Surveillance report 2017 – Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment (2008) | NICE guideline CG74
Surveillance decision: We will plan an update of the guideline on prevention and treatment of surgical site infections. The update will focus on:
- nasal decontamination of Staphylococcus aureus
- choice of preoperative skin antiseptics
- application of intraoperative topical antiseptics/antimicrobials before wound closure
- type of suture.
We will consider intraoperative perfusion and hydration, and intraoperative blood glucose control in a new guideline on perioperative care. Recommendations in the surgical site infection guideline will be withdrawn on publication of new recommendations in the perioperative care guideline.
Read the full update here