• Clinical Guideline
  • Published May 2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017.

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.

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