Continuous Quality Improvement

Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

2106 - Prevention of Surgical Site Infections - An Update

Thursday, June 15
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, B 113-114

This session will review the epidemiology of surgical site infections (SSIs) and summarize recommendations in the national and World Health Organization guidelines for prevention of SSIs.

Learning Objectives:

Dale Bratzler

Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor; Professor, Colleges of Medicine and Public Health; Chief Quality Officer, OU Physicians Group; Medical Director, Clinical Skills Education and Testing Center
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dale Bratzler, DO, is a professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy, associate dean in the College of Public Health, a professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and chief quality officer for the OU Physicians Group. Dr. Bratzler has worked on the development and maintenance of national performance measures used to profile and publicly report metrics on quality of inpatient and outpatient healthcare for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and has served on many committees or technical expert panels related to healthcare quality, including those sponsored by the National Quality Forum. Dr. Bratzler served twice as the President of the American Health Quality Association, is a past member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and a recent member of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee for the CDC.


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Ann Marie Pettis

Director Infection Prevention
UR Medicine
Rochester, New York

Ann Marie Pettis has been an Infection Preventionist for more than 30 years and is currently Director of UR Medicine in Rochester, NY.

She has published a variety of infection prevention and control articles in peer reviewed journals and trade publications. Ann Marie has lectured locally, nationally and internationally.
She has served as past President of the Western New York Infection Control Organization and APIC Finger Lakes Chapter and was previously a member of the New York State Advisory Committee, as well as Legislative Representative for APIC Chapter 107. She has been involved with national APIC in a variety of elected and volunteer positions such as Communications, Research, Conference Planning and Nominating and Awards Committees. Currently she is on the APIC Board of Directors.


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