Reduction of Surgical Site Complications and Skin Breakdown


Meet the Speakers:

Jeanette J. Harris MS, MSM, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC

IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019



This presentation is targeted to Infection Preventionists that have infection prevention overview and surveillance for surgical site infections. In the past IP activities have focused on pre-operative and operative SSI prevention. This presentation will bring into focus the post-operative and post-discharge risks and prevention activity. The focus of this presentation will be wound biology, nutrition, dressing selection, wound care, and patient education.

Learning Objectives:

  • At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to describe the stages of wound healing.
  • Identify elements of wound care, dressings, patient education and how they affect surgical site infection risks.
  • Understand how patient co-morbidities can affect wound healing and must be addressed to prevent surgical site infections.

Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at onelocation and an unlimited number of participants from your organizationin one listening room.

Nursing contact hours: 1

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Accreditation Statement:
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology,Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.



Recorded 10/25/2017
Recorded 10/25/2017
6 Questions
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1.00 CNE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CNE credit  |  Certificate available