Researchers implement standardized shunt infection prevention bundle within the adult population

By | August 3, 2022
Researchers at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, investigated theimplementation of a standardized shunt infection prevention bundle, a set of evidence-based practices termed the Calgary Adult Shunt Infection Prevention Protocol (CASIPP) to prevent ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt infections within an adult hydrocephalus patient population. The initial implementation of the CASIPP resulted in infection reduction, and then the rate of infections was dramatically reduced after the preoperative skin antiseptic was replaced with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol.