Sunday, March 21, 2010: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Centennial I-II (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.50
Summary: According to WHO, surgery has become an integral part of global healthcare, with an estimated annual 234 million operations complicated by preventable SSIs. While much has been learned about SSI prevention through the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) and WHO’s Safer Surgical Procedures campaign, uncertainty continues on the effectiveness of selected perioperative practices as growing rates of antimicrobial resistance are reported. This symposium will summarize what the new standard of care should be based on available evidence, as well as to where prevention of SSIs should leap in the next 10 years. New evidence suggests that current risk stratification needs better methods to facilitate inter-facility comparison to assist with local process improvement and for potential utility in external reporting. Faculty will present a critical evaluation of reasonable risk stratification of SSIs and impact on reduction in SSI incidence.Learning Objectives:
- List key components for an SSI prevention program with current evidence and research priorities for the next 10 years.
- Identify potential barriers and possible solutions to implementation of a successful SSI prevention program.
- Describe the key components to improved risk adjustment for interfacility comparisons and limitations in interpreting such data.
Surgical Infection Society (SIS)
E. Patchen Dellinger, MD and Michelle Farber