Hands on Guide to Identification and Treatment of Surgical Site Infections

12:00 - 12:30

This session will use case studies from a variety of patients to highlight key learning points in surgical site infections (SSI) including:

  • Identifying those patients at highest risk of SSI
  • Wound surveillance and how to diagnose SSI
  • Treatment options for SSI
 

By the end of the session, delegates should have a clear understanding of:

  • The most significant risk factors for SSI
  • What research and clinical tools can be used to survey wounds
  • What research and clinical tools can be used to diagnose SSI
  • What treatments are frequently used in SSI patients
  • What future treatments for SSI may involve

Dr George Smith, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Academic Vascular Surgery Unit, Hull Royal Infirmary