EWMA 2020: Surgical Site Infection Trials, Guidelines and Implementation


This session will:

  • Examine the issues that arise in surgical site infection trials and how they can be overcome
  • Explore the lessons that have been learned from surgical site infection trials that can be used to inform guidelines and patient care
  • Demonstrate how the evidence from surgical site infection trials can be used to support the implementation of evidence-based practice in different contexts


Development and validation of measures for surgical site infection (SSI)

Rhiannon Macefield, B.Sc., M.Sc., United Kingdom

Centre for Surgical Research at the University of Bristol

SSI outcome assessment and follow-up in diverse settings

James Glasbey, United Kingdom

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Birmingham 

Development of the new "Surgical Site Infection Clinical Guideline" in the Czech Republic

Jan Stryja, MD, Czech Republic

Podiatric outpatients' department, Hospital Podlesi, Trinec

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EWMA SSI Document

SSI is undeniably connected to the hospital setting, the patient, site of surgery and the surgical procedure itself. However, an often-overlooked aspect of SSI is its occurrence upon discharge from hospital to home.

This EWMA Document has a special focus on the home care setting and the multidisciplinary approach needed to prevent SSI and secure treatment pathways outside the hospital setting. 

Download the document free of charge>>