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Infection Risks (Patient, Theatre, Staff) Laminar Flow

Infection Risks (Patient, Theatre, Staff) Laminar Flow

Infection Risks (Patient, Theatre, Staff) Laminar Flow

Susan Connolly
Susan Connolly
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 10 Sep 2018
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Last updated: 12 Aug 2019

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This session explains the principles of infection in the operating theatre, and precautions which are taken to reduce the risks of infection. It outlines the use of laminar air flow to reduce surgical site infections.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Identify the patient groups who may be at risk of infection
• List the modes of transmission of infection in theatre
• Identify precautions that may be undertaken in theatre to reduce risk of infection transmission
• Establish the factors which constitute an antiseptic environment within an operating suite
• Understand how laminar air flow contributes to reducing infection in the operating theatre
Susan Connolly

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Susan Connolly
on behalf of Health Education England

Dr. Connolly qualified in Medicine from UCD and undertook her specialist training in cardiology in the Mater Hospital Dublin. After gaining her PhD from University College Dublin, she took up a research post in Imperial College, London and in 2006 became a Consultant Cardiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She has a special interest in preventive cardiology and was the Clinical Lead for the Imperial Cardiovascular Health Programme. In 2017 she moved to the Western Health and Social Care Trust in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland as a Consultant Cardiologist.

She was previously the UK National Coordinator for CVD Prevention for the European Society of Cardiology on behalf of the British Cardiovascular Society and a former member of the Council for the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. More recently she has joined the board of the National Institute of Preventive Cardiology in Ireland as well as Education in Heart as a section editor for the preventive cardiology curriculum.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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