An Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of Surgical Site Infection

On-Demand Webcast
Faculty

Michael N. Desvigne, MD, CWS, FACS, FACCWS
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Scottsdale, Arizona

Katherine Lincoln, DO, FAAFP
Wound Care Physician
Metroplex Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Killeen, Texas

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for nurses involved in the prevention and treatment of patients at risk of developing surgical site infections.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the impact of surgical care complications as it relates to postoperative infections: pre-op to wound maturation/closure
  • Assess the prevalence and implications of antimicrobial resistance and implement principles of antimicrobial stewardship when managing surgical site infections
  •  Employ an advanced therapy approach for the reduction and management of surgical site infection (e.g. the use of silver and antimicrobial dressings,negative pressure wound therapy and installation)

            

Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at www.naccme.com, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible for credit for this enduring material.

Release Date: May 2, 2016

Expiration Date:  November 30, 2017

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour 15 minutes

There is no fee associated with this activity.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

 

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Accreditation

  In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CNE

This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.25 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1. 25 contact hours.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: Daniel G. Federman, MD, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Connecticut

Nurse Planner: Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, California

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Michael N. Desvigne, MD, FACS, Daniel  Federman, MD, Katherine Lincoln, DO, Susie Seaman, NP, Donna Brophy, Jenna Feldman, Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin, and John Savage, NACCME.

Financial Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty have reported the following:

Dr. Desvigne: Consultant—Acelity, Hollister, Smith & Nephew; Scientific Advisor—Regmex, Tissue; Employee—Wound Reach Foundation

Dr. Federman has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

Dr. Lincoln: Promotional Speakers’ Bureau—Acelity/KCI

Ms. Seaman: Scientific advisor—Smith & Nephew, Inc.; Promotional Speakers’ Bureau—Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Ms. Brophy, Ms. Feldman, Ms. Oliver, Mr. Savage, and Mr. Robbin have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

The faculty have disclosed that no off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be discussed.

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Copyright © 2017 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Acelity™

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