Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Hand Hygiene, OR Attire, OR Traffic:  What is the Data and Can We Make a Difference?
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Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Hand Hygiene, OR Attire, OR Traffic:  What is the Data and Can We Make a Difference?

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The current prevalence of HCAIs and SSI are major public health concerns. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) increase morbidity and mortality, pain, cost, and duration of stay. Sepsis following surgical injury remains a growing and worrisome problem following both emergent and elective surgery.  Anesthesia providers play a central role in several key process measures, including timely and appropriate administration of prophylactic antibiotics and maintenance of core normothermia. Patient contact and healthcare provider attire and hand contact can be important sources of intraoperative bacterial transmission events associated with postoperative infection development. Despite progress in recent years in the surgical management of patients (ie., ERAS programs), postoperative complications are frequent. The use and knowledge of the literature is important for awareness of current findings and implementation of advances in surgical infection and patient well-being.

These patient safety activities help fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part 2 of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA) of The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA requirements.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.

Activity Release Date:
01/11/2018

Activity Expiration Date:
01/11/2021

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Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the ever present risk to patients in acquiring healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and surgical site infections (SSI) in/around the operating room.;
  2. Review the broad physiology of infection prevention...
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