Hand Hygiene at the Critical Moment: The Point of Care

Available: On Demand
Speakers: Jane Kirk MSN, RN, CIC, Clinical Manager for GOJO Industries - Healthcare Division

This Webinar is designed for Infection Preventionists to become familiar with the concept of Point of Care Hand Hygiene and implement the practice into their hand hygiene program. In addition to reviewing Point of Care, The Patient Zone, and The WHO 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene, many peer reviewed research publications are looked at which validate the need for Point of Care hand hygiene by demonstrating improved hand hygiene compliance and a reduction of HAIs.

CDC and WHO Hand Hygiene Guidelines are examined for Point of Care hand hygiene recommendations. Examples of WHO Hand Hygiene Observation tools are presented. Further discussion explores why Point of Care hand hygiene has not been adapted as part of hand hygiene programs in US hospitals. Practical considerations are examined which take into account HCW work flow patterns and the need for solutions within arm’s reach. Finally factors that should be considered and things that IPs can leverage when choosing to improve hand hygiene at the point of care in acute care settings are discussed based upon feedback from other facilities.

The ultimate goal of this Webinar is to provide Infection Preventionists with a presentation that encourages them to take a look at their hand hygiene program and determine if Point of Care hand hygiene could help them achieve their ultimate goals of improving hand hygiene compliance and reducing HAIs things IPs can leverage to improve hand hygiene at the point of care in acute care settings.

After participating in this Webinar, participants will be able to:
  •  Define Point of Care and The Patient Zone
  •  Discuss why hand hygiene is important at Moment 2 of The WHO 5 Moments
  •  Utilize guidelines and peer reviewed research to support the need for Point of Care solutions
  •  Implement practical suggestions for choosing Point of Care Hand Hygiene Solutions


Jane KirkJane Kirk MSN, RN, CIC, Clinical Manager for GOJO Industries - Healthcare Division.

Jane brings over 30 years of nursing experience in a variety of specialties to her role at GOJO. Jane’s nursing background includes former Director of Infection Control for a 600+ bed acute care hospital in Ohio. There she developed and executed a Hand Hygiene program that increased hand hygiene awareness and improved compliance. Jane also served many years as a Public Health Nurse with special interest in Communicable Diseases. She also has worked as a Clinical Instructor for Walsh University in Ohio in the School of Nursing. Other areas of specialty in Jane’s career include Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, and 2 years of nursing in New Zealand.

Jane graduated from University of Detroit-Mercy with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. She is certified in Infection Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. She is active in the North East Ohio chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

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