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


  • Ellen D. Dillavou, MD, FACS
  • Richard C. Prielipp, MD, MBA, FCCM

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 vascular 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 the prevention of 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


April 23, 2021

Created by

3M Medical Education

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