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Iatrogenic wound infections

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Abstract

: This lecture focuses on surgical preparation of patients.

: where do we start tracking down the culprit? As nurses patient care is our number one priority and this comes in many forms. Cleanliness of the environment and patient preparation all have a huge part to play as well as ensuring good aseptic technique is followed. Aseptic technique means using practices and procedures to prevent contamination from pathogens. We all work hard to apply the strictest of rules to minimise this risk, but what happens when things are out of our control? How do we work out where the break in the chain was? Why this is important to know and what implication does it have on our patients?

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