Excellentia Advisory Group through sponsorship with Knowledge Network is giving back to our valued clients. 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.
December’s 2011 webinar:
“What Do You Mean I Caused That Surgical Complication?”
Presented by: Wava Truscott, PhD
December 15, 2011
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.
About This Webinar:
Sometimes we need to look at the past to understand how we can improve the here and now. Sometimes, we need to look at what we do every day to realize a risky move has become a habit. This course will look at lessons learned in remote surgery centers during war years that need to be reintroduced today to improve patient outcomes. We will identify recent studies identifying the role foreign debris in ASC procedures can be attracted to instruments, implanted in patients and cause complications including joint inflammation, blood clots, granulomas, adhesions, peritonitis, endophthalmitis, spinal meningitis and increased risk of infection. In this age of the waning antibiotic effectiveness and increased patient vulnerability, it is increasingly critical that we prevent post-surgical complications before they occur. This course will focus on several areas where we currently put patients at risk that can be corrected tomorrow.
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 to Patricia Reinhardt.
Special Note: This webinar will be offered to the first 200 registrations so please act now to get your seat. All registrants will be sent an email after the webinar with a link for future complimentary viewings of this presentation.
*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
Other 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
June 2012 - "Patient Complications Caused by Sterile Lint and Powder" Presented by: Wava Truscott, PhD, Kimberly-Clark Healthcare