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Healthcare-Associated Infection and You: Cleaner, Safer Care (Safe Practices 19 – 25)

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Related Resources:  
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals FAQs About Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections
FAQs About Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections FAQs About Clostridium Difficile
FAQs About Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus FAQs About Surgical Site Infections
FAQs About Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Improving Patient Safety Through Infection Control: A New Healthcare Imperative
The New SHEA/IDSA HAI Compendium: A Review Primum Non Nocere
Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Acute Care Hospitals Strategies to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
Strategies to Prevent Clostridium difficile Infections in Acute Care Hospitals Strategies to Prevent Surgical Site Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
Strategies to Prevent Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Acute Care Hospitals Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Acute Care Hospitals

 Session Overview
Despite evidence that preventable errors have been estimated to cost the United States 98,000 lives and between $17 billion and $29 billion per year, patient safety improves by only one percent each year.

To spur improvements in safety, the National Quality Forums (NQF) 2009 Update of the Safe Practices for Better Healthcare and TMIT’s Webinar series provide tools to unite healthcare providers, purchasers, and consumers to more rapidly identify and adopt techniques that will reduce patient harm and improve care.

  1. Understand the national attention and harmonization of HAI safe practice standards
  2. Describe importance and specifics of the published HAI Compendium (available at: http://www.shea-online.org/about/compendium.cfm) and how these can help your organization implement HAI safe practices
  3. Describe critical issues in HAI practice implementation
  4. Describe how HAI performance improvement has operational, financial, and clinical implications
  5. Discuss patient and family opportunities for involvement in HAI prevention
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 When:   May 14, 2009 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
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Charles R. Denham, MD
Welcome and Overview of Healthcare-Associated Infection, (HAI) Prevention Chapter of the NQF Safe Practices

Charles R. Denham, MD, is a founder and the chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.

Kathy L. Warye
Topic: Perspective on the development of the implementation examples of the NQF Safe Practices

Kathy L. Warye, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Peter Angood, MD
Topic: HAI National Attention and Harmonization

Peter Angood, MD, is NQF’s first senior advisor on patient safety. In this role, Dr. Angood will guide projects to improve patient safety and quality. He will also provide technical expertise on projects related to the National Priorities Partnership’s goal of improving the safety and reliability of America’s healthcare system.

David Classen, MD
Topic: HAI Compendium Harmonization with the Safe Practices and Critical Practice Issues

David C. Classen, MD, MS, is Chief Medical Officer at CSC; Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah; and Consultant in Infectious Diseases at The University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Julianne M. Morath, RN, MS
Topic: Implementation of HAI Performance Improvement – operational, financial, and clinical implications of infection control

Julianne M. Morath, RN, MS, is the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Jennifer Dingman, Patient Safety Advocate
Topic: Call to Action for Patient Safety and Consumer Awareness about HAIs

Jennifer Dingman is the Founder of Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors in Healthcare (PULSE), Colorado Div.; Co-founder, PULSE American Division.

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