New WHO Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

The new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines includes a list of concrete recommendations. As expected surgical hand prepatarion is also among the preoperative recommendations.

Interesting novelties

  • people preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved
  • antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards

WHO aims the new guidelines to save lives, cut costs and arrest the spread of superbugs.

Read the new guidelines