Understanding Surgical Site Infection

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    Learning Objectives

      By the end of this module you will be able to...

    • Understand and repeat the definitions for “Infection” and for “Surgical Site Infection”
    • Name the 3 classes in which Surgical Site Infections can be subdivided and name 2 symptoms in each class
    • Elaborate on the “ECDC point prevalence study” published in 2010-2011
    • Understand and explain why infection prevention can be seen as a “Risk Management Effort”.
    • Name the sources of microorganisms which cause SSIs
    • Understand the relation between “being in a higher ASA Class” and the “risk of an SSI”
    • Explain why SSI surveillance needs to continue after discharge of the patient from the hospital
    • Identify the ultimate consequence of an SSI

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