Infection Preventionist Survival Guide for Observing a Surgical Procedure

Recorded On: 09/26/2019

IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021


In this webinar, we will discuss the operating room environment, so the infection preventionist will understand the importance of their role in this unique area and have the confidence to observe a surgical procedure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of the infection preventionist (IP) role in observing surgical procedures.
  • Understand the basics of surgical asepsis.
  • Identify OR practices observed by the IP.
  • Define strategies the IP can utilize when gaps in practices are known.
  • Identify tools that can assist with surgical procedure observation.

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Jill Lindmair-Snell, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Multisite Director, Infection Prevention, Aurora Health Care

Jill Lindmair-Snell has over 25 years of health care experience with 12 in infection prevention and control.  Currently, she is a multi-site director for Advocate Aurora Health in Southeastern Wisconsin. Previously, she was a sole practitioner at a short-stay surgical hospital and ambulatory surgery center where she developed a passion for SSI reduction by collaborating with the perioperative staff.

Jill has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Carroll-Columbia College of Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, Certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology and an APIC Fellow. She is an active APIC member and is currently serving on the Educational Committee and is president-elect of her local APIC chapter. She is published in the Journal of Arthroplasty and AJIC.  She enjoys teaching and mentoring new infection preventionist.

  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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  • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

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09/26/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
09/26/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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