With antimicrobial resistance on the rise, clinicians are increasingly practising the mantra that prevention is better than cure when it comes to infections. This session will take delegates through the current guidelines and practices available to members of the surgical team to reduce rates of surgical site infection (SSI).
By the end of the session, delegates should:
• Be knowledgeable about pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative measures for preventing SSI
• Understand the need for critical appraisal of published research through the use of appraisal tools
• Apply this understanding to the evidence behind guidelines for preventing SSI
• Be aware of the current research being undertaken in the field of SSI
Dr Josh Totty, Surgical Trainee, Hull and East Yorkshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust