Clinical Practice

Current and Innovative Approaches to Reducing the Risk of Nosocomial Infection in the Anesthesia Workstation: Semmelweis in Evolution (1 Class A CE with .5 Pharm)

Saturday, September 22
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Ballroom A, Hynes

A brief history delineating the role of anesthesia providers in the genesis of healthcare acquired infection will be reviewed. Current best-evidence will update the attendees on bench and clinical research revealing the role of the anesthesia provider as an important, but often unappreciated vector in both horizontal and vertical transmission of pathogens in the anesthesia workstation. Currently available approaches that involve both provider behavior modification and currently available technologies will be critiques in terms of their effectiveness and their limitations. Additionally, a variety of new technological approaches, including novel barrier protection, point-of-care antimicrobial killing, innovative drug delivery systems, and other creative approaches that are on the market or are under development will be discussed and critiqued.

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Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA

Professor, Clinical Staff Anesthetist
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Virgina Commonwealth University
Richmond, NH

Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA, is on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and maintains a clinical practice there. His major research interests are in the broad domain of patient safety with a particular interest in infectious disease transmission and remote monitoring of post-surgical patients. He serves as editor in chief of the AANA Journal and reviews manuscripts for several biomedical publications and resources including the Anaesthesia Section of the Cochrane Library. He is the author of Evidence Trumps Belief: Nurse Anesthetists and Evidence-Based Decision Making (AANA Publishing).

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