Decreasing Surgical Site Infections to be the Subject of Upcoming Patient Safety Webinar

August 10, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release today (August 10, pilule 2011) announcing an upcoming patient safety webinar that will discuss best practices for decreasing surgical site infections.

The webinar is part of the Patient Safety Webinar Series hosted by the Partnership for Patients-National Priorities Partnership (NPP) .

The interactive webinar is scheduled for August 16 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET.  Advance registration is recommended.

Speaker Frank Opelka, MD, FACS, chair of Surgical Quality Alliance, Louisiana State University, NPP Partner, along with panelists Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, professor and associate dean, University of Oklahoma, College of Public Health; Vincent Kerr, MD, president, Care Solutions, UnitedHealthcare; Jean Rexford, executive director, Connecticut Center for Patient Safety; and moderator Bernie Rosof, NPP co-chair, will discuss best practices for reducing the rate of infection in the surgical field and relate patient-safety best practices that can be used across the healthcare continuum to provide a higher quality of care for all patients.

Participants will be able to interact with the panelists through live chat, and web polling questions will provide real-time information about work currently under way in patient care communities to reduce surgical site infections within their organizations.

With each of these sessions, national experts will present effective solutions, and an expert “reactor” panel including a front-line provider and other stakeholders will contribute to the follow-up discussion of how to realize these solutions nationally. The webinar series will be available for audio streaming free of charge. Space is limited, and advance registration is recommended to ensure real-time participation. All webinars will be recorded, archived, and made available on NQF’s website after each event.

Click here to read the press release.

To register, visit the Partnership for Patients and National Priorities Partnership Patient Safety Webinar Series registration page.

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