Complimentary Webinar & Archive Links
Excellentia Advisory Group would like to give back to our valued clients. We will be Providing Infection Prevention Education through on-going industry collaboration & sponsorships. Excellentia is proud to present one in a series of monthly complimentary educational webinars presented by vendors in the field of Infection Prevention for the ambulatory surgery center industry.
“Ambulatory Surgery Centers Focus:
Patient Complications Caused by Sterile Lint and Powder "
Presented by: Wava Truscott, PhD, MBA
Kimberly-Clark Healthcare, Director of Medical Science & Education
Presented: June 13, 2012
Upon viewing this webinar, fill out your Certificate Request Form and email to:
Wava Truscott, PhD., is Director of Medical Sciences & Clinical Education for Kimberly-Clark Health Care. Her doctorate is in Comparative Pathology emphasizing Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology from the University of California. Her MBA is from the University of La Verne and her BS from Brigham Young University (BYU). Earlier in her career, Wava evaluated the safety and efficacy of medical devices at MIDECO Independent Laboratories, Managed the Biological Laboratories for the Pharmaseal Division of Baxter Healthcare, and was Vice President of Scientific Affairs for the SafeSkin Corporation. She spent years researching latex allergy from profiling the allergens derived from tapping the plantation trees, processing the latex and producing the gloves to developing ways to remove the offending proteins.
Dr. Truscott has authored over 70 articles, co-authored the Microbiological section of the AAMI Sterilization Recommended Practices, and served as the U.S. delegate to the International Standards Organization on Biocompatibility Testing of Medical Devices regarding Systemic Toxicity (ISO 10993-11) as the European Union was forming. She recently authored an extensive petition to the FDA requesting a ban on all powdered gloves used in healthcare and is currently the ASTM Chairman of the committee charged with developing test methods for medical gloves incorporated with antimicrobial agents.
Lint & Dust....Such little things. Must be inconsequential?! They’re sterile, right? Why do I have a green haze on surfaces in my OR? What’s that dust on my monitor screens? This is a true story about lint, powder and other very small particles in the ORs of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. We will discuss pathological mechanisms initiated by these often ignored contaminates including blood clots, granulomas, adhesions, immune distraction, amplified acute and chronic inflammation, sterile and infected abscesses. Patient complications include endophthalmitis, reduced fertility, brain abscess, pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrest, intestinal obstruction, infections, breast implant contracture, chronic joint inflammation, implant rejection, poor wound healing, and much, much more. Mechanisms, consequences, sources and prevention will be addressed with references and case report substantiation.
Upon completion of this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the basic pathological mechanisms initiated by lint, powder and other small particles.
- Identify patient complications resulting from these contaminates.
- Discuss how sources of these small destructive particles can be identified and eliminated.
You will receive one-hour of continuing education credit* for attending this webinar. Excellentia Advisory Group will forward a Certificate of Participation for each licensed person that attends this webinar. You simply email the names and license numbers of each person on the CERTIFICATE REQUEST FORM or individually to firstname.lastname@example.orgClick for Contact Hour Certificate Request Form (Excel .xlsx format)
*To learn more about Kimberly-Clark Infection Prevention products, go to http://www.kimberly-clark.com/brands/kc_professional.aspx
*Excellentia Advisory Group is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
• Provider CEP 15481
• Issue Date: 4/6/2010
Archived Webinar Links
December 2011- “What Do You Mean I Caused That Surgical Complication?” Presented by: Wava Truscott, PhD, Kimberly-Clark Healthcare
January 2012 -"Biofilms in Medicine:Implications for Ambulatory Surgical Centers" Presented by: Wava Truscott, PhD, Kimberly-Clark Healthcare
February 2012 - "The New Clostridium difficile: Pathogenicty, Complications, Prevention" Presented by: Wava Truscott, PhD, Kimberly-Clark Healthcare
March 2012 -"Check the Label: Is the Mask a Level 1, 2, or 3 (and...what's the difference?)" Presented by: Kathleen Stoessel, RN, BSN, MS, Kimberly-Clark Healthcare
April 2012 - Partial- "What Every Ambulatory Surgery Center Professional Should Know About Steam Sterilization Monitoring" Presented by: Dorothy Larson, 3M Infection Prevention Division