Regulations & Guidelines

Surgical Site Infection Prevention

Many factors contribute and increase patient risk in acquiring a post surgical infection. Emerging challenges include lack of standard protocol for post-discharge surveillance, resistant organisms decreasing the effectiveness of antimicrobial prophylaxis, improper skin/surgical site preparation, improper intraoperative temperature regulation, lack of blood glucose monitoring, and pre-existing microorganism colonization, which are all factors that contribute to surgical site infection. Click on a tab below to access resources specific to your healthcare facility.

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