Leaders In Health Care Education

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Partners in Care: Patient Education for Preventing Surgical Site Infections

The patient plays a vital role in preventing surgical site infections! Help your facility reduce SSIs by educating the patient on infection prevention strategies that they can practice both before and after surgery. This important program explains the rationale behind these strategies in a clear, concise manner as well as provides step-by-step demonstrations.


Program Highlights


  • Identify Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA as potentially dangerous organisms

  • Steps for preparing the skin pre-operatively with an antiseptic cleanser

  • Steps for applying antiseptic nasal ointment

  • Infection prevention practices to follow in the home

  • Infection prevention practices performed at the facility

  • Signs and symptoms of post-operative infection


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Learning Objective

To educate patients on the organisms that commonly cause surgical site infections, and outline pre- and post-operative practices in which the patient can participate to help reduce the chance of a surgical site infection


Program Includes
  • Bonus Resource CD
  • Patient Handout


Clinical Advisors

  • Samir Awad, MD

  • Vicki L. Brinsko, RN, BA, BSN, CIC

  • Patricia Byers, RM, M(ASCP), CIC

  • Shellie J. Tingle, MBA, BSN, RN, CRMST

  • April Tracy, RN, BSN, IP



This program is offered at a discount for members of: