Environmental Hygiene

  • Available On Demand

What Is This?

Digital summits are a new experience in online education, optimized for professionals who need deeper-dive information to help them make key business decisions. These immersive education programs are presented by thought leaders in infection prevention, addressing the industry’s top challenges.

As a registered user, you can attend the live event on August 14th to view video content in real time with live Q and A interaction with the presenters, or you can watch the content on-demand after the live event. Our program also offers three contact hours of continuing education.

Inside the Digital Summit platform, users have access to a resource library featuring premium content from ICT, along with whitepapers, briefs, and webinar content from the event underwriters. You'll have the ability to create your own profile, pose questions, start a dialogue, download resource material, and much much more.

Agenda

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    The Big Picture of Environmental Hygiene Imperatives Philip Carling, MD This 30,000-foot level overview of hospital-based environmental hygiene issues will explore the challenges, opportunities and strategies for improvement and prevention of healthcare-acquired infections stemming from improper and inadequate environmental cleaning and disinfection.
    • Philip Carling, MD Director of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology Carney Hospital
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    Controlling Infections Through Environmental Hygiene Karen L. Martin, RN, MPH, CIC Controlling Infections Through Environmental Hygiene This session explores the pathogens that are most problematic and how to halt transmission through proper cleaning and disinfection practices.
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    EVS-IP Partnership: A Key To Infection Prevention Success Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC This session will explore why successful IP-EVS partnerships improve infection prevention program effectiveness, as well as discuss key motivators to engage senior leadership in environmental cleaning improvements. It will also identify three collaborative process improvements that IP and EVS can implement to improve patient safety.

Speakers

  • Philip Carling, MD Director of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology Dr. Carling is the Director of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology at Carney Hospital in the Dorchester area of Boston. He teaches and is involved in clinical research at Boston University School of Medicine where he is a professor of Clinical Medicine. In the past his research has related primarily to developing epidemiologically grounded computerized tools for analyzing antibiotic use in acute care hospitals and developing ways in which the clinical and economic impact of active antibiotic management programs can be quantified to enhance patient care and decrease incidence of resistant bacterial infections. Currently his research activities relate to developing methodologies and process improvement programs to evaluate and enhance patient area cleaning and disinfection in hospitals and other settings.
  • Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, is director of epidemiology and infection prevention at the University of California, Irvine Healthcare, in Irvine, Calif. Her responsibilities include providing both leadership and team member support throughout the organization on initiatives aimed at infection prevention. She has worked with the team of UCI Design and Construction, UCI Medical Center Planning and Facilities, and Hensel Phelps Construction, implementing a comprehensive infection control plan for the construction of a new university hospital. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) and serves on the Facility Guidelines Institute 2014 Health Guidelines Revision Committee.
  • Karen L. Martin, RN, MPH, CIC Manager of Infection Prevention Karen L. Martin, RN, MPH, CIC, has worked in the infection prevention field for 20 years and is currently the manager of infection prevention at Advocate Christ Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, a 694-bed hospital. She has infection control experience in a variety of healthcare settings, including acute care, ambulatory care and pediatrics. She attended Michael Reese School of Nursing (diploma program), attended National Lewis University and received a bachelor’s degree in education and management. Martin received a master’s degree in public health from St. Xavier University and is board certified in infection control. She is an active member of APIC and has served on the nominating committee as well as chair of the Chicago chapter of APIC’s education board. She currently is a member of national APIC faculty responsible for teaching basic and advanced courses in infection prevention. She is published in several major journal articles, and has presented several abstracts at national APIC. Martin has presented frequent guest lectures for local Chicago APIC, ASHES, and the National Emergency Preparedness Organization as well as Joint Commission. She was named Educator of the Year by Infection Control Today magazine in 2009 and has given several webinars related to partnering for a cleaner hospital. She has also presented at the IDPH conference throughout the state of Illinois on the topic of C. difficile and the importance of cleaning. Martin also served a dual role as director of environmental Services for almost three years where she gained most of her knowledge and expertise relating to preventing infection from the environment.

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