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Hand Hygiene 2017: The State of the State

Available: On Demand
Speakers: Sue Barnes

This presentation will review a brief overview of the current state of hand hygiene in US healthcare, including successes to date and remaining challenges. In addition, a bundle approach to hand hygiene will be proposed to support optimal compliance. Other success stories involving the use of bundles will be reviewed. Hand hygiene related innovations will be described, for including as part of a standard bundle if compliance is not optimal.

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.


Sue BarnesSue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC is Board certified in Infection Control and Prevention, and was granted the designation of Fellow of APIC in 2015 (FAPIC). She has been in the field of Infection Prevention since 1989. She has participated in the development of a number of APIC guides, and served as a speaker for organizations including AORN and APIC. In addition Sue has been published in journals including AORN Journal, American Journal of Infection Control, The Joint Commission Source for Compliance Strategies and The Permanente Journal. She served on the National APIC Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012, and the San Francisco chapter board of directors for the past 10 years.

Having recently retired from Kaiser Permanente after almost 30 years as the National Leader for Infection Prevention, Sue embarked on a clinical consulting business in the field of Infection Prevention and Control. She works exclusively for companies and organizations who share a passion for contributing to the evolution of the field and profession of Infection Prevention and Control, especially through innovation. These include both professional organizations and strategic vendor partners.