Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Surgical site infections are a common hospital-acquired condition. This clinical guideline reviews the literature and gathers expert opinion to identify generalizable evidence-based strategies to reduce surgical site infections. The authors highlight antimicrobial, preoperative hygiene, glycemic control, and skin preparation procedures to prevent infection.