Surgical Wound Infection


TitleTypeLevel of evidenceSourcePublishedReview
Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI)Surveillance data
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)14/07/2011
Enterococcus species and GREWeb directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)14/07/2011
HPA webpages on Antimicrobial ResistanceWeb directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)31/01/2011
Surgical Site Infection SSI Web directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)23/12/2010
NHS Decontamination Programme (web content selected for preservation by The National Archives. External links, forms and search boxes may not work in archived websites)Best practice
Web directory
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)25/03/2009
Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection in English Hospitals Oct 1997 - Sept 2005Surveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)01/07/2006
Going further faster: Meeting the MRSA target and increasing productivity. A pocket guide for chief executives and boardsBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)20/05/2006
Guidelines for the prophylaxis and treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the UK Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedBritish Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)28/02/2006
Epidemiological Data - Staphylococcus aureusSurveillance dataN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)06/02/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - CellulitisPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online17/01/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Blood poisoning (Septicaemia)Public leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online09/11/2005
The decontamination of surgical instruments in the NHS in England update report. "A Step Change" Best practice
Standard Operating Procedures
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)15/06/2005
Bile aesculin agar (MSOP 48)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Clostridium perfringens selective agar (TSC) (MSOP 33)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of abscesses and post-operative wound and deep-seated wound infections (BSOP 14)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Antibiotic prophylaxis in clean and clean-contaminated ear surgerySystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library19/07/2004
Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Surgery: An Advisory Statement from the National Surgical Infection Prevention ProjectReviewEvidence citedClinical Infectious Diseases26/05/2004
Factsheet about VISA/VRSA - Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureusFactsheetN/ACenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)21/04/2004
Control of endemic MRSA - what is the evidence? A personal viewJournal articleMeta analysis
RCT
Science Direct23/01/2004
Performance feedback of hand hygiene, using alcohol gel as the skin decontaminant, reduces the number of inpatients newly affected by MRSA and antibiotic costsJournal articleEvidence citedScience Direct 02/12/2003
Pin site care for preventing infections associated with external bone fixators and pins Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library19/11/2003
A guide to the decontamination of reusable surgical instruments Best practice
Review
Evidence citedNHS Estates01/05/2003
Antibiotic Pharmacodynamics in Surgical Prophylaxis: an Association between Intraoperative Antibiotic Concentrations and Efficacy Journal article
Review
Evidence citedAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy01/09/2002
Surveillance of surgical site infection in English hospitals 1997-2002Surveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)30/09/2001
Antibiotic prophylaxis for surgery for proximal femoral and other closed long bone fracturesSystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library22/01/2001
Microbiological Commissioning and Monitoring of Operating Theatre Suites. A Report of a Working Party of the Hospital Infection Society Best practice
Review
Evidence citedHospital Infection Society (HIS)01/01/2001
Behaviours and Rituals in the Operating Theatre (2001) A Report from the Hospital Infection Society (HIS) Working Group on Infection Control in the Operating Theatres Best practice
Review
Evidence citedHospital Infection Society (HIS)01/01/2001