What is it about?

Surgical site infection (SSI) is an unfortunate post-operative complication that affects many surgical patients worldwide, and treatment of this type of wound is most likely to occur following discharge from the acute care setting. The aim of this document is to highlight present knowledge with regards to the prevention and management of surgical site infection in the primary and community health care sectors

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Why is it important?

This document presents a set of recommendations to guide clinical practice in the community setting for maximum patient healing outcomes following surgery, maps the SSI incidence, prevalence and high-risk areas, based on published information and data available from SSI-registries, presents the principles of management of surgical wounds as well as the available modern techniques for prevention and treatment of surgical site infections and provides a summary of evidence based best perioperative practice recommendation to prevent surgical site infections .


The document is an excellent example of the need of interdisciplinary and multiprofessional collaboration in the management of surgical site infection as an complication of healthcare services providing.

Jan Stryja
Salvatella LTD, Czech Republic

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This page is a summary of: PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT ACROSS HEALTH-CARE SECTORS, Journal of Wound Care, February 2020, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2020.29.sup2b.s1.
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