Patients who contract SSIs face a host of issues, with potentially life-changing effects:
- the pain and discomfort of a serious infection
- longer hospital stays with the possibility
of weeks or even months off work
- side effects of extended courses of antibiotics – with the risk of resistance
- potential loss of an infected limb
- greater likelihood of re-admission to hospital for further surgery – often a repeat
The patient journey
There are a number of simple – but important steps – that should be followed to ensure best practice, from the moment the patient is prepared for surgery, until the time they are discharged to go home.
Antimicrobial cleanser for pre- and post-operative care and on-ward handwashing
Active self-warming blanket to help prevent hypothermia in the peri-operative setting
Mepilex Border Post-Op
All-in-one post-op dressing with extra flexibility for patient mobility
A portable battery powered single use negative pressure system, suitable for use in closed incision and chronic wound indications.