Moderator: Tracy L. Hull, MD, FACS, Cleveland, OH
Co-Moderator: Najjia N. Mahmoud, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Philadelphia, PA 

The ability to reduce surgical wound infections after colorectal surgery has been demonstrated using a concerted “bundle” of initiatives. This session will outline the problem and why it matters. Then tips will be given regarding how to set up and implement a “bundle” for your hospital.

Presentations and Speakers

Najjia N. Mahmoud, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Philadelphia, PA

Defining Surgical Site Infections (SSI): Why Should I Care?
Traci L. Hedrick, MD, FACS, FACRS, Charlottesville, VA

SSI Bundles: Do I Need All This? 
Emre Gorgun, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Cleveland, OH

Results: Does This Make a Difference?
Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA

Constructing a Program: How to Get Started at Your Institution
Christopher R. Mantyh, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Durham, NC