Prevention of surgical site infection (SSI)
Surgical site infections (SSI) are one of the most common types of infection among all nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections in Germany and Europe. They are associated with prolonged hospital stays, additional surgeries and treatment in intensive care units, as well as an increased mortality rate. With the number of operations rising steadily, preventive measures are becoming increasingly important.
Use this page to find out about pre-, intra- and postoperative prevention recommendations and read interesting facts about sterile medical devices.
Accounting for approx. 24 %, SSIs are the most frequent nosocomial infections in German acute-care hospitals, while the... read more
Every medical procedure is accompanied by a risk of infection. Preventive measures in particular are key to avoiding... read more
Hygienists, microbiologists, institutions and companies have been researching and developing measures to combat postoperative wound infections (surgical site... read more
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Not only medical products play a decisive role in safe and hygienically secure operations. It is also essential... read more
Wound cleansing and the application of adequate phase-oriented wound dressings are an important line of defence against surgical... read more
Prof. Dr. Ojan Assadian, President of the Austrian Society for Hospital Hygiene (ÖGKH) and Medical Director at the... read more