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SSI—Surgical Site Infection


Thursday, June 27, 2013


  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Claude Laflamme Director of Cardiac Anesthesia/TEE, Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, ON), and Physician Lead for the Safer Healthcare Now! Surgical Site Infection intervention
  • Dr. Giuseppe Papia, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Schulich Heart Centre; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Marlies van Dijk, RN, MSc, Director, Clinical Improvement, British Columbia Patient Safety & Quality Council


  • Anne MacLaurin, Paule Bernier,  and Nadine Glenn, Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Purpose of the Call:

  1. How to prevent Surgical Site Infections—current practice and emerging evidence
  2. Discuss upcoming revisions to the Safer Healthcare Now! SSI Getting Started Kit