Surgical Site Infections Reduction Strategies in Spine Surgery from Start to Close: Perioperative Considerations

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about strategies for reducing the risk of Surgical Site Infections, complications, and cost. During this one-hour program, gain best practices for setting up your patient for successful discharge and view case studies with tips and pearls to applying advanced modalities of treatment in challenging clinical scenarios.

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe the clinical and economic burden of surgical site complications and surgical site infections
  • Review the importance of pre-, intra-, and postoperative management strategies & best practices to reduce the risk of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) in spine surgery
  • Describe guidelines and recommended practices that support the strategies to reduce the risk of SSIs
  • Explain unintended perioperative hypothermia, and illustrate why prewarming is beneficial in helping to prevent unintended perioperative hypothermia
  • Examine the role of closed incision negative pressure wound therapy (ciNPT) for Incision
  • Management in reducing the incidence of Surgical Site Infections, surgical site complications,
  • hospital readmissions & post-op follow-up appointments
  • Demonstrate ciNPT efficacy via case & outcome reviews; share best practices & technique tips to manage the surgical site and enhance post-operative recovery

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Kyle Mueller, MD.

Kyle Mueller, MD

Originally from Texas, Dr. Mueller completed his neurosurgery residency training at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He then completed a complex spine fellowship with focus on spinal oncology and endoscopic spine surgery at Brown ...

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Richard Prielipp, MD, MBA, FCCM.

Richard Prielipp, MD, MBA, FCCM

Dr. Prielipp is Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, where he was Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology from 2005 to 2013. He completed nine years on the Editorial Board of ...

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