Infection Control in the OR

Available: On Demand
Posted in Webinar

Speakers: Libby Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC

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Infection Control in the O.R.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM EDT

This Webinar will serve to increase the level of awareness and understanding of best practices aimed at preventing infections from being acquired in the operating room, including review of key infections in hospital and outpatient settings; mechanisms by which such infections spread in the OR; the clinical and economic burden of these infections; challenges in proper scrubbing; effective agents for safe scrubbing; and best practices for the scrubbing process.

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Libby Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC

Libby Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC, is an independent infection control consultant with IC Solutions, LLC, based in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. She has more than 25 years of experience in infection prevention and control. She provides consultation to infection control programs in assessment, problem solving, and training in acute-care, long-term care, ambulatory care, home care, and long-term acute care. She also serves as a consultant to healthcare industries. Chinnes has served in many capacities for APIC, and is a frequent speaker at APIC’s ICE I course for new practitioners and APIC’s annual national conference. She is published in the field and has lectured extensively on infection prevention and control topics throughout the United States. For the third consecutive year, Chinnes is a speaker at the ICT Conference on Professional Development.

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