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[Podcast] Antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical site infection

By Skin Cancer Institute |April 28, 2022

In this podcast, Dr Helena Rosengren - a Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Doctor in Townsville, Queensland - gives a sneak peek into her presentation at the upcoming Skin & Skin Cancer Conference and Masterclasses in Brisbane on 21-24 July 2022, where she will talk about antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical site infection.

In the podcast, Dr Rosengren talks about how she got started in skin cancer medicine after working as a general practitioner for most of her career. She describes the prevalence and management of wound infections following skin procedures.

Dr Rosengren offers her expert advice for GPs on a pragmatic approach to antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical site infection, drawing on recent research that shows Australia has the highest antibiotic prescribing rate in the world. She explains how to manage high-risk sites and high-risk patients.


"As antibiotic prophylaxis goes, I would say generally don't do it. You only ever want to consider something if it has been proven to be effective, if you're dealing with a high risk patient, high risk sites and doing high risk surgery."


This podcast provides a sneak peek into Dr Rosengren's upcoming in-depth presentation at the Skin & Skin Cancer Conference and Masterclasses in Brisbane on 21-24 July 2022.


Listen to the full podcast now:






Skin & Skin Cancer Conference and Masterclasses:


To begin with, keynote speakers Prof Giuseppe Argenziano and Dr Aimilios Lallas will present a special edition of their popular Dermoscopy Excellence program during the two-day Dermoscopy Masterclass. The program is highly interactive and fun, combining advanced theory with practical application on real patient case studies.

Next, you are invited to join the two-day Skin and Skin Cancer Conference. In a first, the keynote speakers and a diverse group of local experts will provide the latest updates, newest research, and best-practice advice in the areas of skin cancer, dermatology and aesthetic medicine in primary care. After joint plenary sessions, delegates will break out into smaller groups for a deep dive into one of the three topics of most interest.

All session recordings will be made available for a comprehensive learning experience.


See the full program and secure your place now.

Topics: skin cancer surgery, aftercare

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