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Project JOINTS: Pre-Operative Management to Prevent Surgical Site Infections after Orthopedic Surgery

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
On July 9, 2013 NYSPFP will host an educational webinar focused on the Institute for Health Care Improvement’s (IHI) Project JOINTS (Joining Organizations IN Tackling Surgical site infections [SSI]) so that hospitals in New York may learn about the application of its strategies. This national initiative was designed to spread evidence-based practices in the pre-operative phase of care including preadmission Staphylococcus aureus (SA) screening, treatment and prevention and using an alcohol containing antiseptic agent for preoperative skin preparation.

Deborah S. Yokoe, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Infection Control Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present on the evidence-based practices underlying Project JOINTS.

Lisa McDonald, BSN, RNFA, the Project Coordinator at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, a national Project JOINTS mentor hospital, will share her hospital’s experience of implementing the Project JOINTS’ recommended best practices.


• Deborah S. Yokoe, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Infection Control Department, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
• Lisa McDonald, RN., Canton Potsdam Hospital
• NYSPFP Staff

How to join the Webconference

Please begin logging on 15 minutes before the start of the conference.

1. Click on the following link to begin logging on: https://nyspfp.webex.com/nyspfp/onstage/g.php?d=646900041&t=a 
2. Enter your name and e-mail 
3. Enter the case-sensitive password: Prevent709
4. Click the “Join Now” button.
5. Fill in any additional information requested.
6. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom right-hand side of your screen.

After loading, a pop-up box will appear with the following dial-in instructions: 

• The toll-free phone number: (877) 668-4493 
• The Meeting ID number: 646 900 041 
• Your unique Attendee ID number: ____ (Assigned when you log into the Webconference) You will need to key this number into the telephone to ensure your computer and telephone are linked.

This Webconference will be presented with Closed Captioning. You can begin accessing the closed captioning 10 minutes prior to the start of the Webconference, either in the WebEx media viewer, or by opening a separate window in your browser and using the following link: http://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?CustomerID=1367&EventID=2173382


Who Should Attend

NYSPFP encourages your hospital’s SSI/OR Safety Surgical Champions (including at a minimum, surgeon, anesthetist, OR nurse), orthopedic team and preadmission testing staff to participate. Quality improvement and patient safety staff and infection preventionists are also encouraged to participate.

Who To Contact

Pre-registration is not required. Follow the login instructions posted above at the time of the event (we suggest logging on 15 minutes early). If you have questions about participation or closed captioning access, please contact Joan Stewart at jstewart@nyspfp.org or (518) 431-7522.

If you have questions about this event, contact your hospital’s NYSPFP Project Manager, Zeynep Sumer (zsumer@nyspfp.org), or Nancy Landor (nlandor@nyspfp.org).
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