This article is intended for primary care clinicians, surgeons, critical care specialists, infectious disease specialists, nurses, and other clinicians who care for surgical patients.
The goal of this activity is to provide medical news to primary care clinicians and other healthcare professionals in order to enhance patient care.
- Assess the best care of the preoperative patient to prevent surgical site infections
- Evaluate perioperative strategies to prevent surgical site infections
This activity is intended for surgeons and nurses.
The goal of this activity is to provide current strategies for the prevention of surgical site infections.
- Discuss the pathogenesis of surgical site infections.
- Explain the determinants of surgical site infections.
- Describe the prevention of surgical site infections.
This activity is intended for surgeons, infectious disease specialists, hospitalists, intensivists, emergency medicine physicians, and nurses/nurse practitioners.
The goal of this activity is to highlight best practices for prevention of surgical-site infections as a strategy for improving outcomes in surgical patients.
- Identify the need to control physiologic factors that contribute to surgical-site infections (SSI)
- Evaluate new data on skin antisepsis and nasal decontamination as strategies for preventing SSI
- Recognize strategies for overcoming barriers to implementing SSI prevention recommendations