This 60-minute webinar will feature Dr. Rosie Lyles, MHA, MSc, Director of Clinical Affairs at Medline Industries. With the continuous battle of emerging pathogens, how do we prevent the spread of Staphylococcus aureus (staph), the leading pathogen that causes healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in US healthcare facilities? Staph is a common bacteria that can cause serious and costly infections, like surgical site infections, and patients are at higher risk for a staph infection when they have surgery. Current recommendations by healthcare organizations has led to a reduction in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in healthcare but the progress has slowed. In this webinar, Dr. Lyles will explore the benefits of evidence-based decolonization bundles and their critical role in preventing staph infections for patients having surgery.
About the Presenter:
Rosie D. Lyles, MD, MHA, MSc is the Director of Clinical Affairs at Medline Industries. She serves as the medical/clinical expert and primary medical science liaison for numerous healthcare businesses; supporting all scientific research as well as clinical and product intervention design and development. With over a decade of experience investigating hospital associated infections (HAIs) with a particular focus on the epidemiology and prevention of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) such as C. difficile, MRSA, and CRE infections in acute care hospitals and long-term acute care hospitals as a physician and clinical researcher at Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Dr. Lyles has directed numerous clinical studies and infection control bundled interventions for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Chicago Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention Epicenter with numerous authored peer-reviewed journal articles related to infectious disease epidemiology.