The researchers studied SSIs in patients who underwent staging laparotomy for uterine cancer, ovarian cancer debulking without bowel resection, or ovarian cancer debulking with bowel resection.
The sixth international Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) conference takes place from 25 to 28 September at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg. Register now for this one-of-a-kind event. The early bird deadline is 4 July. The closing date for abstract submissions is 31 May.
ICAN is the largest infection control organisation in Africa with membership in 24 countries. It has gone from strength to strength in education, training and extensive networking across Africa and is supported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Infection prevention and control (IPC) is universally acknowledged as a vital component of a comprehensive approach to patient and healthcare worker safety, quality improvement, and improved health outcomes. The evolving landscape of emerging infectious diseases necessitates increased awareness and attention to IPC. A strong health system, which includes a culture and infrastructure of IPC, such as improved hygiene conditions, appropriate use and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE), and improved healthcare waste management, will equip governments and communities to respond to and manage outbreaks, and will prevent the spread of infectious diseases including healthcare-associated infections (HAI). The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa accelerated efforts to strengthen health systems. WHO is calling for IPC specialists to support Ebola Recovery