Six Steps to Prevent Surgical Site Infections

Presented by

Deborah B. Hobson, BSN, Quality Improvement Chairperson and a Staff Nurse, Johns Hopkins Hospital's Surgical Intensive Care Unit


Overview of  current best practices for preventing surgical site infections which include: hair removal, antibiotic selection, ABX timing, ABX redosing, ABX discontinuation and normothermia. Glucose management for cardiac patients will also be discussed.
Who Should Attend
Chief Executive Officers, Hospital Administrators, Vice Presidents, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Directors,Quality & Safety Leaders, Physicians, Physicians Assistants,Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurses, and other allied health care staff.
About the Speaker
Deborah B. Hobson, BSN is the Quality Improvement Chairperson and a Staff Nurse in the Johns Hopkins Hospital's Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In addition, she is a Patient Safety Clinical Specialist for the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care. In this role she is co-leader of several Johns Hopkins Medicine or Johns Hopkins Hospital and affiliates collaboratives including: Intensive Care Unit, deep-vein thrombosis prevention and anticoagulation, medication reconciliation, and surgical site infection prevention. Ms. Hobson has worked with several hospitals in the U.S. and overseas on patient safety and quality initiatives. She also works with the Johns Hopkins Quality and Patient Safety Research Group conducting research on quality and safety in critical care, palliative care, eliminating blood stream infections, eliminating surgical site infections, and sepsis care. Ms. Hobson has been with Johns Hopkins since 1980. Ms. Hobson earned her BSN (honors) in Nursing from the University of Maryland.

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