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Feb. 25-28, 2010
Get Involved with SHS!
Would you like to volunteer with SHS but don't know how to get started?
Join the committee meetings at the SHS/ASQ conference!
On Thursday, February 25, SHS committees will be meeting between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis to plan for the coming year.
We invite you to join these discussions to learn more about the goals for the coming year and find out how you can be a part of SHS' continued growth!
Webinar / Seminar | 3-5pm | L508 (Lobby level)
Body of knowledge | 3-5pm | L508 (Lobby level)
Membership | 4-5:30pm | L503 (Lobby level)
|Standardizing Patient Care to Improve Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery
Mediastinitis is a rare surgical site infection that occurs after cardiac surgery. It is a deep infection below the sternum and into the chest cavity. Mediastinitis has devasting consequences for the patient including increased risk of mortality, longer length of stay, and re-operation. Patients also experience significant financial and psychosocial burdens as a result of mediastinitis.
Multiple organizations have focused efforts on reducing surgical site infections such as mediastinitis. National Patient Safety Goal No. 7 from The Joint Commission (2010) is to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections. In addition, The Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services has assigned mediastinitis as a "Never Event" for which hospitals receive reduced reimbursement. Full article
| Please join us in welcoming the newly-elected members of the SHS Board of Directors! Read their profiles online.
Board Members 2010-2013