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Educational sessions to focus on infection prevention
Infection prevention products and solutions provider PDI is to host educational sessions focused on infection prevention in environmental services at the 2015 AHE Exchange, an annual educational exhibition and conference attended by more than 600 professionals with an interest in caring for the healthcare environment. The event will take place in Dallas, Texas, from September 20th - 23rd.
As well as exhibiting at the show, PDI - manufacturer if the Sanicloth - will participate in three education sessions across three days. Additionally, it will sponsor a lunch and learn where attendees will hear from an expert in the environmental services industry, as well as the winners of 'Delivering the Difference', a contest recognising industry professionals who display excellence in building collaborative relationships between infection prevention and environmental services teams in healthcare facilities.
"As PDI continues to celebrate its positive relationship with AHE, we strive each year to develop and share accessible learnings for attendees to take back and implement right away on the job," says Dr. Hudson Garrett, vice president of clinical affairs at PDI. "I'm really exciting about PDI's offerings this year, and personally, I'm thrilled to take part in three engaging, informative sessions that will continue to drive healthcare professionals toward the best practices to prevent HAIs."
PDI will participate in the following AHE sessions:
September 20th (08:30 to 12:30): TeamSTEPPS - a teamwork system that offers a powerful solution to improving collaboration and communication within your institution. Teamwork has been found to be one of the key initiatives within patient safety that can transform the culture within health care. Patient safety experts agree that communication and other teamwork skills are essential for the provision of quality healthcare, and for the prevention and mitigation of patient injury and harm, as well as medical errors.
September 21st (11:00 to 12:15): Building a Just Culture for Accountability to Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections - During this interactive session, participants will be exposed to the core concepts of 'Just Culture' to aid in the prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections by improving systems, accountability and feasibility. This evidence-based approach has been scientifically studied for over 15 years and is used widely by healthcare executives. It can easily be applied to environmental services to assist in the prevention of HAIs and to improve accountability at the bedside. Participants will use an algorithm to improve the culture of their practice setting, and also to empower accountability in every environmental services professional at the bedside.
Lunch and Learn - sponsored by PDI - (12:30 to 13:30): Hear from Fiona Nemetz, MS, CHESP, director environmental services, safety and security, Northside Hospital, on fostering better collaboration between infection prevention and environmental services to improve outcomes. Then, infection preventionist Priscila Bercea and environmental services resident regional manager Alissa Bachnack, winners of 'Delivering the Difference', will share their success story with practical tips for implementation.
September 22nd (08:15 to 09:30): Selection of the Ideal Disinfectant Panel Discussion - Led by a panel of industry experts, this highly informative, interactive programme discusses how to effectively evaluate disinfectant products. The panel will explore the most important questions to ask when evaluating and selecting disinfectants. In addition, the panel will present extensive scientific and practice-based guidelines covering disinfectant products used in healthcare settings.
17th September 2015