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This 60-minute webinar will feature Kimberly Prinsen, RN, MSN, Technical Service Specialist in the Medical Solutions Division of 3M. Join Kimberly as she explains basic considerations to surgical wound management and how looking deeper than the surface of the skin can protect the patient from complications. During this session Kimberly will also describe the structure and function of the skin and its relation to health and disease, as well as identify at least three preventable OR complications and discuss preventative strategies to reduce these complications.

About the Presenter: Kimberly Prinsen RN, MSN, is a Technical Service Specialist in the Medical Solutions Division of 3M. Her focus is on Antiseptics including nasal decontamination, surgical hand antisepsis, and preoperative skin preparation. Kim has over 36 years of operating room, surgery center, clinic, and management experience. She has been a scrub and circulating nurse, surgical services educator, ASC OR nurse manager, ASC and Center for Pain Management Director. Prior to joining 3M she served as the Clinical Director of Surgical Services for UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Allen College in Waterloo, IA and her Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership from the same institution. She has served in the Navy Reserves as part of the Fleet Hospital. She is a member of AORN and APIC.

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This 60-minute webinar will feature Kimberly Prinsen, RN, MSN, Technical Service Specialist in the Medical Solutions Division of 3M. Join Kimberly as she explains basic considerations to surgical wound management and how looking deeper than the surface of the skin can protect the patient from complications. During this session Kimberly will also describe the structure and function of the skin and its relation to health and disease, as well as identify at least three preventable OR complications and discuss preventative strategies to reduce these complications.

About the Presenter: Kimberly Prinsen RN, MSN, is a Technical Service Specialist in the Medical Solutions Division of 3M. Her focus is on Antiseptics including nasal decontamination, surgical hand antisepsis, and preoperative skin preparation. Kim has over 36 years of operating room, surgery center, clinic, and management experience. She has been a scrub and circulating nurse, surgical services educator, ASC OR nurse manager, ASC and Center for Pain Management Director. Prior to joining 3M she served as the Clinical Director of Surgical Services for UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Allen College in Waterloo, IA and her Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership from the same institution. She has served in the Navy Reserves as part of the Fleet Hospital. She is a member of AORN and APIC.

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