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APIC 2018

A CE Accredited Symposium Supported by B. Braun Medical Inc. Through an Unrestricted Educational Grant

Mapping the Transmission of Resistant and Virulent Pathogens in the High-Risk Operating Room Environment

Presentation by Randy W. Loftus, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesia - Critical Care Medicine, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA

This presentation will focus on a new technique that can proactively address transmission of pathogenic organisms in the OR. A review of the literature will confirm that bacterial pathogens are routinely transmitted in the operating room, and that transmission events are associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality. A summary of recent literature using technology to map the spread of S. aureus and ESKAPE pathogens will be discussed. Lastly, there will be recommendations for the future of perioperative infection control.


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Approved for 1.5 continuing education hours provided by Saxe Healthcare Communications. Register now. 

Event Details:

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • 5:45 p.m. Buffet Dinner
  • 6:30-8 p.m. Presentation
  • Minneapolis Ballroom ABC
  • Hilton Minneapolis

2017 APIC Tradeshow Summary

Education for Infection Control Professionals

B. Braun Medical Inc. is committed to sharing knowledge with infection control specialists that addresses the critical issue of reducing intravascular device contamination during surgery.

At the APIC 2017 conference, B. Braun offered a session on the mechanisms and efficacy of an innovative tool designed to reduce device contamination. The session was presented by Randy Loftus, MD, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology.

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Improving Intravascular Device Disinfection in Today’s Operation Rooms: Clinical Implications, Methodology, and Fidelity Measurement

A review of the overall magnitude and implications of intravascular device contamination events, and a description of innovative technology for continually tracking device contamination in order to optimize provider compliance.


Learning Objective #1: To understand the importance of improving compliance with disinfection of intravascular devices in the operating room.

Learning Objective #2: To understand the mechanisms and efficacy of an innovative tool to reduce device contamination.

Learning Objective #3: To learn how to continually measure fidelity of interventions targeting improvement in device handling in order to optimize provider compliance.