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Causes of Surgical Site InfectionSurgical wounds can be infected by:
Additionally, patients are more prone to surgical wound infection when they:
Symptoms of SSITypical symptoms of SSI include redness, fever, pain, delayed healing, tenderness, warmth or swelling at the surgical site. Some other symptoms associated with specific types of SSI are:
What hospitals are doing to prevent SSI?
SSI is a serious infection that can impact the overall quality care of the healthcare centers. In order to avoid the chances of this infection, healthcare organizations take the following measures:-
What can patients do to prevent SSI?
During SurgeryEnquire with medical staff as to why the surgical site needs to be shaved. Moreover, speak up if healthcare providers use a regular razor to shave the area.
After the Surgery
How SSI is treated?
Taking Collective Steps to Avoid SSISurgical Site Infection is one of the most extreme healthcare infections that impacts the overall mortality rate of a healthcare center. In order to avoid it, healthcare providers, medical staff, and patients need to take careful precaution before, during, and after the surgery and following treatments.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.