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[Surgical site infections: prevention, surveillance and use of dialkylcarbomoylchloride (DACC) coated dressings].

Authors
  • Fronzo, Camila1
  • 1 Editora, Journal of Wound Care (JWC) LATAM, Londres, Reino Unido.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of wound care
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
Volume
29
Issue
LatAm sup 1
Pages
27–31
Identifiers
DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2020.29.LatAm_sup_1.27
PMID: 31859603
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
Spanish
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Latin America and Caribbean region has the highest rates of caesarean deliveries in the world. The data is not new, but the risks of surgical site infection (SSI) associated with this practice continue to generate concern—especially, in times where antibiotic resistance is considered one of the greatest threats to global health. In the UK, a conference on prevention of postpartum infection highlighted this issue, presenting the latest techniques in the management of SSI and introducing different types of dressings when choosing a treatment that does not favour resistance to antibiotics. The need to take action and face the challenges around postpartum infection, coupled with the importance of having health professionals trained in wound care and dressing selection, were among the key takeaway messages.

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