Partnership in Process Excellence: Infection Prevention and Laboratory

Available: On Demand

This Webinar will discuss where laboratory and infection prevention intersects and the importance of teamwork to streamline processes for early detection in an effort to reduce the risk of HAI’s in the hospital environment.

The learning objectives are:

  • Understand the US burden of healthcare associated infections (HAI’s)
  • Discuss what makes multi-disciplinary relationships work
  • Explain the basics of laboratory testing and integrating the right technology to enhance infection prevention strategies
  • Review the components necessary to build a business case

Eligible for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education

This nursing continuing education activity is offered by Infection Control Today/Informa Exhibitions, an approved provider (California BRN provider #16526) by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Speakers:

Scott BrownScott Brown, BSN, MBA, CIC Director of Infection Control UF Health Shands Hospital Gainesville, FL

Scott Brown, BSN, MBA, has greater than 35 years of healthcare experience with more than 15 years of experience in the infection prevention arena. Scott has worked at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL since November of 2014. Before coming to UF Health he led the infection prevention program at Orlando Health for 11 years. Prior to infection prevention he worked as a critical care nurse and assistant nurse manager in critical care.

Scott has a BSN and MBA and is certified in infection control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. He is a national member of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as well as the Suwanee Regional Chapter of APIC. While a member of the Central Florida Chapter of APIC he served on two occasions as the local chapter president. Scott also served as education chair and legislative liaison to the Central Florida Chapter. He is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 

Patti GigliioPatricia Giglio, MS, MT-SM (ASCP) Manager of Microbiology and Virology UF Health Shands Hospital Gainesville, FL

Patti Giglio, MT (ASCP), has an extensive background that includes more than 20 years of academic hospital laboratory experience as a supervisor in Microbiology. Ms. Giglio holds certification as an MT-medical technologist (ASCP) and SM -specialist Microbiology- (ASCP), and is currently licensed in both Florida and New York State for Clinical Laboratory Science. She has also served numerous times as an inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP). 

Currently, Patti is the Manager of Microbiology and Virology at UF Health/Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida.

Patti is highly experienced in team leadership, process improvement, regulatory agency preparedness and has been a participant in numerous inter-departmental studies. Her focus is on rapid/molecular method implementation.

Prior to her current position in Florida, Patti spent the most of her career in New York City, where she held positions of Chief of Microbiology and Diagnostic Immunology at Cabrini Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai health system, and before that, as a Microbiology Supervisor at St. Luke’s /Roosevelt Hospital, with focus on Mycobacteriology and rapid testing.

She earned her MS in microbiology at Long Island University and her BS degree in biology and medical technology at St. Francis College, New York City. She completed her clinical internship at the New York Methodist Hospital School of Medical Technology.

At Shands, she is a member of the Infection Control Committee, Corporate Compliance committee, Customer Service Recognition and Epidemiology Work Group committees.

She has co-authored numerous abstracts and publications.