Ten top tips: prevention of surgical site infections

Surgical site infection (SSI) is defined as infection of an operated site developing within 30 days after the operation, or within 1 year if an implant is present. SSIs are classified according to the affected tissue as superficial, deep and organ/space infections (Anderson et al, 2014).

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  • Jan Stryja

    Vascular Surgeon, Hospital Podlesi, Trinec, Czech Republic