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Newly released guidelines for the prevention, detection, and management of surgical site infections (SSIs) issued by the American College of Surgeons and the Surgical Infection Society provide a comprehensive set of recommendations clinicians can use to optimize surgical care and educate patients about ways to contribute to their own well-being. The guidelines are based on a review of the best available research and clinical practice experience and update previous sets of recommendations on detecting and preventing SSIs from professional clinical and hospital societies. The guidelines were presented at the Surgical Infection Society meeting, Palm Beach, Fla., in May 2016 and are published as an "" on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website in advance of print publication.NEXT ARTICLE
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