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Faculty

Heather L. Lander, MD

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative,
and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Julius I. Ejiofor, MD

Division of Cardiac Surgery,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Siobhan McGurk, BS

Division of Cardiac Surgery,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Kaneko Tsuyoshi, MD

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital/
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Prem S. Shekar, MD

Division of Cardiac Surgery,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Simon C. Body, MBChB, MPH

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative,
and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- identify that deep sternal wound infections are associated with increased morbidity, mortality and cost of care.
- recognize specific clinical risk factors that predispose patients to deep sternal wound infections.
- modify their clinical practice to reduce the incidence of deep sternal wound infections.
- compare and contrast the impact of application of Vancomycin with multiple other clinic strategies to reduce the rate of deep sternal wound infections.
- formulate a strategy to use Vancomycin paste in a select group of patients in whom it is most useful in preventing deep sternal wound infections.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2017-Feb-01
Expiration Date:2019-Feb-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$470.00/yr
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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