2016 PDC Summit

1385 - Improving Infection Prevention and Control Through Facility Design

Mar 22, 2016 9:30am ‐ Mar 22, 2016 10:45am


Description

The health care physical environment plays a central role in infection prevention and control, and understanding best practices for new construction and existing facilities is critical for health care architects, designers, constructors, and facility managers. ASHE is working on a three-year project with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association to strengthen infection control practices in hospitals. This session explores how health care acquired infections (HAIs) are related to the built environment and how the work being done as part of this project may reduce HAIs.

Speaker(s):

  • Dale Woodin, CHFM, FASHE, Senior Executive Director, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
  • Barbara Edson, RN, MBA, MHA, Vice President, Clinical Quality, Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)
  • Carolyn Gould, MD, MSCR, CDR, USPHS, Team Lead, Hospital Infection Prevention, Prevention and Response Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, Director, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
  • Linda Dickey, Moderator, Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention, UC Irvine Health
  • Marcia Cooke, RN-BC, MSN, DNP, Vice President, Clinical Quality, Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)

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