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Surgical Site Infections Remain a Constant Threat

CE477 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN and Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC
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We’re sorry. This course is temporarily disabled for an important update.

This course will be discontinued on May 31, 2015, because a new version of it (CE734 Reducing the Risk of Surgical Site Infections With the Surgical Care Improvement Project) is now available.
The goal of this program is to provide nurses, pharmacists and surgical technologists with information about preventing surgical site infections (SSIs). After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain why prophylactic antibiotics should be given 30 to 60 minutes before incision and discontinued within 24 hours after surgery
  • Discuss why giving antibiotics after wound closure does not prevent infections
  • Discuss why hypothermia and hyperglycemia are included in Joint Commission core measures for preventing SSIs

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, pharmacists and surgical technologists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 5/31/2015

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