Updated: Jun 26, 2019
June 14, 2019 l Philadelphia, PA, USA
3308 - SSI Monitoring and Prevention in Low- and Middle-income Settings
SSIs are among the most common HAIs globally. In this session, experts will describe experiences and novel strategies for monitoring and prevention of SSI in a variety of low- and middle-income settings.
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Identify feasible approaches for SSI surveillance in healthcare settings with profound resource constraints and structural limitations.
Describe evidence-based practices shown to decrease SSI risk and discuss implementation in challenging global contexts.
Understand a variety of approaches to SSI monitoring and prevention tried in low- and middle-income settings.
Primary Invited Speaker (CDC/NHSN) - Matthew Westercamp Epidemiologist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta, Georgia
Invited Speaker (CDC/NHSN) - Christiana Conteh National IPC Coordinator Ministry of Health and Sanitation Freetown
Invited Speaker (CDC/NHSN) - Joseph Solomkin Executive Director World Surgical Infection Society (WSIS) University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati, Ohio
Moderator - Rebecca Fitzpatrick, DNP, RN, CIC Clinical Director Medical Practices-Ambulatory Penn Medicine CPUP Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
APIC 2019 - Feasible Approaches for Surgical Site Infection Surveillance in Settings with Limited Resources Matthew Westercamp, PhD, MSN