Development of SSI Prevention Bundles: Are They Compatible with Current Evidence-Based Guidelines?

Ames, IA US
April 19, 2018

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the sentinel risk factors placing surgical patients at risk for SSI.
  2. Review current evidence-based practices for reducing the risk of SSI.
  3. Discuss the benefits of embracing a surgical care bundle for improving surgical patient outcomes.


Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD, CIC, FIDSA, FSHEA, FAPIC
Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee



  • Dr. Edmiston discloses the following financial relationships with commercial entities:
    • Speaker's Bureau member for JNJ
    • Speaker's Bureau member for Stryker
    • Advisory Board member for Aesobiotix

CME Committee

  • No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

This program is supported by gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, First American Bank, and Green Hills Health Care Center. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 2.00 AOA Category 2­A
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    04/19/2018 - 5:30pm CDT
    Event ends: 
    04/19/2018 - 7:30pm CDT
    Mary Greeley Medical Center
    Bessie Myers Auditorium
    1111 Duff Avenue
    Ames, IA 50010
    United States

    Continuing Education Credit

    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 2.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

    Available Credit

    • 2.00 AOA Category 2­A


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