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Surgical Site Infection: Prevention and Treatment of Surgical Site Infection

Surgical Site Infection: Prevention and Treatment of Surgical Site Infection

NICE Clinical Guidelines - National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK)

Version: October 2008

Preoperative phase

What is the clinical effectiveness of preoperative showering to reduce surgical site infection?

Intraoperative phase

What is the clinical hand decontamination strategy to use between subsequent surgeries?

Evidence tables

Sex, weight, height, BMI, obesity, diabetes, smoking (up to 3 months pre- op), hypertension, dyslipidaemia, COPD, previous corticoid or antibiotic use, permanent pacemaker, renal insufficiency, secondary diagnoses, acute MI (up to 1 month pre-op), angina, coronary stent, ejection fraction, functional class, previous sternotomy, type of surgery, use of beta-adrenergic drugs, pre-op hospital stay length

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