Don't forget the last step
Several actions are being taken to prevent surgical site infections, both preoperative, during and after the operation, e.g. pre-op disinfectants, two pairs of gloves and effective ventilation. However, one important factor that is often missed in the overall strategy is to reduce microbes at the incision site and the preventive and treatment role of using a suitable dressing. This is stated in the recent international guidelines (scroll down).