Evidence-Based Guidelines for Infection Prevention: Cleaning and Disinfection in the 21st Century. Just what is the evidence?
Available: On Demand
Speakers: Irena L. Kenneley, PhD, APHRN-BC, CIC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) continue to plague facilities across the nation. Those working in infection control roles need to be familiar with recommended cleaning and disinfecting practices as well as the types of disinfectants that are available. This presentation will serve as an overview on the guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting in the healthcare environment. Irena L. Kenneley, PhD, APHRN-BC, CIC, an assistant professor of nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and APIC spokesperson, will discuss the different levels of cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, CDC recommendations and how proper attention to environmental cleaning can reduce the threat of HAIs such as norovirus, C. difficile and other emerging organisms. Dr. Kenneley will also cover tips and strategies to determine when it is appropriate to use certain types of disinfectants and help participants identify optimal infection control and prevention practices for their facilities.
Irena L. Kenneley, PhD, APHRN-BC, CIC
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