Surgical Site Infections

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

May 1, 2017

Last Updated Month/Year

January 9, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

Guidelines regarding the prevention, detection, and management of surgical site infections (SSIs) have been published previously by a variety of organizations. The American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Surgical Infection Society (SIS) Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Guidelines 2016 Update is intended to update these guidelines based on the current literature and to provide a concise summary of relevant topics.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Surgical technologist, epidemiology infection prevention, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Prevention, Management, Treatment


surgery, infections, SSI, Surgical Site Infections

Source Citation

Kristen A. Ban, Joseph P. Minei, Christine Laronga, Brian G. Harbrecht, Eric H. Jensen, Donald E. Fry, Kamal M.F. Itani, E. Patchen Dellinger, Clifford Y. Ko, and Therese M. Duane.Surgical Infections.May 2017.379-382.http://doi.org/10.1089/sur.2016.214