The Role of Decolonization in the Prevention of SSI

  • Author: Deva Rea, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC
  • 1 Contact Hour
  • 48:43

About this course

This course qualifies for 1 CE / 1 IPU and corresponds to the following Infection Prevention Unit (IPU) domain(s):

  • Identification of Infectious Disease Processes
  • Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents
  • Cleaning, Sterilization, Disinfection, Asepsis

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe current state of affairs & contributing factors for surgical site infections (SSIs)
  • Define the role of body flora in relation to SSIs
  • Discuss current evidence & strategies in pre-surgical decolonization
  • Identify steps to include in SSI prevention bundles

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