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About Surgical Site Infections SSI

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are among the most common healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). In Europa the percentage of SSIs per 100 surgical procedures varied from 0.6% to 9.6%, depending on the type of surgical procedure1. In low-middle-income countries the pooled SSI incidence was 11.8 per 100 surgical patients undergoing a surgical procedure1.

The biggest organizations WHO, CDC, KRINKO and NICE established and published guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection between Nov 2016 and April 2019. Due to the different methodology in the preparation and type of recommendations, a 1: 1 comparison of the four guidelines is initially not possible. B. Braun established with experts recommendations based on evidence and best practice.

Contact B. Braun and learn more how we can support you in improving your local practices and support in order to beat Surgical Site Infections. 

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), April 2015. (Accessed Nov., 05, 2015)

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How to beat SSI Brochure
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