Simulation: Collaboration Between Periop Nurse and Infection Prevention


Connie M. Lopez, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM, Kaiser Permanente
Charlotte L. Guglielmi, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Jared M. Kutzin, DNP, MPH, RN, St Barnabas Medical Center
Sue E. Barnes, BSN, RN, CIC, Kaiser Permanente
Emcee & Moderator: Paula R. Graling, DrNP, RN, CNOR, CNS, Inova Fairfax Hospital


  • Discuss the impact of collaboration between the perioperative nurse and infection preventionist. 
  • Identify what needs to be done in your health care setting to improve collaboration between the infection preventionist and surgical services. 
  • This session will focus on the journey of a surgical patient and provide an opportunity for participants to consider the impact of increased collaboration between the perioperative nurse and infection preventionist to improve patient outcomes. The presentation will explore the surgical journey of one patient and their family.  

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