Caroline Bilen, Speaker at Infectious Diseases
The Compass Health Consultancy, United Arab Emirates
Title : Universal approach to achieve surgical Care During Covid-19 Pandemic


The Ultimate goals of healthcare professionals in surgical care is to achieve safety and prevent Surgical Site Infection (SSI).

Many factors can contribute to the risk of SSIs . It requires specific measures to cut the risk such as patient preparation before, during, and after surgery, appropriate hand hygiene, sterility of the instruments, etc…

Clinical evidence demonstrated that operating room (OR) activities related to asepsis and aseptic practices have the highest direct impact on the surgical team, in helping to reduce the patient's risk to surgical site infection and Covid-19 transmission .

Having policies and procedures in OR does not mean compliance is guaranteed. The efficacy of these policies depends on the knowledge skills of the team and how well the surgical team adheres to them. Besides, team communication and collaboration are very critical to achieve excellence in ambulatory surgical care.

Audience Take Away:

  • Surgical site infection Overview
  • Source of Contamination & Complications
  • Surgical pathway to achieve safety
  • Standard of care to prevent SSI During Covid -19


Caroline is recognized as a leader, consultant, and trainer in the healthcare industry. She has a BSN in nursing with a solid medical background with more than 29 years of experience in health care management and accreditation and 15 years of experience in the international health care industry and medical solutions.
Caroline is a trainer for Infection Control, Surgical safety, and patient safety programs. She held the position of Operating Room Nursing Manager, Director of Homecare Lebanon, and Scientific Affairs and Education Manager in CEEMEA regions.
Since 2019, Caroline is managing a healthcare consultancy firm “The Compass Health Consultancy” to assist healthcare organisations  to reach their key performs indicators and goals of excellence via executing tailor-made solutions and education programs.
Caroline is passionate about patient safety and is regularly engaged as a keynote speaker and moderator at international and national symposia. She is a published author, and her work has been broadly published and quoted in the media. She is a member of many local and international scientific organizations as well as a member of the Worldwide Association of Female Professionals.