Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment

London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE); 2020 Aug 19.


This guideline covers preventing and treating surgical site infections in adults, young people and children who are having a surgical procedure involving a cut through the skin. It focuses on methods used before, during and after surgery to minimise the risk of infection.

Who is it for?:

  1. Healthcare professionals

  2. Commissioners and providers

  3. People having surgery, their families and carers

Publication types

  • Review