Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Essentials for Ambulatory Surgery Settings


Surgical Site infection preventionPreventing 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:

  • 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

Meet the course instructor on Preventing Surgical Site Infections for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Judy Courtemanche, President of Courtemanche & Associates has served in healthcare for more than 2 decades as a healthcare consultant. She has worked in many healthcare settings and served in leadership, managerial, educational and nursing roles. Judy has worked in accreditation as a field surveyor, team leader and faculty for The Joint Commission. In addition, she has served healthcare organizations and systems as a regulatory consultant and educator for the past 26 years, troubleshooting and assisting physicians, leaders and staff to successfully overcome regulatory challenges through transformative education and creative solutions for difficult issues.

Learn the latest expert recommendations and successful mitigation strategies for preventing Surgical Site Infections in an Ambulatory Surgery Setting as outlined in this course. Interested in our Nursing Contact Hours opportunity?

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