The deadline for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) mandate to report surgical site infections (SSI) to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is rapidly approaching. Jordan will review the basics of the SSI module in NHSN's Patient Safety Component. This review will include each aspect of the SSI reporting process as well as NHSN’s transition to using Standardized Infection Ratios (SIR).
SSIs and SIRs: Are You Ready?
DATE: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
About the Presenter: Tom Jordan, RN, BS, has more than 25 years of experience as a registered nurse. Prior to becoming an infection preventionist, he worked in pediatric intensive care, trauma nursing, and employee health. He has 20 years experience in acute care infection prevention. He has been an APIC member for many years and has contributed articles to Advance for Nurses and Nursing Spectrum.
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