8:00 AM EDT: Biofilm and Device-Associated Infection: The Basics
Biofilm is a thin layer of colonies of bacteria that can grow on surfaces inside or outside the body. Biofilm becomes increasingly more dangerous when it attaches to the surface of intravascular catheters, becoming the most common cause of hospital-acquired catheter septicemia. This session will discuss biofilm formation, the relationship between biofilm and septicemia, and techniques that may be used to prevent the formation of biofilm.
Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to identify the cause of biofilm formation and techniques that may be used to reduce its formation.
Contact Hours: 1
CRNI® RUs: 2