Incision Care and Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

Incision Care and Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

Incision Care and Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

Incision Care and Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

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Reducing Surgical Site Infections (SSI’s) is an effective method to reduce cost and risk to patients and healthcare workers within their work facilities. This course will break down the costs and risks that are involved with SSI’s, and how best to prevent them. Proper skin techniques and meticulous sterile techniques will also be discussed in this course to assist with the prevention of SSI’s. The use of silver and postoperative care also coincide with the prevention of SSI’s, and communication with the patients and their caregivers- including families- is crucial to keep the spread of SSI’s minimal.

COURSE INFORMATION

1 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2018-10-02Updated 2018-10-02

Course Objectives

  • Understand costs associated with SSI's
  • Remember risk factors for SSI with preoperative assessment
  • Understand techniques to prevent SSI pre and post operation
  • Apply information to patient teaching tools

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