This session will focus on the patient impact side of wound and surgical site infection. Within the session we will:
- Examine what makes a patient high risk and what strategies are available to reduce this risk.
- Explore the national differences in infection rates and the unwarranted variations in care.
- Expand on the work of the national wound care strategy which is ongoing to ensure practitioners and service leads know what good care looks like with the aim to improve quality of care for all patients.
- Articulate the real clinical and human consequences of getting this wrong.
Dr Leanne Atkin, Vascular Nurse Consultant, Mid Yorks NHS Trust