oa Professional Nursing Today - Infection control in theatre : infection control

Volume 9, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Surgical Site Infections (SSI) continues to be the most common complication following surgical procedures. These infections are the biological summation of several factors: the inoculum of bacteria introduced into the wound during the procedure, the unique virulence of contaminants, the microenvironment of each wound, and the integrity of the patient's host defence mechanisms.

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