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Evidence to Improve Care

Surgical Site Infections


This quality standard will focus on the prevention, assessment, and management of surgical site infections for people of all ages who have a surgical procedure involving a cut (incision) through the skin. It will focus on care in any settings where surgical care is provided and surgical wounds are managed, including acute care, primary care, emergency department, hospital outpatient care, home and community care, rehabilitation, and long-term care.


We are seeking volunteers interested in joining an Advisory Committee that will provide advice to support the development of a quality standard focused on the prevention, assessment, and management of surgical site infections for people of all ages.

Applications will be accepted until January 22, 2020.


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We welcome applications from the following people from across Ontario:

  • People who have had a surgical site infection

  • Family members

  • Informal caregivers

  • Health care professionals

  • Administrators

  • Researchers


Successful applicants will:

  • Be available to participate in three to five virtual meetings over a 12-18 month period;

  • Review evidence, guidelines, and publications (provided by Ontario Health [Quality]) related to the defined patient population;

  • Identify and prioritize areas for statement development, based on where the greatest opportunities for improvement exist in Ontario;

  • Review and advise on the development of statements, patient guides, quality indicators, and recommendations for adoption;

  • Once the quality standard is developed, facilitate its uptake and adoption.


Successful applicants will be notified by email.

The work on this quality standard started in October 2019.


If you have any questions please send an e-mail to QualityStandards@HQOntario.ca.

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