Enduring Webinar: Breaking the Chain of Transmission

Owens & Minor Offers Clinical Education Program Addressing the 3 Most Common Sources of HAI Transmission

August 31, 2020

Owens & Minor invites healthcare professionals to replay this continuing educational webinar: Breaking the Chain of Transmission: Addressing the 3 Most Common Sources of HAI Transmission.

This webinar program explores the complex topic of Healthcare-Associated Infections that can be simplified into three major risk categories: contaminated hands (of the patient or healthcare provider), contaminated clinical environment of care (surface and medical devices), and the contaminated skin of the patient. By universally addressing these three sources of potential contamination, healthcare providers can substantially reduce the risks associated with Healthcare-Associated Infections. In this program, the presenter will provide practical and evidence-based tools to improve hand hygiene, reduce contamination of the clinical environment of care, and properly use antiseptics on the patient’s skin. 

The objectives of this webinar include:

  • Discuss the most common courses of infection transmission: hands, the clinical environment, and the patient’s skin
  • Review the current evidence-based CDC recommendations for hand hygiene, environmental disinfection, and skin antisepsis
  • Discuss a strategic approach to reduce the risk of HAI transmissions across the healthcare continuum of care

Presenter: Dr. Hudson Garrett Jr. PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, IP-BC, CPPS, CFER, FNAP

The President and CEO of Community Health Associates, LLC, Dr. Hudson Garrett has a faculty appointment as an adjunct assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is a frequent international lecturer in the areas of infectious diseases, healthcare-associated infections, and infection prevention and control. He is board-certified in Patient Safety and Infection Prevention and Control. Dr. Garrett is also a member of OSAP/DANB Infection Control Certificate and Certification Steering Commission (ICCCSC).

Accreditation Information: Terri Goodman & Associates is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the New Mexico Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Certificate of Completion available to all participants.

CE Information: Healthcare professionals can earn 1.5 contact hours for the completion of this program.

Available Until: 08/26/2022