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Surgical Wound Management

Bioburden Management in Surgical Wounds

September 30, 2020
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a risk for the more than 10 million patients who undergo inpatient surgical procedures every year in the United States. Between 300,000 and 500,000 Americans develo...

Bioburden Reduction in Surgical Wounds

September 22, 2023
In the United States alone, there are between 160,000 and 300,000 surgical site infections (SSIs) each year, representing $3.5 to $10 billion in annual health care costs....

Evaluation of Surgical Wounds

September 22, 2023
Successful care of surgical wounds begins with a comprehensive assessment of both the wound and the patient, including a clear understanding of the type and class of surgical wound. Psychosocial facto...

Important Terms to Know: Surgical Wound Management

September 22, 2023
Aseptic: A property that aims to eliminate the risk of transmission of all harmful microorganisms, such as in aseptic surgical procedures. Aseptic practices can prevent the cross-contamination of path...

Prehabilitation: Preventing Operative Complications in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Patients

April 5, 2023
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are just one of the many complications that may follow a surgical procedure. A study conducted from 2019-2020 found the rate of SSIs in Medicare and Premier populations...

Preventing Post-Operative Complications

September 30, 2020
Surgical complications impact many patients every year, and when post-operative complications occur, they can disrupt the normal healing cycle and introduce new challenges in patient care. It is estim...

Steps for Preventing Cross-Contamination in Post-Operative Wound Care

September 30, 2020
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are wound infections that occur after invasive surgical procedures. Depending on the location of the wound and the level of post-operative care that the patient receive...

Surgical Site Infection: What Causes the Infection?

September 29, 2021
Although advances in surgical techniques and operating room technologies have made many surgical procedures more successful and have led to easier recovery for many patients, surgical site infections ...

Surgical Site Management: Choosing an Antimicrobial Dressing

September 30, 2020
Surgical site management in the post-operative time frame is paramount in preventing infection and wound dehiscence. It is essential to use practical knowledge in good wound cleansing and skin care an...

Surgical Wound Complications

September 29, 2021
Despite modern precautions and protocols in place, surgical site infection (SSI) continues to be a risk. SSIs are the most common and costly of all hospital-acquired infections, with an estimated annu...
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