CPD modules

Preventing surgical site infection

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module focuses on surgical site infection (SSI), a common healthcare-associated infection that can cause patients extreme pain and discomfort, prolonged hospitalisation and additional healthcare costs. Multidisciplinary team working, audit and surveillance, early recognition of signs and symptoms, and pre-, peri- and post-operative nursing care are highlighted.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Pauline Harrington, Surgical site infection surveillance manager, Public Health England, London.


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