Reducing Surgical Site Infections: Surgical Stewardship

Surgical site infection (SSI) occurs in 2-5% of all surgeries which correlates to about 157,5000 SSIs in the U.S. on a yearly basis.1 Not only do SSIs impact patient outcomes and mortality rates, but also satisfaction scores and budgets of medical institutions. In the webinar, Reducing Surgical Site Infections: Surgical Stewardship, Maureen P. Spencer discusses…

3 Questions with Peter Graves, BSN, RN, CNOR

Back-to-Basics Approach for Improving Surgical Outcomes 3 Questions With… features some of the finest thought leaders in healthcare specialties such as Infection Prevention, Vascular Access, Surgical Care and more. These experts answer questions on the latest insights, evidence and current practices. For our newest 3 Questions With… Eloquest Healthcare is proud to feature Peter Graves, BSN, RN,…

Modern Vascular Access with Dr. Jack LeDonne – Recommendations to Improve Site Care & Maintenance

Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are deadly, associated with 12 to 25% mortality among the critical care patient population.1  Published guidance for preventing CRBSIs recommends a bundled approach for eliminating known risks. Multiple organizations, including the CDC, have published evidence based guidelines for preventing CRBSIs.2  However, little has changed regarding device care and maintenance. Jack LeDonne,…

Improving Vascular Access Dressing Integrity with Gum Mastic Adhesive

Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) occurrence is arguably 100% preventable, yet central venous access device (CVAD) related infections have a 12-25% mortality rate in the ICU setting1. One to 2 of every 8 patients who develop CLABSI don’t survive. In the webinar, 18 Months of Sticking to it: Dedicated team site care using gum mastic…

3 Questions With Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed., CIC

Expert Recommendations on Improving Surgical Care 3 Questions With… features some of the finest thought leaders in healthcare specialties such as Infection Prevention, Vascular Access, Surgical Care and more. These experts answer questions on the latest insights, evidence and current practices. For our newest 3 Questions With… Eloquest Healthcare is proud to feature Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed.,…

Innovations in the Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle: How Early Adoption Can Improve Patient Outcomes

Eloquest Healthcare is excited to feature Gwen Borlaug, MPH, CIC, FAPIC! Gwen worked at the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) as the Director of the Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Program and as an infection prevention epidemiologist. She launched a statewide public health initiative to reduce surgical site infections, using a surgical care champion to provide peer-to-peer…

Getting it Right the First Time: Reaching One Peripheral Intravenous Catheter (PIVC) Per Patient Visit With Lean Multimodal Strategy

Lee Steere (RN, CRNI, VA-BC) holds national certification in Certified Registered Nurse Infusion as well as Vascular Access Board Certification. An RN for 21 years, he is the Manager of IV Therapy Services at Hartford Hospital in Harford, CT. He co-chairs the hospital’s Medical-Surgical Clinical Value Analysis Committee and is a member of their HAI…

3 Questions with Kathleen Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Benefits of Improved Fundamental Nursing Care 3 Questions With… features some of the finest thought leaders in healthcare specialties such as Infection Prevention, Vascular Access, Surgical Care and more. These experts answer questions on the latest insights, evidence and current practices. For our newest 3 Questions With… Eloquest Healthcare is proud to feature Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS,…