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Surgical Infections

Some Facts

Skin is a natural barrier to infection. Surgical breakage of skin can lead to surgical site infections (SSIs). SSIs are relatively common and constitute a problematic issue in surgical procedures. Most common organisms include Gram-positive, such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, as well as Gram-negative, such as Pseudomonas and others, bacteria. The extent and outcome of SSI can vary widely depending on the procedure, organism, extent, and other factors, and can result in discomfort, severe morbidity, or even life-threatening conditions.It is thus mandatory to be aware of and follow WHO and CDC guidelines for the prevention of SSIs and to reduce risk factors for acquisition. This book sheds light on certain aspects related to SSIs and how to avoid them.

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Surgical InfectionsSome FactsEdited by Manal Mohammad Baddour

Published: February 5th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73852

ISBN: 978-1-83968-535-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-534-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-536-1

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Surgical Site Infections - A Quick Glance

By Manal Mohammad Baddour

42

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2. Risk Factors and Key Principles for Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

By Hadir Okasha

219

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3. Investigating the Factors Affecting the Hand Hygiene Compliance from the Viewpoints of Iranian Nurses Who Work in Intensive Care Units

By Esmail Khodadadi

57

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4. Infection Control in Dentistry and Drug-Resistant Infectious Agents: A Burning Issue. Part 1

By Livia Barenghi, Alberto Barenghi and Alberto Di Blasio

288

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5. Infection Control in Dentistry and Drug-Resistant Infectious Agents: A Burning Issue. Part 2

By Livia Barenghi, Alberto Barenghi and Alberto Di Blasio

283

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