The term Surgical Site Infection is used for defining an infection that happens on the surgical area about 24 hours post the surgery has been done. They are sometimes superficial in nature, affecting just the skin tissues in other cases they may cause internal damage. Also, these infections are characterised by fever, oozing blood or pus from the area, greenish growth around the infected area, etc.
HOW IS SURGICAL SITE INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a general physician who would check the area or monitor it post surgery - considering the patient is usually hospitalised.
HOW IS SURGICAL SITE INFECTION TREATED?
Treatment for Surgical Site Infection includes using antibiotics to restrain the infection. The area or wounded part is also cleared more regularly using alcohol and other forms of disinfectants. Tetanus shots may also be given.
DID YOU KNOW?
Make sure doctors, nurses, and other caregivers wash their hands, to in order to prevent SSI