3M Health Care Expert Conference Outlines New Approaches to Preventing Surgical Site Infections
Published: Mar 09, 2011
Fellow speaker Professor Dr. Jan Kluytmans, a leading authority in infection prevention from the VU University Medical Center of Amsterdam, will develop the theme by discussing the eradication of nasal carriage of S.aureus among surgical patients, and the implementation of surgical bundles of care. A ‘care bundle’ – comprising perioperative normothermia, preoperative hair removal, perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis and limiting the number of theatre door openings - has led to a marked reduction in the SSI rate in Dr Kluytman’s hospital facility. His presentation will outline the challenges and successes in improving bundle compliance.
The 2011 3M European Infection Prevention Expert Conference will be the largest in its history, attended by over 350 invitation-only key opinion leaders and delegates from 35 countries. The importance of perioperative normothermia will be further highlighted by speaker Professor Dr. Judith Tanner of De Montfort University and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, United Kingdom. Using examples from clinical practice, Dr. Tanner will illustrate the effectiveness of patient warming in reducing surgical site infections and the financial implications of its adoption.
“3M is committed to offering insight, education and solutions to the global challenges of healthcare associated infections. This highly-regarded Expert Conference is a key part of our partnership with hospitals across Europe”, commented Mark Whitworth, Business Manager, 3M Infection Prevention Division, Europe. “It provides the ideal platform to present exciting new science and advances in technology in surgical site management and other topics to our distinguished audience. This commitment to education, coupled with a broad portfolio of infection prevention products and over a hundred years of innovation, ideally positions 3M as the infection prevention partner of choice.”
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