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Mapping the Transmission of Resistant and Virulent Pathogens in the High-Risk Operating Room Environment


Randy W. Loftus, MD

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Program Description

This presentation will focus on a new technique that can proactively address transmission of pathogenic organisms in the OR. A review of the literature will confirm that bacterial pathogens are routinely transmitted in the operating room, and that transmission events are associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality. A summary of recent literature using technology to map the spread of S. aureus and ESKAPE pathogens will be discussed.  Lastly, there will be recommendations for the future of perioperative infection control.


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Saxe Communications is  accredited as an provider of continuing nursing education.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider # CEP 14477 for1.25 contact hours. This certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of 4 years after the course is completed.Provider approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider # CE 50-17032 for 2.0 contact hours.