Live From Industry: Innovations in the Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle: How Early Adoption Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Recorded On: 04/16/2020
IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert
Duration: 60 minutes Available through: 12/31/2022
The surgical site infection (SSI) prevention bundle is more complex and more rapidly evolving when compared to other healthcare-associated prevention bundles and keeping apprised of the latest innovations is often challenging for infection preventionists and perioperative teams. This presentation will highlight some of the more recent innovative practices and technologies, that when used as adjuncts to current surgical care practices, can reduce SSI risk among certain surgical patient populations.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Describe the clinical and financial impacts of SSIs on patients and healthcare facilities.
- List at least three core components of the current evidence-based SSI prevention bundle.
- List at least three innovative SSI prevention strategies that may be incorporated into the SSI prevention bundle to help further reduce SSI incidence.
- Identify several available resources that are helpful for ongoing education regarding evidence-based guidelines, innovations and technologies aimed at SSI reduction.
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Gwen Borlaug, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Independent Infection Prevention Consultant
Gwen Borlaug, MPH, CIC, FAPIC worked at the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) as the Director of the Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Program and infection prevention epidemiologist. She launched a statewide public health initiative to reduce surgical site infections, using a surgical care champion to provide peer-to-peer learnings to surgeons and surgical teams in Wisconsin hospitals. She has been an infection preventionist for 20 years, and currently serves as an independent infection prevention consultant.
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