By Christina Frangou

Westlake, Calif.—The Surgical Infection Society has launched an app designed to help clinicians make bedside decisions about treatment of patients with intraabdominal infections.

The app is based on guidelines issued last year by SIS and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (Surg Infect [Larchmt] 2017;18[1]:1-76).

“This is about the bedside. If you’re to be an excellent surgeon, read the guidelines—period. But if it’s 2 a.m. and you’re