<h1>Prevention of Surgical Infection Through Education</h1>


S. aureus are part of the normal flora of the skin and readily colonises or infects damaged skin or wounds.

Isolation of S. aureus may represent infection, but the significance of this bacterium in a case such as this is difficult to interpret.

A sample of the discharge fluid or wound debridement tissue is likely to be more representative of what is happening in the deeper tissues.

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