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.

In this Webinar, you'll learn:

   • An overview of the threat of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and other emerging organisms
   • An understanding of the general environmental infection control and prevention practices
   • The different types of disinfectants and CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting the healthcare environment
   • Optimal infection control and prevention practices for ALL healthcare settings


Speaker:

Irena L KenneleyIrena L. Kenneley, PhD, APHRN-BC, CIC
Assistant professor of nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University


Irena L. Kenneley, teaches microbiology, infection control and public health to undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Dr. Kenneley has 30 years of experience across the continuum of healthcare delivery and as an infection control nurse. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Kenneley is currently working on two research projects in the area of infection prevention.

She serves as the national Chair of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s (APIC) Research Council, and she is an official spokesperson for APIC as an expert in infection prevention.

 

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