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GOJO and global thought leaders share future of healthcare hand hygiene compliance at APIC
Date:5/22/2014

AKRON, Ohio, (May 20, 2014) The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41st Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance Measurement: Addressing the Challenge and Opportunities on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 5:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Anaheim Pacific.

The keynote speakers are global healthcare leaders in the field of medicine and hand hygiene. The speakers are:

  • Didier Pittet, MD, MS, Hospital Epidemiologist, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety at the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Claire Kilpatrick, RN, PGDip, Registered Nurse with an MSc who managed the World Health Organization's First Global Patient Safety Challenge and WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. She is currently a consultant to the World Health Organization.

  • Phil Polgreen, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology at The University of Iowa and leads the Infectious Disease Society of America's Emerging Infections Network.

  • William Jarvis, MD, Board-certified in pediatrics and board-eligible in pediatric infectious diseases. He worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a number of leadership roles and established Jason and Jarvis Associates, a consulting company in epidemiology, infectious diseases and HAI prevention and Control.

Moderated by Kelly Pyrek, Editor-in-Chief, Infection Control Today, the symposium will begin with Professor Didier Pittet presenting the World Health Organization measurement tools for direct observation and the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene. Claire Kilpatrick will describe new approaches to staff engagement in hand hygiene. Dr. Phil Polgreen will provide the audience with information on emerging technologies used to measure hand hygiene electronically including iScrub, Activity Monitoring Systems and Real Time Locator Systems. Dr. William Jarvis will present lessons from recent studies and discuss accountability in healthcare related to hand hygiene compliance.

"We know how critically important hand hygiene is in preventing hospital associated infections and are pleased to have internationally renowned thought leaders participate in the GOJO symposium," said David Mackay, GOJO vice president sales and marketing, healthcare. "Our objective with the symposium is to give APIC attendees an opportunity for interactive discussion with these key thought leaders to learn how to best implement compliance measurement tools, learn about recent advancements in hand hygiene compliance and share personal challenges and opportunities for shared learning."

Breakfast will be provided at the symposium and CE credits are available for those that attend. Register for the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium today. For information about the GOJO Booth 901 at the APIC 2014 Annual Conference go to http://tradeshows.gojo.com/Home.aspx


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Contact: Samantha Williams
willisam@gojo.com
330-255-6397
GOJO Industries
Source:Eurekalert

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