Preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSIs)

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Lecture Overview

In 2016, the World Health Organisation introduced Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection (SSI). This extremely comprehensive document issued a number of recommendations to reduce the incidence of SSI. Join Jan Rice as she breaks down these recommendations for you and presents an easy-to-understand insight into best practice concerning SSI.

Educators

Portrait of Jan Rice
Jan Rice

Jan Rice is a Registered Nurse with many years of experience in surgical nursing. Jan is a member of the Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline Implementation sub-committee and the Pressure Injury Guidelines Development sub-committee. Jan obtained a Masters in Wound Care in 2009 and runs a wound clinic in a large Metropolitan General Practice — Ashwood Medical. Through her own business, Jan has been acting as a consultant to over 80 aged care facilities and a resource for Divisions of General Practice and surgeons within Victoria. Jan is an author of a book chapter on wound healing and has been a volunteer with Interplast since 1983. In 2006, she was awarded Fellowship to the Australian Wound Management Association. See Educator Profile