Register!- Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Safety Session

May 1 will kick-off our SSI Safety Session in two statewide locations. Clinicians wil benefit from hearing a national content expert and an Illinois IHA members who are tackling surgical site infection.  Hands-on faciliated discussion and tools will be used to capture collaboration and energize process improvement.

Springfield and Naperville are at capacity. Contact Margie McDevitt at 630-276-5504 for information on attending via webinar.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – IHA GLPP HIIN/MAPS PSO Safety Session:  SSI Prevention

Locations: Naperville and Springfield, IL IHA offices
Complimentary to all IHA HIIN and MAPS PSO Members

More than 15 million surgeries are performed in the US every year.  Today’s dilemma is that the US population is at increasing risk for a surgical site infection (SSI) due to ballooning health care population challenges:

• 8.3 % of  Americans have diabetes
• 79 million are pre-diabetic
• 35.7% are obese. 

Adding to the challenge are the economic factors of 160,000 -300,000 SSI reported cases each year. An SSI extends length of stay (7-10 days) and adds $3,000 to $29,000 to a patient’s hospital bill.  IHA’s HIIN has a goal to reduce SSI by 20%. Together at our safety session, we’ll collaborate with a content expert and member organization to sharing their SSI experiences.

This is a valuable chance to earn CE credits:

CE Statement: The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is authorized by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (license number 236.000109) to award up to 3.25 hours of nurse continuing education credit for this program.


Who can benefit from attending the Safety Session?

Patient Advocates, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Perioperative nurses, Pharmacists, Environmental Services, Nursing champions, Infection control and other patient safety leaders.

CMS rules prohibit provision of food and beverages at HIIN events. Please feel free to bring water, coffee, etc. and a snack with you.

Meeting Contact: Margie McDevitt at 630-276-5504 for questions with registration or if you wish to be added to our MAPS PSO mailing list.

Program Contact: Mary Stankos, Director Patient Safety Services, Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO at 630-276-5565 for information about MAPS PSO workshops and safety sessions events.


So why join a PSO? Our PSO community is a diverse mix of hospitals and health systems, critical access hospitals, outpatient facilities and medical groups across the Midwest. MAPS is focused on making members safer while providing the benefits of PSO legal protections.