You Just Discovered an Infection in an ASC Patient. Now What?
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:00 pm ET
Speaker: Terri-Marie Mahoney, BN, CNOR, CASC, Administrator, Bluffton Okatie Surgery Center
Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE
AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care
CAIP™ Content Area: Surveillance, Data Collection & Analysis
Overview: Discuss the different types of surgical site infections, which patients you must follow for post-surgical infections and effective techniques for accomplishing your goals. Review the timeframes you need to meet, the length of time your patients need to be tracked and the special considerations that apply to patients that receive surgical implants. Get answers to all of your questions about how to respond when a patient has a surgical site infection, including: What data do you need to collect? What documents do you need to review during your investigation? What resources do you need to consult when you are collecting data? What actions do you need to take? And last but not least, who do you need to report this information to?
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