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NSHA SS-SR-005 Surgical Site Infection Guideline


These guidelines provide recommendations based on best practice to optimize patient care and prevent surgical site infections (SSI) developed by National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), Surgical Clinical Nurse Reviewers, Surgeon Champions, Anesthesia, and our colleagues in Infection Prevention and Control. These guidelines are evidence based and will lead to reduced SSI rates for our surgical patients.