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Fecal Patina in the OR

Available: On Demand

This webinar explores the interactions between staff and the patient care environment while providing care in the operating room, and its potential impact on surgical site infection risks. Viewers will learn from L. Sylvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD about

  • Review of research into transmission risks associated with environmental contamination
  • Key opportunities for improvement in the OR environment both during procedures and during cleaning and disinfection
  • Innovative new approaches to reducing cross contamination and improving anesthesia-area hygiene

With closing remarks from Dr. Sarah Simmons, Science Director at Xenex.


L. Sylvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD

Dr. Munoz-Price is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, currently serving as the Enterprise Epidemiologist for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. She previously was the Hospital Epidemiologist for Jackson Memorial Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in the US. Additionally, Dr. Munoz-Price holds a PhD in Epidemiology from University of Miami. Before working in academia, she worked for 5 years as a private ID consultant in the Greater Chicago area, where she described multicity outbreaks of resistant bacteria throughout the continuum of care in collaboration with Rush University researchers. Most of her publications deal with Infection Control, Acinetobacter baumannii, and KPC-producing enterics. With over 50 peer review publications, Dr. Munoz-Price’s work has been published in prestigious academic journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Agents of Chemotherapy, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, and the American Journal of Infection Control. Additionally, Dr. Munoz-Price is a reviewer for over a dozen journals including JAMA and Lancet Infectious Diseases. She serves in various committees for the Society of Hospital Epidemiology of America including the SHEA Guidelines Committee and SHEA Publications Committee and was, until recently, a liaison for the prestigious Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)-CDC. She is also on the planning committee for SHEA Spring 2015: Science Guiding Prevention specifically assisting in planning the SHEA Certificate Course in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care.