Preventing Surgical Site Infections - Ambulatory
Preventing Surgical Site Infections is key in providing the safest OR experience for your surgical patients. Surgical Site Infections (SSI) can be costly and may not be reimbursed. Experts estimate that 60% of SSIs can be prevented when organizations adopt evidence-based practices that range from patient preparation, staff awareness, safe OR practices, proper surgical attire, management of instruments, and patient engagement .
This course provides in-depth information regarding Surgical Site Infection prevention including the CDC’s definition, expert recommendations for prevention, regulatory requirements surveyed by The Joint Commission (TJC), Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as successful mitigation strategies to provide safe surgical environments.
Learn & Apply
Essentials for Ambulatory Surgery Settings
Review the regulatory requirements surveyed by The Joint Commission (TJC)
Understand risk factors and adopt effective mitigation strategies
Gain knowledge of recommendations to engage patients in Surgical Site Prevention
About the Instructor
Judy Courtemanche, Founder of Courtemanche & Associates
Hello, I’m Judy Courtemanche
Founder and former President of Courtemanche & Associates.
I have served healthcare for more than 4 decades as an administrator and nurse. I have worked in many healthcare settings and served in leadership, managerial, educational and nursing roles. I have worked in accreditation as a field surveyor, team leader and faculty for The Joint Commission. In addition, I have also served healthcare organizations and systems as a regulatory consultant and educator for over 25 years, troubleshooting and assisting physicians, leaders and staff to successfully overcome regulatory challenges through understanding, education, practical application, and proven solutions for persistent and difficult issues.