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Come Clean: Stop Surgical Infections Before They Start

Project

Come Clean: Stop Surgical Infections Before They Start

Purpose

Reduce surgical site infections by informing patients about risk factors and persauding them to modify behavior accordingly. 

Audience

Patients preparing for scheduled surgery. Currently limited to Cholerectal patients on Chlorhexidine shower protocol.

Platforms

  • iOS app deployed internally at Emory.
  • Web version is in development

Team

  • Carla Haack
  • Joe Sharma
  • John Sweeney
  • Michael Konomos
  • Satyen Tripathi

Started/ Completed

  • Started 2012, iOS app launched in Pre-Admissions Testing in October 2013

Next Steps

  • Develop and deploy web version
  • Measure efficacy of App in PAT