Mar 23, 2018

Join 3M to fight SSIs from every angle during the 2018 AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo

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Fight SSIs from Every Angle. Visit booth #2829

It’s looking like 2018 AORN Surgical Conference in New Orleans, La. will be another exceptional event for perioperative nurses. The agenda is packed March 24-28, 2018 with more than 200 contact hours available in an array of learning formats—there will be plenty to learn!

If you’re registered for the Executive Leadership Summit, don’t miss the presentation by Kathleen Kohut, MS, RN, BSN, CIC, on “Reduce Skin and Nasal Bacteria to Lower the Risk of SSIs.” That’s the lunch session on Monday, March 26 from 12:30-1:45 p.m.

When you are Parading the Hall, make sure to visit 3M booth 2829! We want to help you “Embrace Action” and take your fight against SSIs to the next level: 3M Surgical Safety Solutions is a comprehensive initiative to help give you a path to progress in your fight against SSIs. You can earn 100 Parade the Hall points by participating in a demonstration activity with 3M™ Skin & Nasal Antiseptic for preoperative nasal decolonization.

In-booth education is back – come earn credit! Kathleen Kohut, Director of Infection Prevention at Cape Cod Healthcare in Hyannis, MA, and Kim Prinsen, Technical Service Specialist for 3M, will review the topic, “Reducing the Risk of SSIs – What are we missing?”


  1. Describe interventions in preparation of the patient for surgery that will reduce the risk of  SSI.
  2. Identify relevant clinical studies that support these measures.
  3. Describe guidelines and recommended practices that support each intervention.

Education sessions include a 30-minute live presentations plus additional self-study activity.

Finally, all international visitors and new members are welcome on Saturday, March 24 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm (rooms 276-277) at the 3M sponsored International and New Members Reception and, throughout the conference, at the 3M sponsored International Lounge (rooms 276-277), a place for international guests to relax, recharge and network, open according to the following schedule:

More information will be available in at 3M booth #2829. We look forward in seeing you in New Orleans!

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