Activity ID



November 1, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)


Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a frequent cause of morbidity and even mortality following surgical procedures. Current estimates are that 40% to 60% of these infections that are preventable. This educational activity will review the current SSI prevention guidelines and how to develop a bundled intervention to reduce surgical site infections in your organization.

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Educational Objectives

1. Evaluate individual clinical practice for compliance with current recommendations to prevent surgical site infections.
2. Formulate a plan of action to partner with other healthcare professionals to identify modifications to current practices that could be added or enhanced to reduce surgical site infections in your facility.
3. Identify bundle components applicable to your organization to reduce surgical site infections.


SSI, Infection Prevention, Surgical Site Infection


Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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