Nemours' Surgical Wound Infection Rates Far Better Than National Average
When your child needs any kind of operation performed by Nemours surgeons, you can rest assured that you’re getting top-notch surgical care from some of the best pediatric surgical specialists in the field. In fact, we’re a national leader in surgical results and overall quality of surgical care.
One of the major ways we’re able to keep tabs on how we’re doing is by tracking the number of surgical wound complications for both inpatient and outpatient procedures (operations done on children staying in the hospital, as well as those who are able to go right home after surgery).
Of course, when your child needs a surgical procedure you probably don’t think twice about infections of surgical wounds. Why would you? You’re likely just focusing on the operation itself and hoping it helps fix whatever’s going on in your child’s body.
But when your child gets an everyday cut or scrape it’s important to clean the area, put antibacterial ointment on it, and cover it with a bandage to prevent an infection. When it comes to an operation, preventing wound infections is essential because it means a faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay.