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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:
See available recorded training sessions.
tel: 952-854-3306 | toll-free: 1-877-STRATIS
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