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.

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