Prophylactic use of PICO™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy to reduce surgical site infections following large bowel surgery Back

Publication Date: June 1, 2015

Surgical Site Infections (SSIs)

  • SSIs account for 16% of all hospital acquired infections
  • Highest rates of infection occur following large bowel surgery
  • SSIs are associated with increased morbidity and ~15% increase in mortality
  • Large bowel SSIs are classified as superficial, deep incisional and organ space