Executive Summary of the American College of Surgeons/Surgical Infection Society Surgical Site Infection Guidelines-2016 Update

Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 May/Jun;18(4):379-382. doi: 10.1089/sur.2016.214.


Guidelines regarding the prevention, detection, and management of surgical site infections (SSIs) have been published previously by a variety of organizations. The American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Surgical Infection Society (SIS) Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Guidelines 2016 Update is intended to update these guidelines based on the current literature and to provide a concise summary of relevant topics.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Societies, Medical
  • Surgeons / organization & administration*
  • Surgical Wound Infection / therapy*
  • United States