<h1>Prevention of Surgical Infection Through Education</h1>

Downloadable Guidelines

Surginfection believe that the following guidelines and articles may be helpful to surgical trainees in preventing infection in surgical patients:

Download Surgical Guidelines:

Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Surgery (SIGN)

Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infection

Indications for Hand Hygiene (WHO)

WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives Checklist (2009)

Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Ireland (HPSC 2008)

Other Guidelines

Trends in Staphylococcus aureus/MRSA bacteraemia in Ireland (2010)

Surveillance, Diagnosis and Treatment of C.Difficile (2008)


Tanner et al. Surgical hand antisepsis to reduce surgical site infection. Cochrane Review. 2008

Fujii et al. Effects of subcutaneous drain for the prevention of incisional SSI in high-risk patients undergoing colorectal surgery. International Journal of Colorectal Disease 2011

McHugh et al. Intraoperative technique as a factor in the prevention of surgical site infection. Journal of Hospital Infection. 2011

Tartari et al. Pre-educational intervention survey of healthcare practitioners' compliance with infection prevention measures in cardiothoracic surgery: low compliance but internationally comparable surgical site infection rate. Journal of Hospital Infection 2011

McHugh et al. A targeted e-learning programme for surgical trainees to enhance patient safety in preventing surgical infection. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 2010

McHugh et al. Role of patient awareness in prevention of peripheral venous catheter-related bloodstream infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2010

de Vries et al. Effect of a Comprehensive Surgical Safety System on Patient Outcomes. New England Journal of Medicine 2010

Bennett-Guerroro et al. Gentamicin-collagen sponge for infection prophylaxis in colorectal surgery. New England Journal of Medicine 2010

Hennessey et al. Preoperative hypoalbuminemia is an independent risk factor for the development of surgical site infection following gastrointestinal surgery: a multi-institutional study.Annals of Surgery 2010

Webster et al. Use of face masks by non-scrubbed operating room staff: a randomized controlled trial. ANZ J Surg 2010

Meeks et al. Compliance with guidelines to prevent surgical site infections: As simple as 1-2-3? Am J Surg 2010

Bode et al. Preventing Surgical Site Infections in Nasal Carriers of Staphlococcus aureus. NEJM 2010

Darouiche et al. Chlorhexidine-Alcohol versus Povidone-Iodine for Surgical-Site Antisepsis. NEJM 2010

Bowater et al. Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Surgery a Generally Effective Intervention? Annals of Surgery 2009

Tourmousoglou et al. Adherence to guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis in general surgery: a critical appraisal. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2008)

McHugh et al. Preventing healthcare associated infection through education: Have surgeons been overlooked? Surgeon (2010)

Weber et al. The timing of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis. Annals of Surgery (2008)

Shamim et al. Diathermy vs. Scalpel Skin Incisions in General Surgery:
Double-Blind, Randomized, Clinical Trial. World J Surg (2009)

van't Rier et al. Meta-analysis of techniques for closure of midline abdominal incisions. BJS (2002)

Nishikawa et al. How Can We Control Intraoperative Bacterial Contamination
and Surgical-Site Infection During an Anterior Resection or Hartmann’s/Miles’ Operation? J Gastrointest Surg (2008)





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