EWMA Conference 2017

INFECTION AND WOUNDCARE

Topics:

•    The principles and importance of achieving optimal asepsis in the prevention of wound infections.
•    Using surveillance as a tool to prevent surgical wound infections.

Objectives:

The first part of the workshop aims to highlight the importance of achieving optimal asepsis in the prevention of wound infections.

The second part of the workshop aims to highlight the importance of surveillance in preventing surgical wound infections and use real examples from hospitals to demonstrate how this can be achieved.

Speakers

Valya Weston, IPS Deputy Secretary
Pauline Harrington, IPS Audit & Surveillance Coordinator and SSI Surveillance Manager at Public Health England

The sessions is facilitated by the Infection Prevention Society (IPS)


About IPS
The vision of the Infection Prevention Society is that no person is harmed by a preventable infection. The mission is to inform, promote and sustain expert infection prevention policy and practice in the pursuit of patient or service user and staff safety wherever care is delivered.

Membership comprises of infection prevention and control practitioners from a variety of disciplines including medical microbiologists and nurses. There are also categories for corporate members, institutional members and associate membership.

Please visit www.ips.uk.net and follow us on Twitter: @IPS_infection and Facebook: Infection Prevention Society



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