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AORN 2016 - Reducing Colorectal Surgical Site Infections

AORN 2016 - Reducing Colorectal Surgical Site Infections

AORN 2016 - Reducing Colorectal Surgical Site Infections

Rose Moss, MN, RN, CNOR & Kim Haines, BSN, RN, Certified OR Nurse
Rose Moss, MN, RN, CNOR & Kim Haines, BSN, RN, Certified OR Nurse
on behalf of Medline University

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Launch date: 12 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 13 Sep 2018

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Description

One of the expected outcomes for all surgical patients is that they are free of infection; achieving this outcome is one of the perioperative nurse’s greatest responsibilities, especially in today’s dynamic health care environment. Surgical site infections (SSIs) remain a health care concern; for colorectal surgery patients, SSI rates are disproportionately higher and the resulting infections have adverse clinical and economic implications, such as patient morbidity and mortality, extended lengths of hospital stay, and increased health care costs. Recently, The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and seven participating health care facilities conducted a study focused on colorectal surgery since it is a common procedure across various types of hospitals, has a high variability in performance, can be associated with significant complications, and presents considerable opportunities for improvement. Therefore, perioperative nurses should be aware of the impact of colorectal SSIs today, their potential contributing factors, and various protocols and products available to effectively reduce the risks for colorectal SSIs. This continuing education activity will discuss how colorectal SSIs affect reimbursement in current health care economic environments. The three types of colorectal SSIs will be defined. Key results from The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare colorectal SSI study, including contributing factors and targeted solutions, will be reviewed. Practices and products available today that assist in reducing the risks associated with colorectal SSIs will be outlined. Finally, strategies to sustain long term success in changing colorectal SSI risk reduction practices will be explored.

Objectives

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain how colorectal SSIs impact reimbursement.
2. List three types of colorectal SSIs.
3. List at least three contributing factors from The Joint Commission colorectal SSI study.
4. Describe three types of products or practices that can help to reduce the risks associated with colorectal SSIs.
5. Explain at least one way in which you can change your team’s practice to sustain long term success in reducing the risks associated with colorectal SSIs.
Rose Moss, MN, RN, CNOR & Kim Haines, BSN, RN, Certified OR Nurse

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Rose Moss, MN, RN, CNOR & Kim Haines, BSN, RN, Certified OR Nurse
on behalf of Medline University

Kim Haines is the Vice President of Clinical Resources for Perioperative Consulting Services at Medline Industries, Inc. Kim Haines has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University and been a Registered Nurse with an Operating Room Certification for 25 years. The last 15 years, her clinical career transitioned to the Healthcare Industry Business with Medline Industries, INC. Kim served in the Canadian Armed Forces in the Army Reserves for 4 years as a Medical Assistant. Prior to her business industry experience, Kim worked in Oncology, Cardiac Care Intensive Care Unit/post Cath Lab as well as various operating room roles from staff circulating/scrubbing, Team Lead in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Interim OR Manager for an Ambulatory Surgery Center for 10 years. Kim currently has five operating room product design patents with several pending patent approval. Kim also has been lean certified from the Kaizen Institute.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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