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Surgical Complications Associated with Lint and Particulates Contamination During Surgery

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Surgical Complications Associated with Lint and Particulates Contamination During Surgery

Time: April 5, 2018 from 10am to 11:30am
Location: Online
Street: 161 Mission Falls Lane, Suite 216
City/Town: Fremont
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Phone: 8003851607
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Netzealous - MentorHealth
Latest Activity: Feb 22

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Event Description

Overview: One of the most important attributes of living organisms is the capacity to self-repair. This ability is expected and observed every time a major or minor invasive procedure is performed on a patient. Needless to say, lack of this healing ability would render surgery useless. Indeed, every injury, whether a broken leg, bloody nose or paper cut, would be a potential death sentence.

If the body's healing systems were present but only minimally effective, we might make it through childhood spills, pre-adolescent tumbles and sports warrior clashes alive but seriously scarred, misshapen and minimally functional. Instead, a surgeon removes an appendix, sets crushed legs and performs brain surgery assuming (or at least, expecting) normal wound healing repair will occur in an automatic sequence within a fairly predictable time period. Simplistically, all that is necessary is to make sure the parts are kept moist and clean, properly aligned, and adequately bound.

Although the auto-pilot repair process initiates to some degree in any individual, the quality of the repair can vary substantially depending on the condition of the patient's general health, degree of trauma sustained, level of microbial contamination and the presence or absence of foreign debris in the wound, among other influencers. Unfortunately, there is far too little attention to the important role that lint and other particles play in post-surgical complications.

Lint and particulate debris (sterile or not) left in the surgical wound can cause or facilitate post-surgical complications including infection, amplified and prolonged inflammation, permanent tissue damage, poor scar quality, granulomas, adhesions, organ dysfunction and other pathological consequences. Capsule formation and device implant-associated infections are facilitated by the presence of these micro-foreign bodies.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Nature of Lint and Particulates from Cotton and paper to particles poorly cleaned instruments as well as skin flakes and hair
Mechanism and case histories associated with
Blood clots (thrombogenesis)
Poor would healing
Adhesions and band formation
Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome
Items that are most frequent offenders will be presented (Non-commercial)
In-facility self-tests anyone can perform to identify potential shedders
More sophisticated air sampling assessments that can be performed
Air flow and open door studies will also be presented

Who Will Benefit:
Surgical Nurses
Surgical Techs
Surgeons (All specialties)
Sterile Processing, Central Service staff
Hospital Risk Managers
CMS (Gov. Medicare/Medicaid)
Device Manufacturers
Pain Institutes (for Vascular and Epidural Injections
Anesthesiologists (Epidural, & IV)
Docs, PA and Nurses Performing or Assisting in Central
Line Placements
Nursing Schools
Medical Schools
Critical Care Nurses Unit Nurses
Risk Managers
Hate to say it but: Toxic tort lawyers)
Hospital Risk managers, Infection Preventionists, CMS Risk Reduction Staff, Healthcare Educators
R & D in Various Implant and Surgical Device Companies

Speaker Profile
Wava Truscott , PhD. MBA, is founder and president of Truscott MedSci Associates, a consulting company addressing current concerns in healthcare including infection prevention, improved patient outcomes, and staff risk reduction.

Price - $139

Contact Info:
Netzealous LLC -MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884
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