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Take Aim at Surgical Site Infections

  • Posted: May 9, 2017
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Why It Matters:
Timely incision management can help reduce the human and economic costs of SSIs. Complications with incision healing lead to serious patient consequences.

There are 8.2 million people at risk for Surgical Site Infections (SSI)1
SSIs account for 21.8% of all healthcare-associated infections2
Of the top 5 Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs), SSIs account for 33.7% of the $9.8 billion cost to the healthcare system*1

*Top five HAIs are central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), Clostridium difficile infection (C diff), surgical site infection and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).

For more information, contact Shane Robinson at shane.robinson@acelity.com

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