Available Now On Demand: Novel, Persistent Antimicrobial Surface Coatings: Impact on Healthcare-Associated Infections and Environmental Bioburden
This webinar is now available. Register HERE to access the presentation on demand.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) remain prevalent in the United States, and environmental contamination and transmission of key pathogens is a critical target for improving the safety of care delivered. However, current cleaning practices are still suboptimal. Additional tools are needed to support infection prevention and environmental services’ end goal of a clean, healthy, healing environment.
This webinar, underwritten by Allied BioScience, will explore a study wherein the use of persistent antimicrobial coatings was associated with a persistent reduction in total bacteria of up to 75 percent and, most importantly, a 36 percent decline in pooled HAI rates across two hospitals.
Drs. Sean Elliott and Charles Gerba will discuss these results and their pending publication in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Charles P. Gerba, PhD, is a professor of epidemiology and bio-statistics in the Dept of Soil, Water and Environmental Science of the University of Arizona. He has authored more than 500 journal articles, books and has been featured on numerous television programs and magazines. Gerba has an international reputation for his methodologies for pathogen detection in water and food, pathogen occurrence in households, and risk assessment. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Miami, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including authoring one of the top 10 percent cited and viewed articles in PLOS ONE during 2018.
Sean Elliott, MD, is a board-certified pediatric infectious diseases specialist and currently serves as the interim associate dean of curriculum for the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Previously, he served in multiple other clinical, research and educational roles, as well as serving as medical director of infection prevention for the UA College of Medicine’s teaching hospitals and clinics. He received his MD from Columbia University, completed his pediatrics residency with Northwestern University School of Medicine and his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship with Washington University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include antibiotic resistance and overuse, toxin-mediated disease, periodic fever syndromes, and others. He has published in numerous journals, from Infection and Immunity to Pediatrics.
This presentation is underwritten by Allied BioScience
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