Surgical site infection (CG74)
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This guideline updates and replaces NICE technology appraisal guidance 24 (published April 2001).
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- adults and children who are going to have a cut through the skin for an operation.
It does not specifically look at:
- adults and children who are going to have an operation that does not involve a cut through the skin on the outside of the body
- adults and children who are going to have procedures involving thintubes (called catheters) placed in blood vessels, tubes (called shunts) inserted into the body to divert fluid, thin flexible telescopes (called endoscopes) to view the inside of the body or metal pins used externally to treat broken bones.
- CG74 Surgical site infection: full guideline - search strategies
- CG74 Surgical site infection: full guideline - excluded studies
- CG74 Surgical site infection: full guideline - evidence tables
- CG74 Surgical site infection: NICE guideline (web format)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections
This page was last updated: 10 February 2014
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- NICE Guideline (PDF)
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- CG74 Atal a thrin heintiau safle triniaethau llawfeddygol: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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