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Post-operative wound infection

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Mahmoud abuobeid

on 18 February 2016

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“Lads, before we go any further, I’m going to have to ask that you put on your medicine hats, for hygienic purposes. No man who can’t afford a stiff velvet hat from the Canary Islands at least twenty inches in circumference has the right to call himself a doctor.”
Dr. Nicolaes Tulp
History & Concepts
Important definitions
Hippocrates (Greek physician and surgeon, 460-377 BCE), used vinegar to irrigate open wounds and wrapped dressings around wounds to prevent infection.

Joseph Lister (Professor of Surgery, London, 1827-1912) and Louis Pasteur (French bacteriologist, 1822-1895) revolutionized the entire concept of wound by towel arrangement & anti-septic spray
SSI(Surgical Site Infection)
an infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place.
Bacteria present in a wound without symptoms and signs of systemic inflammation
is transient exposure of wound to bacteria ( Time <6 hours )
is local and systemic signs of inflammation
thursday, February 18, 2016
Mahmoud Abuobeid
Points of our discussion
Head Lines
What are the risk factors?
- Background & History
There are 3 levels which affect surgical wound healing:

- Surgical consideration

- Anesthetic consideration

- patient related factors
Post-operative wound infection
- How to treat
- How to prevent
- Risk factors
- Criteria for defining SSI
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