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 Reducing Skin Recolonisation

Reducing Skin Recolonisation


Approximately 5% of patients who undergo a surgical procedure develop an SSI1 ...


and the most common cause of SSI is the patient’s own skin flora. With a care bundle approach there are a series of clinically effective solutions which can reduce the risk of skin recolonisation including 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Incise Drapes. Mr Philip Roberts, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon explains the importance of reducing the risk of skin recolonisation...

1. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Surgical Site Infection. Clinical Guideline 74. London. October 2008.