It's the most wonderful time of the year... Infection Prevention Week!

Where to Find the Latest Surgical Site Infection Prevention Guidelines

Happy Infection Prevention Week!

For all of you kindred spirits on the journey to prevent surgical site infections, please find links below to the most recent evidence based SSI prevention guidelines - all in one place for your convenience. 

Wisconsin Division of Public Health SSI Guidance

- American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Surgical Infection Society (SIS) SSI Prevention Guideline 2016

World Health Organization (WHO) SSI Prevention Guideline 2016

2014 Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA)/Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Guideline SSI Prevention

CDC SSI Prevention Guidelines

And as an adjunct to these guidelines I offer the link to my Plus Measures Toolkit – the SSI Prevention chapter begins on page 24.  This is a repository of evidence and tools supporting the drive to zero preventable infections, via products and practices for which there is currently less than category 1 level evidence (i.e. “Plus measures”). 

HAI Prevention Plus Measures Toolkit