Patient Education Tool: FAQs About Surgical Site Infections Poster

The CDC has created a free, downloadable poster addressing frequently asked questions about surgical site infections.


The one-page poster addresses the following questions:

  • What is a surgical site infection (SSI)?
  • Can SSIs be treated?
  • What are some of the things that hospitals are doing to prevent SSIs?
  • What can I do to help prevent SSIs?
  • What is CDC doing to prevent SSIs?


Download the 8.5" by 11" FAQs about SSIs poster (pdf) for use in your facility.


To download a larger-text, two-page poster, for an English version, click here (pdf), or for a Spanish version, click here (pdf).


Note: View our database providing more than 125 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.


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