Surgical site infection: a primary care focus on prevention and management

Heal, Clare, Smith, Samuel, and Drobetz, Herwig (2014) Surgical site infection: a primary care focus on prevention and management. BMJ Learning.

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Abstract

Interactive case history: This module contains a series of cases with questions to guide you through the topic. There is a short pre-test at the beginning which is repeated at the end so you can see how much you've learned.

Module length: one hour

Target audience: GPs, GP trainees, Hospital doctors, Foundation doctors, Medical Students

Learning outcomes: After completing this module you should:

• Feel more confident in answering patients' questions about postoperative wounds

• Be able to recognise when a surgical wound is infected

• Be able to manage surgical site infection

• Know when to refer patients back to secondary care, or when to refer for secondary care support if the surgery was done in primary care

• Understand the indications for giving prophylactic antibiotics before surgery, and when you might need to consider doing this before minor surgery in primary care.

Item ID: 36496
Item Type: Other
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Access to module requires subscription to BMJ Learning.

Peer reviewed by: David Leaper (Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Professor of Clinical Sciences, University of Huddersfield)

Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 01:31
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111202 Cancer Diagnosis @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1113 Ophthalmology and Optometry > 111303 Vision Science @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920117 Skin and Related Disorders @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures @ 50%
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