Hey surgeons! It is time to lead and be a champion in preventing and managing surgical infections!

Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Luca Ansaloni, Stefano Bartoli, Walter Biffl, Felice Borghi, Elie Chouillard, Yunfeng Cui, Rafael De Oliveira Nascimento, Belinda De Simone, Salomone Di Saverio, Therese Duane, Christian Eckmann, Hani O. Eid, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Felipe Couto Gomes, Andreas Hecker, Birgit Hecker, Arda IsikKamal M.F. Itani, Ari Leppaniemi, Andrey Litvin, Davide Luppi, Ronald Maier, Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Sanjay Marwah, John Mazuski, Ernest Moore, Gennaro Perrone, Kemal Rasa, Ines Rubio, Robert Sawyer, Francesco M. Labricciosa, Fausto Catena

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Appropriate measures of infection prevention and management are integral to optimal clinical practice and standards of care. Among surgeons, these measures are often over-looked. However, surgeons are at the forefront in preventing and managing infections. Surgeons are responsible for many of the processes of healthcare that impact the risk for surgical site infections and play a key role in their prevention. Surgeons are also at the forefront in managing patients with infections, who often need prompt source control and appropriate antibiotic therapy, and are directly responsible for their outcome. In this context, the direct leadership of surgeons in infection prevention and management is of utmost importance. In order to disseminate worldwide this message, the editorial has been translated into 9 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and Turkish).

Original languageEnglish
Article number28
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 19 2020


  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Surgical infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


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