2017 Spring Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar

2017 Spring NELS Sponsors

Surgical site infections (SSIs) remain a significant but often preventable threat. Because of the clinical consequences of SSIs, as well as the associated economic implications in today’s dynamic health care environment, it is imperative perioperative nurse leaders, and their teams, have a better understanding of what causes SSIs and what can be done to reduce the frequency of which they occur.

Learn Evidence-Based Strategies for SSI Prevention

Leading infection prevention experts will discuss evidence-based strategies for preventing SSIs including:

  • Antiseptic showers
  • Perioperative hair removal
  • Antimicrobial stewardship/antibiotic selection, dosing, timing
  • Pre-procedure decolonization, to screen or not to screen
  • Antimicrobial irrigation
  • Antimicrobial sutures and dressings
  • Surgical attire/surgical scrubs
  • Hand hygiene

Plan SSI Prevention Using a Team Approach

This seminar will also provide key concepts and evidence-based best practices for taking a systematic, team approach to SSI prevention, such as:

  • How to increase collaboration between the Perioperative and Infection Prevention departments
  • The latest trends in SSI prevention documentation
  • Mind Mapping techniques will be explored and developed to enhance current SSI prevention approaches
  • A Gap Analysis, based on the mind mapping exercise, will be conducted
  • Plans for optimizing SSI prevention will be created specifically for each site
  • Each attendee will have the opportunity to develop facility-specific plans (by using the approaches and techniques learned throughout the day and with the help of the on-site experts) which can be taken back to their facility and shared with perioperative staff and surgeons

Leave with a Facility-Specific SSI Prevention Plan

Upon completion of this seminar, each attendee should be able to:

  • Describe the impact of the legislative and regulatory environment on Perioperative and Infection Prevention departments relative to surgical infection prevention and nursing practice.
  • Apply Mind Mapping techniques to understand current surgical infection prevention approaches.
  • Discuss a 7-step prevention bundle for SSI prevention.
  • Identify emerging technologies and best practices for SSI prevention.
  • Use a gap analysis from the Mind Mapping exercise to create an optimized SSI Prevention Program for your operating room.

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Who Should Attend?

Perioperative nurse executives are encouraged to attend with infection prevention colleagues in order to develop strategies and tools that can be implemented as a team approach in the participants’ facilities.

Seattle - April 8

Seattle, WA

Seattle Airport Marriott

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New York City - April 22

New York, NY

New York Marriott East Side

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Raleigh - April 29

Raleigh, NC

Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel

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San Francisco - May 6

San Francisco, CA

Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel

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Cincinnati - May 9

Cincinnati, OH

Ethicon Surgical Institute

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Philadelphia - May 11

Philadelphia, PA

Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

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Chicago - May 13

Chicago, IL

Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel

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NELS Atlanta - Spring 2017 - May 20

Atlanta, GA

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Galleria

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Cleveland - May 23

Cleveland, OH

HIMSS Innovation Center

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Dallas - May 25

Dallas, TX

The Westin Galleria Dallas

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Seminar Speakers

Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed., BSN, CIC

Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed., BSN, CIC

Corporate Director, Infection Prevention
Universal Health Services
King of Prussia, PA

Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Infection Prevention Consulting
San Mateo, CA

Amy Hader, JD

Amy Hader, JD

General Counsel & Director, Legal & Government Affairs
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Denver, CO

Danielle Glover, MPA

Danielle Glover, MPA

Manager, Legal & Government Affairs
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Denver, CO

Disclaimer

The Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar is specifically designed for perioperative nurse leaders and their peers (SPD Directors,etc.) working full time in a hospital or ambulatory surgery setting. Due to limited seating, all registrations will be evaluated and if the class is at capacity those registered who are not employed full-time at a facility (i.e., consultants, etc.) will be notified and will not be able to attend. Registrations for this event are non-refundable.

AORN may have a photographer at this event. I agree that by attending this event I am providing my approval for AORN to use my likeness and/or quotes in any AORN publications, web site(s), and marketing/promotional material.