Surgical Site Infection: Could It Be the Instruments?

Sponsored by ORSafe

Sharon McNamara, RN, Perioperative Consultant, OR Dx+Rx Solutions for Surgical Safety

This presentation will focus on the potential for transmission of pathogens to the surgical patient on reusable devices. Utilizing a Gemba Walk through the instrument readiness processes (including handling of instrumentation throughout the continuum of preparation and use will be examined) with emphasis on identifying gaps, developing reduction strategies and potential countermeasures.

Sharon A. McNamara is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on perioperative practice. McNamara is an owner and consultant for OR Dx + Rx Solutions for Surgical Safety consulting firm, coordinator of a patient safety column for the AORN Journal and collaborative coach for the North Carolina Quality Center.

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