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Invitation to join a multicentre audit

Dear Colleague.

We are conducting a multicentre audit on the impact of closed incision negative pressure dressing PREVENA on the reduction of postoperative median sternotomy wound infection. We would like to enquire if PREVENA is being utilized in your department and whether you will be interested to participate in this project.

PREVENA is used in my department:  YES/ NO

Would you like to participate in the Audit? YES/ NO

The following data will be needed for the audit:

  1. Age
  2. BMI
  3. COPD
  4. Diabetes Mellitus
  5. Type of Operation
  6. Logistic Euro Score
  7. Postoperative sternotomy wound infection type ( A model will be provided for this)
  8. Wound classification ( A model will be provided for this)
  9. Treatment for wound infection
  1. Antibiotics
  2. Debridement
  3. Rewiring
  4. Vacuum assisted dressing
  5. Plastic surgical reconstruction
  1. Length of postoperative hospital stay
  2. Readmission and subsequent hospital stay due to wound infection
  3. Mortality

If you are able to provide this information we would like to invite you to work with us on this audit. We are going to publish our results and every participant will be named as authors. We have an approved CG1 multi centre audit, so you just need to register it as an audit on your Trust.

We are looking forward to be working with you. If you would like to know more please get in touch with us.

Stay safe and have a good day!


Rona Calanao

Cardiothoracic Surgical Care Practitioner

Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust


Professor Mahmoud Loubani

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon/Honorary Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Hull University Teaching Hospital

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