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On-Demand Advisor Live® WEBINAR   

Technology and Culture: Critical Elements of a Comprehensive Hand Hygiene Program


It’s no surprise that the healthcare setting contains many germs – from interacting with patients and their families or touching various surfaces. Everyone knows that improving hand hygiene is the most important factor in reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that healthcare providers may need to wash their hands up to 100 times per 12-hour shift.1

Simply put, hand hygiene can save lives. Join us for an Advisor Live® webinar where experts will discuss data showing how an increase in hand hygiene led to a 60 percent reduction in HAIs in 10 hospitals through the use of technology that reminds clinicians to clean their hands.

Viewers will learn about:

  • Competency-based training for hand hygiene.
  • New technology for monitoring nurse rounding, shift fatigue, contact and exposure tracing, workflow inefficiencies, and even how often patients in isolation are visited as compared to normal patients.
  • Where to find additional hand hygiene resources.

Speakers:

Chris Hermann, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Clean Hands - Safe Hands (CHSH)
Chris Hermann has over 14 years of experience working in medical technology design and healthcare. His background, as a physician and engineer, has given him a unique perspective to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine. His in depth technical and clinical knowledge have allowed him to lead multi-disciplinary teams to address complex clinical problems. These teams have created several medical devices, biologic therapies, and electronic sensors that are used clinically or are in clinical trials.

Janet Glowicz, Ph.D., RN, CIC, FAPIC, Infection Preventionist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Janet Glowicz has been a registered nurse for over 30 years, with over a decade of experience in critical care nursing and nearly two decades in public health and infection prevention. Janet received her Doctoral Degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology. Prior to working at CDC, Janet practiced infection prevention in the public health setting, community-based hospitals and academic institutions in Texas. Janet believes that basic infection prevention skills, like hand hygiene, are the key to healthcare without infection.



1 https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/science/index.html

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