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 mentioned in the recent international guidelines (below).
Preventing and managing SSI across health care sectors
In this guideline Sorbact® is recommended across health care sectors. It can be used for infection prevention as well as for treating infected surgical wounds.
See table 9 – Wound dressings for the management of surgical wounds (page 33).Read publication