TRACK(S): CRS, GEN
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