Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

2601 - NHSN Outpatient Procedure Component

Friday, June 16
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, D 135-136

This session presents a brief overview of the new National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Outpatient Procedure Component for Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Learning Objectives:

Henrietta Smith

Nurse Consultant/Infection Preventionist
Northrop Grumman Corporation contractor for CDC/NHSN
Marietta, Georgia

Henrietta Smith is a Nurse Infection Preventionist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Surveillance Branch where she is a member of the National Healthcare Safety Network Protocol and Training Team. She serves as the subject matter expert for the outpatient procedure component which is due for implementation in 2018. She also serves as subject matter expert for the operative procedure codes used for Surgical Site Infection surveillance. Henrietta has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry with 23 years in infection prevention and control and certified in Infection Control (CIC) for more than 20 years. Her healthcare experience includes work in a large teaching facility, community-based hospital, long-term acute care facility and corporate public health. She has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing.


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Doramarie Arocha

Director Infection Prevention & Control
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Doramarie Arocha, PhD, M.S., MT(ASCP)SM,CIC, FAPIC Director of Infection Prevention & Control Dept. UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics

Graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a BS Degree. Worked as a Medical Technologist in Microbiology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Obtained ASCP and Microbiology Specialty Certification. She attained an MS Degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas and her PhD in Public Health (concentration Epidemiology) from Walden University. Trained in Infection Prevention, she has 17 years of experience with clinical public health interventions, as well as disease surveillance and monitoring. Doramarie’s skills include knowledge/expertise in microbiology, epidemiology, statistics, sterilization/disinfection, infectious diseases, antibiotic usage, clinical practice and teaching skills. She helped create a Special Pathogens Task Force at UT Southwestern which is the Assessment Facility for North Texas. She is the Co-Chair of the Nominating and Awards Committee for APIC.


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