Surgical site infection (SSI) is an unfortunate post-operative complication that affects many surgical patients worldwide, and treatment of this type of wound is most likely to occur following discharge from the acute care setting. Whilst there are several guidelines for preventing and managing surgical site infections in hospitals there is an absence of guidelines for the optimum post-operative management in the home care setting. Furthermore, a set of recommendations on this topic covering primary and community health care professionals’ remains absent from clinical resources.
Stryja, J. (Ed.), Sandy-Hodgetts, K. (Ed.), Collier, M., Moser, C., Ousey, K., Probst, S., Wilson, J., & Xuereb, D. (2020). Surgical Site Infection: Prevention and Management Across Health-Care Sectors. Journal of wound care, 29(Sup2b), S1 - S72. https://doi.org/10.12968/jowc.2020.29.Sup2b.S1