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Training & Events

CHAIN Web Event: Slashing Surgical Site Infection: Raising the Bar to Lower the Rate

October 14, 12-1 p.m.

Surgical site infection (SSI) is the most common and costly health care-associated infection, occurring in up to five percent of patients undergoing inpatient surgery. Annual costs are estimated at $3.5 billion to $10 billion, and the emotional and physical costs to patients are staggering, including lengthened hospital stays, readmission, and death. Experts estimate that up to 60 percent of SSIs are preventable. The Minnesota (MN) Slashing SSI bundle elements were carefully selected  by a group of OR professionals and surgeons convened by Minnesota’s Collaborative Health Care Associated Infection Network (CHAIN). This webinar will help health care teams understand the rationale behind using evidence-based bundle guidelines to prevent SSIs. Speakers are Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, MD, board-certified gynecologic oncologist, Mayo Clinic and Chad M. Robbins, D.O., FACOS, board-certified general surgeon, Glencoe Regional Health Services. Register

CHAIN Conference: Antimicrobial Stewardship across the Continuum of Care in Minnesota

October 16, Mall of America – “Great Room” Conference Room, Bloomington

This conference, sponsored by the Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infection Network (CHAIN), is targeted toward infectious disease physicians, hospitalists, emergency department physicians, pharmacists in healthcare settings, infection preventionists, microbiologists, and others interested in or involved in antimicrobial stewardship activities in their healthcare facility. Panel presentations will feature long-term-care and pharmacy practitioners. Presenters share real-life, practical experiences and innovative approaches for improving antimicrobial prescribing practices in inpatient hospital, emergency department, and long-term care settings. Speakers are David Hines, MD, FACP; Susan Kline MD, MPH; Gary Kravitz MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA; Abinash Virk MD, DTM&H, FIDSA; and Ruth Lynfield, MD. There is no registration fee; lunch will be on your own. Register. Event Flier.

Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Conference

October 23-24, Brooklyn Park

Check MAPS website for information on speakers and special sessions. Stratis Health is founding member of MAPS and a conference sponsor. Attend the following sessions presented by Stratis Health:

  • #16 Health Information Technology and Safety
    Candy Hanson, program manager, Stratis Health, Bloomington, MN
    Interoperable health information exchange will transform the health care industry. Learn about a special innovation project that Stratis Health led called Health Information Technology for Post Acute Care (HITPAC). Learn the value of interoperable health information exchange and how it can be used to improve safety and outcomes in health care.
  • #20 RARE and Beyond
    Kathy Cummings, RN, MA, project manager, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, St. Paul, MN; Kim McCoy, program manager, Stratis Health, St. Paul, MN; Kattie Bear-Pfaffendorf, MBA, patient safety/quality specialist, Minnesota Hospital Association, St. Paul, MN
    The Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (RARE) campaign operating partners will describe what the RARE campaign was and share the RARE Campaign evaluation and outcomes. The operations partners will discuss what is next for the RARE campaign and facilitate a discussion with attendees of the community opportunities and strengths for care coordination.

Online trainings

See available recorded training sessions.