EWMA 2020, 13-15 May

Surgical Site Infection (EWMA Document)

Session Title: Undergoing Operations Safely with an Aspect of SSI

While guidelines for preventing and managing surgical site infections in hospitals are in place in many countries there is still a need for guidance on how to deal with SSI management and prevention in community care. On that account EWMA has initiated a new project aiming to provide guidance on management of surgical site infections (SSI) across the primary and secondary health care sectors. In this session document editors and authors will present on risk factors, community nursing, role of topical treatment and patient involvement as well as the EWMA SSI initiative.

Introduction to the EWMA Document on management of surgical wounds and SSIs
Jan Stryja, CZ

Risk factors and community nursing
Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts, AU

Dressings, patient involvement and SSI care bundles

Mark Collier, UK