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HRET HIIN SSI Podcast Series

Published: by American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust

Topic: Surgical Site Infection (SSI) | Resource type: Podcasts

HRET HIIN is pleased to release three Surgical Site Infection Prevention Podcasts.

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SSI Prevention: We Can't Do It Without the Patient and Family

The first podcast features Tammy Fugate who is the Orthopedic Navigator at St. Joseph East in Lexington, KY. Tammy shares guidance on how to customize patient education and how to best identify and minimize modifiable patient risk factors. Patient and family engagement are key components and have resulted in more positive clinical outcomes.


SSI Prevention: A Simple Way to Measure Process

The second podcast features Karen Shannon, Interim OR Manager, also from St. Joseph East, who describes how a Total Joint Arthroscopy tool was designed, tweaked, and ultimately utilized to engage perioperative staff when assessing adherence to evidence-based practices. The one-page tool was designed to reliably evaluate practices and identify gaps or opportunities for improvement.


SSI Prevention: Making the Right Thing the Easy Thing To Do

The third and final Surgical Site Infection Prevention Podcast features Janet Chance, Director of Quality, Infection Prevention & Accreditation at Cullman Regional Medical Center in Cullman, AL. Janet shares how she put strategies in place to optimize patient and family engagement for Surgical Site Infection reduction using process mapping to identify gaps and how systems were put in place to ensure patients and families became partners in that process. This podcasts focuses on the value of partnering with patients and family and how to empower patients by educating them to do the right thing so they can have the best opportunity for a good outcome. Janet also discusses how to build a strong business plan to make the right thing the easy thing to do and to create a reliable and sustainable process that will deeply minimize the risk of Surgical Site Infections.