Outcome evaluation

The clinician should consistently follow-up postoperative patients and screen for any sign of SSI. According to CDC criteria, SSI may appear up to 30 days after an operation and up to 1 year if a prosthesis is implanted..5 This period often extends beyond hospitalization so patients should be educated on warning signs of SSI and be encouraged to contact a clinician immediately if necessary. The presence of fever or leukocytosis in the immediate postoperative period does not constitute SSI and should resolve with proper patient care. Distal infections, such as pneumonia, are not considered SSIs even if these infections occur in the 30-day period. The appearance of the surgical site should be checked regularly and changes should be documented (e.g., erythema, drainage, or pus). The presence of pus or other signs suggestive of SSI must be treated accordingly. Any wound requiring incision and drainage is considered an SSI regardless of appearance. Prompt cultures should be collected and appropriate antimicrobial therapy initiated to reduce any chance of morbidity and mortality.

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

Rosacea and Eczema are two skin conditions that are fairly commonly found throughout the world. Each of them is characterized by different features, and can be both discomfiting as well as result in undesirable appearance features. In a nutshell, theyre problems that many would want to deal with.

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