Saturday, April 2, 2011: 7:00 AM-8:20 AM
Miro (Hilton Anatole)
CME Credits: 1.25
Registration Code: M3
Summary: This session will describe the importance of thorough disinfection of environmental surfaces and discuss new methods of sterilization and disinfection. Presenters will review current guidelines, critically assess new methods and products and present evidence for the role of surface disinfection in infection prevention. To prevent healthcare acquired infections, we must translate research findings regarding effective interventions into better routine healthcare practice. This session will examine insights from implementation science that can make this process more effective, consistent, and rapid. Specifically, the session will address the role of leadership in implementing change, bundling interventions and scaling them up across healthcare institutions and networks, and the role of human factors and systems engineering in facilitating and sustaining these improvements.Learning Objectives:
- Discuss the importance of assuring that environmental surfaces are disinfected
- Identify and evaluate new disinfectants and methods of sterilization
- Review evidence-based methods for sterilization and disinfection.