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Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 May/Jun;18(4):385-393. doi: 10.1089/sur.2017.075.

Introduction to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections.

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1 Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma/Critical Care, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine , Cincinnati, Ohio.
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2 Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine , St. Louis, Missouri.
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3 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. , Denver, Colorado.
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4 VA Boston Health Care System , Boston, Massachusetts.
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5 Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta, Georgia .
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6 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Washington , Seattle, Washington.
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7 SUNY Downstate Medical Center and SUNY College of Health Related Professions , Brooklyn, New York.
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8 Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Abstract

Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common type of health-care-associated infection (HAI) and adds considerably to the individual, social, and economic costs of surgical treatment. This document serves to introduce the updated Guideline for the Prevention of SSI from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). The Core section of the guideline addresses issues relevant to multiple surgical specialties and procedures. The second procedure-specific section focuses on a high-volume, high-burden procedure: Prosthetic joint arthroplasty. While many elements of the 1999 guideline remain current, others warrant updating to incorporate new knowledge and changes in the patient population, operative techniques, emerging pathogens, and guideline development methodology.

KEYWORDS:

infection; prevention; surgical site infection

PMID:
28541804
DOI:
10.1089/sur.2017.075
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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