Strategies and Best Practices to Enhance Recovery, Increase Efficiency, and Decrease Readmissions: Setting Up Your Patient for Successful Discharge

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about strategies for reducing Surgical Site Infections (SSIs), 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 for 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.
  • 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 therapy (ciNPT) for Incision Management to reduce 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


August 24, 2021

Created by

3M Medical Education

Related Presenters

Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS

Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

Dr. Vedra Augenstein attended medical school and performed her surgical residency at the University of Louisville. Following this, she performed a Laparoscopic and GI Surgical Fellowship at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Barbara Brady, PhD, RN, CCRN, CMC, CSC

Barbara Brady, PhD, RN, CCRN, CMC, CSC

Sentra Health Systems
Norfolk, VA

Barbara Brady graduated with her AAS in 1981, her MSN in 1999 and her PhD in 2013. Barbara ‘s career has focused on critically ill patients across several service lines including, Trauma, Critical Care and Cardiac Surgery.