How to Prevent Surgical Infections in Practice

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Category: Nurses Club
Published on: 18.10.2012

Presenter:

Paul Aldridge BVSc Cert SAS MRCVS
PetMedics, Manchester

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About The Webinar

Surgical site infections occur in approximately 5% of all our veterinary surgical patients. The consequences of infection can be disappointing for us, frustrating for the client, but potentially fatal for the patient involved. Nurses are involved in the prevention of infection on a daily basis.

In this webinar, Senior Surgeon at PetMedics, Paul Aldridge looks at what we can do to make the risks even smaller. He considers the factors that contribute to the likelihood of infection occurring, and how we can minimise those by appropriate preparation of the patient, the surgical team and the surgical environment. Local factors that exist within the wound are discussed, along with the appropriate use of pre-operative antibiotics in our patients.

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