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  • Come Clean!: Stop Surgical Infections Before They Start
  • Date: 2012
  • Link:Come Clean! (Web version)
  • Type: Mobile app, Illustration, Video
  • Team: Konomos, Tripathi
Preventing surgical site infections

Take it with you into the operating room or home to your easy chair. This hands-on tool allows you to mentally map the 3D anatomy of the liver in a way that was never possible with illustrations or imaging studies. Zoom in, tap for labels, and turn objects on and off to understand the relationships.

Who This Is For

Patients who come to Emory University Hospital for scheduled general surgery are viewing this app in the Anesthesia and Perioperative Care center. We are planning on rolling this out to other locations and services in the future.

Image from come clean app
Result

As a part of a larger set of interventions to reduce surgical site infections, we observed a generally sustained and significant reduction of wound infections.