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Dr. Edward J. Septimus

Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology

HCA Inc.

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HCA Inc.

One Park Plaza

Nashville, Tennessee 37203

United States

Company Description

HCA owns and operates approximately 179 hospitals and approximately 104 freestanding surgery centers in 21 states, England and Switzerland. We are dedicated to providing healthcare services that meet each community's local healthcare needs. We seek to int ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

PeoplePC Inc

Medical Director of Patient Safety and Infection Control

Billings Clinic

Medical Director Infectious Diseases and Occupational Health

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Medical Director Infectious Diseases and Occupational Health

Memorial Hermann Hospital


Board Member
Contagion Editorial

Professor, Senior Fellow
George Mason University

Member, Leading Practice Advisory Panel
VHA Inc.

Antimicrobial Resistance Work Group

Board Member
IDSA Quality Improvement Task Force

American College of Physicians

Member of the Medical Advisory Steering Committee
Houston Task Force on Terrorism

Member of the Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration
Anti-Infective Drugs

Board Member
International Society of Microbial Resistance

Board Member
Infectious Diseases Society of America


M. D.


medical degree

Baylor College of Medicine

Web References (82 Total References)

About Us | Contagion Live [cached]

Edward J. Septimus, MD, FIDSA, FACP, FSHEA HCA, Inc.

IDSA Foundation [cached]

Edward J. Septimus, MD, FIDSA, State & Regional Societies Representative HCA Healthcare System

Board of Directors 2008-2009 [cached]

Edward J. Septimus, MD, FIDSA HCA Healthcare System

Duodenoscope Diligence - HealthTrust - Performance Improvement For Healthcare [cached]

"In rare cases, this can lead to patient-to-patient infection," even when the manufacturers' instructions for cleaning and sterilization have been followed, says Edward Septimus, M.D., medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Clinical Services Group at HCA.

This should be done "under a bright light and through a magnifying device after initial cleaning to make sure all debris has been removed," Septimus says.
• "It's also important to use a small-bristle brush to remove debris from the elevator channel," he continues.
There are no federal standards for optimal culturing frequency, Septimus says, but daily testing is probably not necessary unless you have known cases of infection transmission via duodenoscopes.

Edward Septimus, MD, the ... [cached]

Edward Septimus, MD, the medical director of infection prevention and epidemiology at HCA and a professor at Texas A&M Medical School, told attendees of last year's international Infection Prevention Society (IPS) conference that the world is at a "tipping point.

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