12/16/2018
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Surgical Site Infections

Summary

More than 15 million surgeries are performed in the U.S. annually (Anderson et.al., 2014). Between two and five percent of theses patients will develop a SSI, totaling anywhere from 160,000 to 300,000 SSIs nationwide annually. Nonetheless, 60 percent of SSIs are potentially preventable  (Anderson et.al., 2014).


Resources
 

Surgical Site Infections (SSI) Change Package

Surgical Risk Calculator

 


For additional resources, please visit the HRET-HEN Website.