Pharmacy OneSource Announces Webinar on Infection Prevention Reporting

Pharmacy OneSource announces it will host a complimentary webinar, "SSIs and SIRs: Are You Ready?" on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. The deadline for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) mandate to report surgical site infections (SSI) to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is rapidly approaching. The presenter, Tom Jordan, RN, BS, will review the basics of the SSI module in NHSN's Patient Safety Component. This review will include each aspect of the SSI reporting process as well as NHSNs transition to using Standardized Infection Ratios (SIR).

Jordan has more than 25 years of experience as a registered nurse. Prior to becoming an infection preventionist, he worked in pediatric intensive care, trauma nursing, and employee health. He has 20 years experience in acute-care infection prevention. He has been an APIC member for many years and has contributed articles to Advance for Nurses and Nursing Spectrum.

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