Keep the room out of the patient: Low-lint solutions for better surgical outcomes

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Cotton fiber embolization can occur during various heart and vascular procedures, causing serious patient complications. The risk of complications will only increase as procedures become more complex and clinicians treat higher-acuity patients.

To increase the safety of diagnostic and interventional procedures, it is important to eliminate cotton-based manufactured products from the procedural workflow. This webinar will explore the methods, processes and tools hospitals are leveraging to decrease lint and contamination during surgical procedures for better patient outcomes.

Learning points:
  • How to define the cellulose-based components used in surgeries, such as granulomas and adhesions, driving up hospital costs
  • How to reduce counting mistakes
  • Best practices, processes, tools and teams being implemented to reduce contamination during surgical procedures
  • How to start, continue or expand linting and contamination reduction during surgical procedures


George Adams

Dr. George Adams

Director, Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Research, Rex Hospital, Associate Professor Associate Professor Cardiology, UNC School of Medicine


Dr. Laird - Emma Goodman

John Laird, MD

Interventional Cardiologist/Medical Director, Adventist Heart and Vascular Institute

Wava Truscott

Dr. Wava Truscott, RN, PhD

President, Truscott MedSci Associates, LLC