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A New Standard of Care

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Join TMIT for a FREE webinar that focuses on improving patient safety by preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections. Specifications have been updated in CLABSI and SSI, based on new evidence, which will be shared during the webinar.

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Related Resources:
Strategies to Prevent Surgical Site Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
Strategies to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
Chasing Zero: Can Reality Meet the Rhetoric?
The Chasing Zero Department: Making Idealized Design a Reality
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
Chlorhexidine-Alcohol versus Povidone-Iodine for Surgical-Site Antisepsis
Deadly infections: Hospitals can lower the risk, but many fail to act
A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population
  1. Describe recently published evidence about interventions for CLABSI and SSI prevention.
  2. Discuss the trajectory of HAI prevention.
  3. Depict the HAI future in regard to healthcare policy.
  4. Express how patients and families are vital healthcare team members in the war against HAIs.
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 When:   February 18, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
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Charles Denham, MD
Welcome and Overview

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.

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM
Topic: HAI Clinical and Financial Implications and Policy Future

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM, 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.

Rabih Darouiche, MD
Topic: New Highlights in Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection and Surgical-Site Infection Prevention

Rabih Darouiche, MD, is a VA Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and the Director of the Center of Prostheses Infection (CPI) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

David Classen, MD, MS
Topic: Future Picture of Healthcare-Associated Infections

David Classen, MD, MS, is Chief Medical Officer at CSC and leads CSC’s clinical excellence and safety and quality of healthcare initiatives. Dr. Classen, a board-certified internal medicine and clinical infectious disease physician, is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah and a Consultant in Infectious Diseases at The University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT.

Mary Oden, RN, BSN, MHS, CIC
Topic: Challenges for Infection Preventionists

Mary Oden, RN, BSN, MHS, CIC, is currently the Senior Director of the Cleveland Clinic Health System Infection Prevention Program. She is responsible for leading the integration and providing oversight and direction for the Infection Prevention Programs among the nine-hospital health system.

Jennifer Dingman
Topic: The Role of the Patient Advocate

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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