The recent RepScrubs-sponsored webinar “Are ‘Street-Scrubs’ Contaminating Your OR?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, F.A.C.S. Chief Medical Officer at RepScrubs. He reviewed operating room history, personnel, individual roles and the impact of outside scrub attire, a.k.a. street scrubs, on the sterile environment and patient outcomes.

Almost 400 people registered for this OR Today webinar with 169 logging in to view the live presentation

The webinar was well received among perioperative professionals and the readers of OR Today magazine. In a post-webinar survey, attendees stated that the presentation provided excellent information and “provided some great data to help present to the C-Suite and surgeons.”

“The webinar was informative and made several good points for me to consider,” said T. Jackson, Surgical Services Nurse Educator.

“This webinar was very informative!  It has given me knowledge that I can share with my staff and continue to decrease any change of contamination in the OR,” shared J. Smith, Assistant Director, Surgical Services.

“This type of education is much needed as the health care system is ever changing so changing of mind set will also bring compliance of standards,” stated K. Noland, OR Clinical Manager.

“Today’s webinar provided some great data to help present to the C-Suite and surgeons. This is another opportunity to manage the vendors and keep our patients safe from infections,” said K. Short, Regulatory Affairs ISO Auditor.

“OR Today is ahead of the trend by presenting a subject that we all know is crucial for safe surgical patient care. I much rather be proactive than reactive regarding this subject,” said R. Evangelista, Director of Surgery.

“We especially appreciated the evidence-based approach and historical context regarding infection prevention that this webinar provided,” said T. Weeks, Clinical Director.

“Very informative of new technology for rep scrub management. Will look into it further to see if it is something my facility may be interested in,” C. Edmonds, Surgical Service Vascular/Transplant Coordinator.

“Dr. Kutz did an excellent job providing us with the history of operating rooms and how far we have come with proper surgical attire. He gets an A+ for his passion in keeping his patients safe from SSIs,” shared M. Anthony, Director of Surgical Services.

The overall webinar series, which has provided educational materials to more than a thousand attendees thus far in 2018, also received positive feedback.

“I find OR Today webinars useful for my role in understanding the OR better and what is expected as I work in regulatory and not in the OR itself,” said M. Johler, Regulatory Readiness Manager.

“I enjoy OR Today webinars! They cover current hot topics and the speakers are very knowledgeable and I like being able to ask questions through the chat! I definitely recommend OR Today webinars,” said M. Portenier, OR Supervisor.

“OR Today’s webinar series is always timely, pertinent and very well presented. The speakers are very knowledgeable about the topic and very well spoken. I love these webinars,” said S. White, RN, CNOR, CIC.

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