Guidance

Surgical site infection surveillance service: protocol and guides

Surgical site infection surveillance service protocol, operating procedure codes and user manual for hospital staff.

Documents

Protocol for surveillance of surgical site infection: June 2013

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Surgical site infection surveillance: operating procedure codes (OPCS) October 2016

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Surgical site infection surveillance: web link user manual March 2013

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These documents enable hospital staff to use the surgical site infection surveillance service (SSISS) to record incidents of surgical site infection accurately and consistently.

Published 1 June 2013
Last updated 20 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Replaced the 'Surgical site infection surveillance: operating procedure codes (OPCS) September 2011' with the October 2016 version.
  2. First published.