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 Introduction to Sustainability in Hospitals

Introduction to Sustainability in Hospitals

Discuss why sustainability is important to hospitals. Explore several hospital sustainability success stories. Identify resources that are available to start or advance a hospital…
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Reduction of Bioburden and Subsequent SSI: What are the Effective Strategies?

Reduction of Bioburden and Subsequent SSI: What are the Effective Strategies?

Speaker: Dr. Calin Moucha     Learning Objectives:    Describe perioperative interventions that will help to reduce the risk of SSI for orthopedic…
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Your Hospital Room Can Make You Sick!  How Improved Cleaning and Disinfection Can Help

Your Hospital Room Can Make You Sick! How Improved Cleaning and Disinfection Can Help

Speaker: Dr. Jon Otter    Learning Objectives:  Describe the evidence that contaminated surfaces contribute to transmission Review the various approaches to…
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Topical Antiseptics: The Role they Play in the Work we do

Topical Antiseptics: The Role they Play in the Work we do

Speakers: Greg Skorczewski and Kim Prinsen    Learning Objectives:    Explain the differences between Antiseptics and Antibiotics. Discuss the…
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Sustainability in Hospitals

Sustainability in Hospitals

Speaker:  Ann Meitz   Learning Objectives:    Discuss why sustainability is important to hospitals. Explore several  hospital sustainability…
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Risk Reduction of SSI: The Role of Nasal Bacteria

Risk Reduction of SSI: The Role of Nasal Bacteria

Speaker:  Caroline Johnson     Learning Objectives:  Understand SSI epidemiology in the US Review Basic SSI Risk Reduction strategies Describe how…
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Getting Hand Hygiene to the Next Level Through Value Based Improvement in a Culture of Safety

Getting Hand Hygiene to the Next Level Through Value Based Improvement in a Culture of Safety

Speaker: Boyd Wilson   Learning Objectives:     Define what is meant by a Culture of Safety and Value Based Improvement. Give examples of how a…
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Hand Antiseptics Formulation and Regulation...What's Involved in Developing the Products You Use

Hand Antiseptics Formulation and Regulation...What's Involved in Developing the Products You Use

Speakers: Kim Prinsen & Terri Busch  Learning Objectives:  - Discuss the intention of the surgical hand scrub. - Define efficacy, persistence, and cumulative Effect as…
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SSI Reduction: Strategies that Work

SSI Reduction: Strategies that Work

Speaker: Dr. Javad Parvizi Javad Parvizi MD, a native of Azerbaijan, completed his medical training in the United Kingdom graduating from University of Sheffield in 1991. He then completed his…
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Reduction of Surgical Site Infections: Two Healthcare Facilities Discuss their Success with Implementation of Best Practice Standards

Reduction of Surgical Site Infections: Two Healthcare Facilities Discuss their Success with Implementation of Best Practice Standards

Speakers: Darrel Sparks, Nelisha Bhaloo, Debra Alleyne-Anthony Learning Objectives: - Define unintended perioperative hypothermia. - Explain why pre-warming is beneficial in the…
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Filling the Gaps in the Guidelines to Control Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Filling the Gaps in the Guidelines to Control Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Speaker: Dr. Jon Otter Learning Objectives: - Provide an overview of the available guidelines to control CRE and other resistant Gram-negative bacteria. - Identify gaps in the…
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Not all Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria are created equal: Enterobacteriaceae vs. Non-Fermenters

Not all Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria are created equal: Enterobacteriaceae vs. Non-Fermenters

Speaker:  Dr. Jon Otter Learning Objectives: - Gain a microbiological overview of the various families of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative rods - Compare the features of the key…
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Surgical Hand Antisepsis

Surgical Hand Antisepsis

Speaker: Elaine Larson, , RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC, Global KOL Associate Dean for Research and Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research School of Nursing, Columbia…
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CRE and Friends: What's the Problem and How to Detect Them

CRE and Friends: What's the Problem and How to Detect Them

Speaker: Dr. Jon Otter   Learning Objectives:  - Understand the importance of the rising threat from multidrug-resistant Gram-negative rods. - Understanding the microbial…
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Controlling the Spread of C difficile: A Multifacted Approach

Controlling the Spread of C difficile: A Multifacted Approach

Speaker: Grace Thornhill Learning Objectives: - Review the epidemiology of C. difficile and the national incidence - Describe a bundle of elements to control the spread of C.…
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What's New in Hospital Disinfectant Products?

What's New in Hospital Disinfectant Products?

Speaker: Dr. Bill Rutala Learning Objectives: - Describe newer disinfectants available in healthcare - Describe Pros and Cons of each - Describe alternative approaches in controlling…
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Owning Orphan Objects: What to do to Track them and Clean them

Owning Orphan Objects: What to do to Track them and Clean them

Speaker: Nancy Havill Learning Objectives: - Describe orphan objects - Describe methods to use to standardize cleaning practices in healthcare - Describe current controversies about…
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Importance of a Clean Environment in Keeping Hands Clean

Importance of a Clean Environment in Keeping Hands Clean

Speaker: Daniel Morgan Learning Objectives: - Identify ethical issues surrounding hand hygiene compliance and how they might be leveraged to improve compliance - Recall the role that…
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From Bottom to Top: How to Reach the C Suite to Support World Class Cleanliness

From Bottom to Top: How to Reach the C Suite to Support World Class Cleanliness

Speaker: Dr. Rekha Murthy   Learning Objectives: - Describe the awareness level of both governance and administrative leaders relative to national safety and quality gaps.  -…
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Patient Room: A New Microbial World

Patient Room: A New Microbial World

Speaker: Grace Thornhill Learning Objectives: - List the “big five” environmental pathogens and learn how they are transmitted to patients.  - Learn about the risks…
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Magnitude of Healthcare Harm

Magnitude of Healthcare Harm

Speaker:  Dr. Bill Jarvis Learning Objectives: - Review the annual cost of both infections and deaths related to US HAI’s - Describe the impact of public reporting of HAIs…
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How can Environmental Cleanliness Decrease the Spread of Healthcare Associated Infections?

How can Environmental Cleanliness Decrease the Spread of Healthcare Associated Infections?

Speaker: Yoko Tsukamoto, RN, CIC, FNP, Ph.D. Learning Objectives: - Review the evidence that contaminated environmental surfaces may contribute to transmission of Healthcare-associated…
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Leading the Way: Healthcare Facility Hygiene

Leading the Way: Healthcare Facility Hygiene

Speaker: Ruth Carrico Learning Objectives: - Describe critical interventions needed to safeguard the patient care environment. - Identify methods for assessing the adequacy of…
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Managing Environmental Mechanical Systems to Prevent the Spread of Infection

Managing Environmental Mechanical Systems to Prevent the Spread of Infection

Speaker:  Steve Cutter Learning Objectives: - Discuss why mechanical systems are necessary as an Infection Prevention measure - Describe mechanical systems that are in place to…
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Hand Hygiene in the Perioperative Setting-Reviewing the Recommended Practice

Hand Hygiene in the Perioperative Setting-Reviewing the Recommended Practice

Speaker: Greg Skorczewski   Learning Objectives: - List the four elements of hand hygiene compliance. - Describe the  “WHO 5 Moments” for hand hygiene. - List…
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How Can You Sustain Your Gains?

How Can You Sustain Your Gains?

Speaker:  Michael McCarthy Learning Objectives: - Learn how to find the root causes of the failure to follow (sustain) processes, procedures and protocols. - Learn how systematic…
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Environmental Healthcare Hazards in the Hospital Infrastructure

Environmental Healthcare Hazards in the Hospital Infrastructure

Speaker:  Andrew Streifel   Learning Objectives:  - Describe environmental issues in the hospital infrastructure that pose environmental hazard exposures - Discuss how…
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Is it Time to Turn to 'No Touch' Automated Room Disinfection?

Is it Time to Turn to 'No Touch' Automated Room Disinfection?

Speaker:    Dr. Jon Otter Learning Objectives: - Understand the key data supporting the need for improved hospital disinfection, particularly ‘terminal…
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You Can't Improve What You Don't Measure: Data to Bridge the Communication Gap

You Can't Improve What You Don't Measure: Data to Bridge the Communication Gap

Speaker: Jette Hogenmiller Learning Objectives: - Describe the risks a contaminated environment poses for the transmission of MDROs. - Identify the various options for identifying the…
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Clean it Up! Best Practices in Cleaning and Disinfection of the Healthcare Environment

Clean it Up! Best Practices in Cleaning and Disinfection of the Healthcare Environment

Speaker:    Michael Phillips Learning Objectives: - Describe important elements in a cleaning program  - Review the process of cleaning from highest to lowest and…
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How to Tackle the Contaminated Healthcare Environment

How to Tackle the Contaminated Healthcare Environment

Speaker:    Dr. Jon Otter Learning Objectives: - Understand the key data supporting the role of contaminated surfaces in the transmission of hospital pathogens - Become…
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Front Line Partnership: EVS and IP Breaking the Chain of Infection

Front Line Partnership: EVS and IP Breaking the Chain of Infection

Speaker: Jackie A. Daley  Learning Objectives: - Describe essential factors in promoting succesful collaboration between Infection Prevention and Environmental Services - Review…
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Healthcare Harm: The Link Between Environmental Cleanliness and HAIs

Healthcare Harm: The Link Between Environmental Cleanliness and HAIs

Speaker: Curtis Donskey, MD  Learning Objectives: - Review the national healthcare harm burden that is associated with the morbidity and mortality of healthcare associated…
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Cleaning and Monitoring: Working Together to Manage Risk

Cleaning and Monitoring: Working Together to Manage Risk

Speakers: Grace Thornhill & Kathy Thompson   Learning Objectives: - Describe how surface cleaning and disinfection can be used to prevent infection, including general…
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Mandatory Influenza Vaccination in Healthcare: Are We There Yet?

Mandatory Influenza Vaccination in Healthcare: Are We There Yet?

Speaker: Betsy Buehrer, DO, MPH Dr. Buehrer is an Occupational Physician in the 3M Medical Department. She provides support for 3M’s global medical programs and services at 3M locations in…
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Mythbusters! Cleaning up the Confusion Surrounding Environmental Monitoring Technologies

Mythbusters! Cleaning up the Confusion Surrounding Environmental Monitoring Technologies

Speaker: Grace Thornhill, Ph.D. Technical Service Specialist, 3M Infection Prevention Division  Learning Objectives: - Learn the basic science behind each of the four most common…
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Importance of Cleaning Endoscopes and New Ways to Monitor Cleanliness

Importance of Cleaning Endoscopes and New Ways to Monitor Cleanliness

Speaker: Grace Thornhill, Ph.D. Technical Service Specialist, 3M Infection Prevention Division  Learning Objectives: - Discuss flexible endoscope design - Describe the…
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