Wednesday, Jan 20 @ 11:30 PM
Skin antisepsis and hair removal continue to be relevant topics that are important to patient outcomes and a successful bundled approach to reduce Hospital-acquired infections in the surgical space.
– Learners will be able to identify the evolution of antisepsis and the impact in healthcare.
– Identify the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic antiseptic contamination and the link to Hospital-acquired infections.
– Discuss recent advancements in the sterilization of antiseptic solutions and the importance of quality assurance measures.
– Recognize the importance of surgical clipping vs. shaving to minimize the risk of creating micro-abrasions that allow skin-dwelling microorganisms to collect and potentially cause infection.
– Identify current and trending methods for surgical clipping hair clean up and potential cross-contamination risks.
– Discuss the importance and location significance of capturing airborne dispersal of hair for the surgical clip prior to the surgical procedure outside of the Operating room suite.
Lena Pearson is a Medical Science Liaison for Becton Dickinson’s Infection Prevention division of Medical Affairs. She is a specialist in skin antiseptics, prepping techniques, surgical/vascular process improvement and standardization.
Lena is accountable for the exchange of unbiased information with the healthcare community as a subject matter expert. Since joining BD, Lena has been a fundamental link between science, sales, and the healthcare community by providing evidence-based data with a procedural focus to standardization in which she has published articles. She is accountable for researching protocols and surgical process standards for quality improvement.
Webinar/Workshop organized by: APIC’s Education Committee
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