Operating room staff and surgeon documentation curriculum improves wound classification accuracy

Misclassification of wounds in the operating room (OR) can adversely affect surgical site infection (SSI) reporting and reimbursement. This study aimed to measure the effects of a curriculum on documentation of surgical wound classification (SWC) for operating room staff and surgeons.

[...]

Conclusion

Implementation of a multidisciplinary documentation curriculum resulted in a

significant decrease in SWC documentation error. Improved accuracy of SWC

reporting may facilitate a better assessment of SSI risk in a complex patient

population.


Operating room staff and surgeon documentation curriculum improves wound classification accuracy (Heliyon).


DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00728