CDC Releases New Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site InfectionTUESDAY, JULY 04, 2017
The CDC recently released the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 and estimates that approximately half of SSIs are deemed preventable using evidence-based strategies. The CDC notes that human and financial costs of treating surgical site infections (SSIs) are increasing, and the number of surgical procedures performed in the United States continues to rise, while surgical patients have increasingly complex comorbidities.
This CDC says this guideline is intended to provide new and updated evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of SSI and should be incorporated into comprehensive surgical quality improvement programs to improve patient safety.
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