The Surgical Site Infection Prevention module uses real life photographs, graphics, interactive activities and video demonstrations to teach and discuss practices that prevent the development of a surgical site infection.

Upon completion of the SSI Prevention course the learner will:

  • Be able to identify those individuals who may be at higher risk for developing an SSI
  • Be able to describe best practices for the prevention of surgical site infections
  • Be familiar with both local and systemic signs of an SSI
  • Be able to demonstrate the correct method for taking a wound swab and discuss the interpretation of culture reports

Who should take this course?

Any health care provider who is employed in peri-operative services including home care. This module takes about 45-60 minutes to complete.

Tracking and Certificates

This training module is hosted on the PHSA Learning Hub, where you can track your courses and print a certificate after completion. Anyone (from any health authority, or from any non-affiliated site) can create an account on the Learning Hub; all you need to provide is your name and an email address. You can find instructions on how to create an account here. Please note: for any issues with your LearningHub account, including creating/updating your account, completing the modules, and/or printing your certificate, please contact, not PICNet.

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