Category list : Surgical site infection
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The PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (SNPWT) should be “considered as an option” for closed surgical incisions in patients who are at high risk of surgical site infections, according to latest guidance on medical devices from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Men and women are at differing risks of developing surgical site infections depending on the type of operation they undergo, according to new research from Germany.
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. This article comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
’For my colleagues who work in surgical areas in UK healthcare this book is a must read.’