Preventing Surgical Site Infections for the Hospital
Surgical Site Infections (SSI) are the most common healthcare-acquired infection (HAI). They occur an estimated 160,000 to 300,000 times per year and account for more than 20% of all HAIs. It is estimated that 60% of surgical site infections are preventable. Experts agree that the implementation of the 7 S bundle has the opportunity to significantly reduce SSIs. Appropriate use of antibiotics is key. Additional measures to maintain proper asepsis within the OR and in the management of surgical instrumentation adds to success, and patient engagement in surgical site infection prevention is critical for preparation before surgery and management upon discharge.
Learn about the latest recommendations including the 7 S Bundle and patient engagement strategies to focus staff, providers and patients on this common goal.
Learn the latest expert recommendations and successful mitigation strategies for preventing Surgical Site Infections as outlined in this course. 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour Available.
Learn & Apply
New Strategies to Prevent Infections with Evidence-Based Guidelines
Learn expert recommendations for prevention
Review the regulatory requirements surveyed by The Joint Commission (TJC) and other regulators
Gain knowledge of Risk Factors and Mitigation Strategies
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.