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SSI orthopaedic monitoring tool - variable life-adjusted display (VLAD) report

27 May 2022

The orthopaedic monitoring tool (VLAD report) is a tool to track orthopaedic surgical site infections (SSI) in your DHB. It is updated quarterly.

The report, consisting of a VLAD chart and a coloured infection risk status box, compliments other HQSC orthopaedic surgical site infection (SSI) reports. It is used to help the early identification of an increase in the risk of infections so that timely intervention can occur.

The report is hosted on a secure online app, with access provided to SSI Champions by the Commission.

A more detailed description and explanation of the report is provided on login. The learning resource below also provides an overview of how this report can assist DHBs monitor orthopaedic SSI.