both males and females
In cranial neurosurgery, surgical site infections (SSIs) occur in 0.5%-7.2% of patients, frequently require reoperations and long-lasting antibiotic treatment, and are often life threatening. Patients with malignant brain tumors often harbor several potential risk factors for SSI such as advanced ag...
In cranial neurosurgery, surgical site infections (SSIs) occur in 0.5%-7.2% of patients, frequently require reoperations and long-lasting antibiotic treatment, and are often life threatening. Patients with malignant brain tumors often harbor several potential risk factors for SSI such as advanced age, poor nutritional state owing to appetite loss, poor sanitary condition of the head skin due to low performance status, immunosuppression caused by steroid or chemotherapeutic agents, and surgical site skin problems caused by post-operative irradiation. Therefore, patients with malignant brain tumors theoretically are a high-risk group for SSI. A care bundle technique, which is an aggregate of evidence-based practices expected to improve patient outcomes, has been introduced to reduce the incidence of SSI. The infection prevention bundle (IPB) implemented items: Preoperative counseling and questionnaire: patient counseling and preparation instructions, screening questions for signs of infection, and presence of open or nonhealing wounds. Nasal methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus decolonization: preoperative 24 hours ago twice-daily application of 2% mupirocin ointment to bilateral nares with final application on the morning of surgery. Body decolonization: Cleansing with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate shower the evening before surgery and the morning of surgery. Preoperative weight-based antibiotics within 60 minutes of incision Strict draping and surgical techniques the standardization Irrigation of the surgical site with warm Isotonic NaCl solution before skin closure Postoperative wound care education to patient and family Care bundle in preventing surgical site infections is an approach that requires team-based service delivery and physician-nurse cooperation. Although it is known abroad and use of existing care bundle is not a new concept in Turkey, much is unknown, it is determined that widespread and effective use. Experimental studies on the care bundles are needed especially in our country to prevent surgical site infections.
- NCT #
- Not Provided
- Study Director: Ayfer Özba?, Professor Istanbul University - Cerrahpa?a