About this session:
Over the past decade, a growing body of evidence suggests that contamination of environmental surfaces throughout healthcare facilities plays an important role in the transmission of key healthcare associated pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcusaureus (MRSA),Clostridium difficile (c. diff), and norovirus. The emergence of new superbugs and the rise of antibiotic resistance creates even more of a need surrounding infection prevention practices. Evidence suggests that environmental contamination contributes to healthcare associated infections (HAIs) through a variety of pathways, including surface contamination and improper operations and maintenance practices, creating the risk of transfer of pathogens to patients, visitors, and healthcare workers. Implementation of best practices regarding proper surface cleaning & disinfection, design and facility maintenance, have shown encouraging results towards minimizing HAIs.
1. Discuss the basics of healthcare-associated infections.
2. Review the modes of transmission.
3. Name best practices surrounding disinfection and maintenance of healthcare facilities.
4. Review of emerging trends in design and technology.
3/18/2020 10:30:00 AM
3/18/2020 11:30:00 AM