Advances in surgical wound management and reducing Surgical Site Infection (SSI)

Our free advanced study days promote the best practices in skin health and wound healing


A surgical site infection (SSI) is the most reported type of healthcare- associated infection and represents a burden to individuals, their families/carers and the NHS.

All surgical wounds are at risk of developing complications, but research suggests that by standardising education and raising awareness of key risk factors up to 50% of SSIs could be avoided.

This study day will share examples of best practice where implementation has resulted in a reduction of SSI and will help delegates consider strategies specifically aimed at prevention.

Who’s the surgical site infection study day suitable for?

This study day is aimed at clinicians caring for patients undergoing surgery (Both pre and post operative). Generalist RNs working on surgical wards, community nurses, general practice nurses, student nurses, tissue viability nurses, infection control nurses/matrons, podiatry and any clinician working with patients who may have needs associated with skin health and wound healing.

Virtual exhibition

There will be an interactive virtual exhibition of wound care products and preventative aids from our industry partners.

Our Trustees look forward to welcoming you all virtually to the classroom.