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Team spirit

20 September 2005

Nursing Standard


Teamwork is the name of the game in reducing healthcare-associated infections, as one hospital has demonstrated in its orthopaedic unit.

Reducing surgical site infection following caesarean section

17 August 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To set up a surgical site infection (SSI) benchmark rate for caesarean sections and improve infection rates by monitoring and implementing compliance with the...

Causes, prevention and management of surgical site infection

25 July 2012

Nursing Standard


Superficial surgical site infection (SSI) usually resolves quickly causing only short-term discomfort. However, SSI involving deeper tissues is a leading cause of...