Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients Project Offers Webinar on Surface Contamination

The first in a series of live webinars available each month as part of the Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients project, will focus on the role of surfaces in the transmission of emerging healthcare-associated pathogens norovirus, Clostridium difficile and Acinetobacter spp.

The Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients project is part of APICs Building Bridges series, which aims to improve patient outcomes by bridging the communication gap between infection preventionists (IPs) and environmental services (EVS) professionals. One of the goals of this project is to equip IPs and EVS professionals with compelling educational resources and tools that will lead to improved outcomes.

William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC, will focus on the role of surface contamination in the transmission of three emerging nosocomial pathogens. Rutala will review the scientific evidence that demonstrates the important role that hospital environmental surfaces play in the transmission of these pathogens.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. EST. The cost is free for APIC members and $140 for non-members. To register, CLICK HERE.

This initiative is funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Clorox Healthcare.

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