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Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999

Alicia J. Mangram , MD, Teresa C. Horan , MPH, CIC, Michele L. Pearson , MD, Leah Christine Silver , BS, William R. Jarvis , MD and The Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 20, No. 4 (April 1999), pp. 250-280
DOI: 10.1086/501620
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/501620
Page Count: 32
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Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999
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Abstract

EXCERPT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The “Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999” presents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs), formerly called surgical wound infections. This two‐part guideline updates and replaces previous guidelines.1,2

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