The Surgical Care Improvement Project-focusing on infection control.

RCS Consulting Group, Inc., USA.
Plastic surgical nursing: official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses 01/2007; 27(3):163-7. DOI: 10.1097/01.PSN.0000290287.42359.91
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