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Preventing CLABS Infections: Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals

 Session Overview

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

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD: Safe Patients,
Smart Hospitals

Who: Nurses, Physicians, and Infection Preventionists
What: 1-hour Webinar, plus 30 minutes for questions and answers
When: March 18, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
How: To participate, click here join the webinar on March 18, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Event password for online access is "Webinar1" (case sensitive). You will have to register if you have not already done so. Audio will be provided through your computer (VoIP) at no cost to you. If VoIP is not an option on your computer, you can request a dial-in number. Please click on the "Request" icon underneath the Participants window once you log in to WebEx. If you request the dial-in number, you will be charged by your local phone company or long-distance provider for the call.
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Related Resources:
Adverse Events in Hospitals: Methods for Identifying Events   
Book Review: Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor's Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out by Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, and Eric Vohr   
Sustaining reductions in catheter related bloodstream infections in Michigan intensive care units: observational study   
(you may have to click the manual download option once you open the webpage)
Strategies to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals   
Online Course: Elimination of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections [from Healthstream's "APIC Healthcare-Associated Infections Elimination Library")   
Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections   
Eliminating Catheter-Related Complications Toolkit   
Strategies to Prevent Catheter Related Bloodstream Infection   
Access Site and Hub Disinfection: The Missing Link in the CRBSI Prevention Bundle   
  1. Describe recently published evidence about interventions for CLABSI prevention.
  2. Discuss how checklists for evidence-based medicine can be used effectively.
  3. Share tools and resources to assist with implementation of a comprehensive CLABSI prevention program for organizations.
  4. Express how patients and families are vital healthcare team members in the war against HAIs.

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 When:   March 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.

Kathy L. Warye, CEO
Topic: APIC Resources for Targeting Zero HAIs

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

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM
Topic: Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, is a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician, teacher, researcher, and international patient safety leader. He is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and Surgery).

Deborah Baugher Hobson, BSN
Topic: Clinical Pearls for Nursing To Eliminate CLABSIs

Deborah Hobson, BSN, is the Quality Improvement Chairperson and a Staff Nurse in the Johns Hopkins Hospital's Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In addition, she is a Patient Safety Clinical Specialist for the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care.

Melinda Sawyer, RN, MSN
Topic: Clinical Pearls for Nursing To Eliminate CLABSIs

Melinda Sawyer, RN, MSN, serves as the Patient Safety Officer for the Department of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a nurse by training, and spent nine years as a bedside nurse in progressive care and then in bed management, and as a member of the hospital's resuscitation team.

Topic: The Role of the Patient Advocate

Patti O'Regan is a Nurse Practitioner who developed and taught the first medical errors and patient safety module incorporated into an undergraduate course curriculum in the U.S., while teaching Human Disease as an adjunct faculty member at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health.

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