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The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) Recommendations for Infection Prevention and Management

        In Deer et al. (
        • Deer TR
        • Provenzano DA
        • Hanes M
        • et al.
        The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) Recommendations for Infection Prevention and Management.
        ), Table 2 was published with error. In the subheading “Postoperative measures”, the number of hours used for occlusive sterile dressing should have been 24–48 instead of 4–48 hours.
        Table 2Infection-Control Measures Recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (5).
        Recommendations Evidence rankings
        CDC rankings. IA: Strongly recommended for implementation and supported by well-designed experimental, clinical, or epidemiological studies. IB: Strongly recommended for implementation and supported by some experimental, clinical, or epidemiological studies and strong theoretical rationale. II: Suggested for implementation and supported by suggestive clinical or epidemiological studies or theoretical rationale.
        Preoperative measures
        Optimize glucose control IB
        Discontinue tobacco use IB
        If hair is removed, use electric clippers immediately before surgery IA
        Use prophylactic antibiotic therapy IA
        Vancomycin should not be used routinely IB
        Intraoperative measures
        Use appropriate preparation technique and agent selection for skin antisepsis IB
        Maintain positive pressure ventilation in the operating room (OR) IB
        Keep the OR doors closed during procedure IB
        Limit OR traffic II
        Handle tissue gently and eradicate dead space IB
        Postoperative measures
        Use occlusive sterile dressing for 24–48 hours postoperatively IB
        If a dressing change is required, use:
        Hand washing IB
        Sterile technique II
        * CDC rankings. IA: Strongly recommended for implementation and supported by well-designed experimental, clinical, or epidemiological studies. IB: Strongly recommended for implementation and supported by some experimental, clinical, or epidemiological studies and strong theoretical rationale. II: Suggested for implementation and supported by suggestive clinical or epidemiological studies or theoretical rationale.
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        REFERENCE

          • Deer TR
          • Provenzano DA
          • Hanes M
          • et al.
          The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) Recommendations for Infection Prevention and Management.
          Neuromodulation. 2017; 20 (DOI: 10.1111/ner.12565): 31-50