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Course Overview

An estimated 1 in 25 patients has a hospital-acquired infection on any given day according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC indicates that of 722,000 healthcare-associated infections, there are about 157,500 associated surgical site infections (SSI). An SSI is an infection related to an operative procedure that occurs at or near the incision (incisional or organ/space) within 30 days - or within 90 days if an implant is left in place. Patients with an SSI have longer hospital stays (seven to 11 days) and increased morbidity. Patients with SSI have seven to 11 times greater risk of death as a direct result of the SSI at a rate of 77%. SSIs also contribute significantly to U.S. healthcare expenses, costing an estimated $3.5 billion to $10 billion each year. This module provides perioperative team members with information about preventing SSIs.

About the Course Author

Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor is the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Northwest Hospital, Lifebridge Health in Randallstown, Maryland. Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC, CPHQ has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (14 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.00HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-107-H05-P
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Pharmacy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This module is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • North Dakota Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE734
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-09-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how perioperative caregivers can help prevent surgical site infections; Discuss the rationale for administering prophylactic antibiotics as close to the time of surgical incision as possible; List three physiological risk factors in patients associated with increased potential for surgical site infections
  • Outline:

    Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Content Page 1
    Introduction
    What is a Surgical Site Infection?
    Reduction of SSI
    Predicting the Risk for Surgical Site Infection
    Content Page 2
    Knowledge Versus Practice
    Surgical Care Improvement Project Core Measure Set
    Clinical Vignette
    Conclusion
    About The Authors
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Pharmacists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.