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Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

October 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Aussama K. Nassar, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, CHSE, Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Section of Trauma & Critical Care, Stanford University School of Medicine

Speaker for this CME Activity is Aussama K. Nassar, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, CHSE

Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

Surgical-site infections (SSIs) are known to complicate 2-5% of all surgeries in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just issued updated evidence-based guidelines for SSI prevention. The guidelines cover 14 core areas and are intended to be incorporated into existing surgical quality improvement programs to maximize patient safety. As the number of US surgical procedures rise, it is important for physicians to adhere to these guidelines to prevent SSIs.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Discuss basic principles of surgical site infections
  • Cite newer landmark studies on prevention of surgical site infections
  • Apply new guidelines for prevention of surgical site preventions into practice
  • Recognize the importance of the contribution of patient and caregiver education to the outcome of the procedure

Geared to Emergency Department Physicians, Trauma Physicians, OR Physicians, Anesthesiologists, Radiologists, and ancillary clinical staff.

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October 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Andrew McCague, DO, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, CME Committee Chair


Natividad Medical Center
1441 Constitution Blvd
Salinas, CA 93906 United States
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