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Surgical site management: prevention is better than cure

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Surgical site management: prevention is better than cure

24 November 2015

<p>Surgery is an essential and often expensive intervention, but rates of post-surgery morbidity and mortality are high. Traditional methods of primary intention closure of surgical incisions have drawbacks. Prevention of wound complications depends on applying recommendations for the prevention and management of surgical site infections. The Prevena™ Incision Management System (KCI Inc.) is a negative-pressure incision dressing to help surgeons prevent surgical wound failure.</p>

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