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Update on surgical site infections: The new CDC guidelines

Borchardt, Roy, A., PA-C, PhD; Tzizik, Dan, MPAS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: April 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - p 52–54
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000531052.82007.42
Special Topics in Infectious Diseases

ABSTRACT Surgical site infections (SSIs) occur near or at the incision site and/or deeper underlying tissue spaces and organs within 30 days of a surgical procedure (or up to 90 days for implanted prosthetics). SSIs are the most common healthcare-associated infections experienced by patients who undergo surgery, increase overall cost and length of hospital stay, and are largely preventable. This article reviews the recently updated CDC guidelines for preventing SSIs.

Roy A. Borchardt is supervisor of advanced practice providers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, in Houston, Tex. Dan Tzizik is assistant director of clinical education and an assistant professor in PA program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Manchester, N.H. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Roy A. Borchardt, PA-C, PhD, and Michael D. Overcash, MPAS, PA-C, department editors

Copyright © 2018 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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