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Our goal at Merit Medical is to continually innovate and deliver products and services that improve the lives of healthcare professionals and patients. That’s why we’re proud to announce the launch of a new education program: Think Safety & Infection Prevention™.

This timely program is geared toward helping medical professionals learn about techniques, tools, and methods that can improve patient outcomes as well as prevent costly medical errors and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Think Safety & Infection Prevention is intended for infection control and safety committee members, critical care nurses, and perioperative nurses.

A 2016 BMJ article by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine reported that medical errors generally rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States, representing more than 250,000 deaths each year.1

To help improve patient safety, Merit is hosting its first live Think Safety & Infection Prevention critical care webinar on October 29, 2018, titled: Hello Infection, Meet Prevention—Understanding Patient Safety and the Role You Play in Infection Prevention. Presented by Bertie Chuong, DNP, RN, CCRN, of Yale New Haven Health, attendees can look forward to instruction that targets various essential topics, such as medical error and infection reduction methods, specific patient safety practices, strategies to prevent errors, and more. This webinar has been approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for 1.00 Synergy Continuing Education Recognition Point (CERP).

To learn more and register for this exciting learning opportunity as well as view alternate dates, visit


  1. Makary, M. A., & Daniel, M. (2016). Medical error-the third leading cause of death in the US. BMJ, May 3; 353: