Category list : Surgical site infection
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This article explains when wound cleansing is appropriate and how to select a cleansing solution. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
New “nanofiber” wound dressings that contain vitamin D hold promise for reducing the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs), according to US researchers.
A surgical suture and a device for securing peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are to be fast-tracked for use across the NHS in England, because of their potential to reduce infection risk.
Patients who report having a prior penicillin allergy have been found to have a 50% increased risk of developing a surgical site infection (SSI), according to US researchers.
The body NHS England is writing to thousands of patients who have had open heart surgery to warn them they may be at risk of an infection that has killed 15 people.
Guidance on preventing surgical site infectionSubscription
A group of professional associations produced guidance for practitioners on how to apply infection prevention best practice across the surgical pathway
Avoiding inadvertent peri-operative hypothermiaSubscription
Inadvertent peri-operative hypothermia can cause serious complications, but can be prevented through active warming in the pre-operative and intra-operative phases
’For my colleagues who work in surgical areas in UK healthcare this book is a must read.’
Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th editionSubscription
’Although this is written for the adult nursing student, this book would be a valuable resource for the whole nursing team.’
Using PGD to reduce surgical infection riskSubscription
Patients undergoing surgery for spinal injuries are susceptible to surgical site infection so one hospital used a patient group direction to reduce infection rates