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Understanding the Role of Contaminated Air in Healthcare Acquired Infections

Available: On Demand
Speakers: Maureen Spencer, Dr. Linda Lee

This Webinar summarizes the current medical literature addressing contaminated air in the healthcare setting as well as describes the science behind ultraviolet light technology.

The learning objectives are:
  1. Describe at least three instances of healthcare acquired infections that were associated with contaminated air.
  2. Describe the use of ultraviolet light technology to reduce air and environmental contamination in healthcare settings.
  3. Describe an innovative product that can be used in healthcare facilities to filter and decontaminate air with ultraviolet light technology.
  4. Describe settings where air decontamination with UV technology can be used safely and effectively.

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:

Linda D. LeeDr. Linda D. Lee, MBA, EVP-Chief Science Officer American Green Technology

Dr. Linda D. Lee is the Chief Science Officer with American Green Technology. Dr. Lee is a qualified public health professional with a focus on the relationship of opportunistic environmental pathogens. She graduated with a Bachelors in Environmental Health Science from Indiana State University. She earned a Masters in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas - College of Engineering. She completed a Doctorate of Public Health in Occupational and Environmental Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center. Finally she has an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management. Dr. Lee is a certified indoor air quality manager.

She has spent over 30 years in healthcare having previously worked for CH2M Hill, WM Healthcare Solutions, Inc., the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Stericycle, Inc. She is a speaker and author of numerous peer reviewed journals/publications and three books published by the American Hospital Association.

Maureen SpencerMaureen Spencer, RN, BSN, M.Ed., CIC-Corporate Director, Infection Prevention at Universal Health Services

Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed. CIC is the Corporate Director, Infection Prevention at Universal Health Services, providing consultative and educational resources for their 26 acute care hospitals in the US. Previously she was the Infection Control Manager at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) and Director of Infection Control Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

She has a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Northeastern University and a Master’s of Education from Bridgewater State University. Maureen has been board certified in infection control for over 30 years. She is the recipient of the APIC Carole DeMille Award in 1990 for excellence in the field of infection control.

In recognition of her work in establishing a MRSA and MSSA Elimination program at New England Baptist Hospital she was selected as one of APIC’s Heroes in Infection Control 2007. In 2012 she was selected as one of the Who’s Who in Infection Control by Infection Control Today.

Maureen has presented numerous abstracts and lectures and has many peer-reviewed articles and chapters related to infection control, including a contributing author in Comprehensive Perioperative Nursing Textbook and Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.