Surgical Skin Preparation - Recommendations and current literature (for Nurses)
Surgical skin preparation has long started many a debate over the correct method and solutions. In this webinar, we'll explore what the current literature is recommending and how we can adapt human hospital standards to our much hairier veterinary patients. Inadequate practices can increase the risk of surgical site infections and incorrect use of antiseptics can contribute to the wider issue of growing antimicrobial resistance. Instigating change can be difficult but taking an evidence-based approach can help introduce new skin preparation protocols.
Recording from 16 April 2019
Harrie Phillips RVN, DipVN (Surgical, ECC), DipTAE (Development & Design), DipBus, TAA
Harrie Phillips is the founder of the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. Harrie qualified here in Australia as a veterinary nurse but is also a UK registered veterinary nurse. She has completed two Diplomas of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical and Emergency & Critical Care) and has worked in a variety of clinics from general practice, ECC, specialist centres and in universities. She has completed her Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education and her Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education (from the human world) focusing on simulation, where she topped her class for e-learning in clinical education.
Her nursing passion lies in the surgical realm and in particular neurosurgery and orthopaedics. In addition, she is trained in human hospital level sterilisation and infection control, applying this knowledge to improving procedures in veterinary clinics. She is currently undertaking postgraduate education in infection control, alongside her human medical counterparts, to become a Credentialed Infection Control Professional.