PDI Partners With Owens & Minor for CE Educational Webinar Series

Author: Holly Montejano, MS, CIC, CPHQ, VA-BC

Categories: Uncategorized January 22, 2021
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PDI is proud to partner with Owens & Minor on a two-part educational webinar series focused on a layered approach to infection prevention.

Participation is free, but space is limited, so register today to secure your spot. 1 CE will be awarded per educational series completion.

Webinar Details:

Presenter: Holly Montejano, MS, CIC, CPHQ, VA-BC, PDI Clinical Science Liaison

  • March 5, 2021 from 1-2pm EST: Decolonization and HAI Prevention: Science and Strategies.
    • This webinar will discuss decolonization strategies across various patient care settings. Nasal decolonization, as part of a layered infection prevention intervention, has shown to decrease the incidence of surgical site infections (SSI), blood stream infections (BSI), ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAP), as well as multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO) transmission/acquisition. Review the practice recommendations, the supporting science of the currently available nasal decolonization products, as well as explore targeted versus universal decolonization efforts in healthcare. CLICK HERE to register
  • May 7, 2021 from 1-2pm EST: Spotlight on Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) and its Alcohol Sidekick: Product History, Quality Control/Assurance Process and Efficacy in Healthcare
    • This webinar will discuss the chemistry and history of CHG and how it has become the gold standard for skin antisepsis and needleless connector disinfection in the healthcare setting. Explore the manufacturing processes which provide product quality control and assurance, as well as the FDA approval processes for the use of CHG and alcohol containing products in healthcare. Finally, discuss the recommendations for skin antisepsis and needleless connector disinfection in an effort to provide positive clinical outcomes amongst even the highest risk patient populations when we conclude with a review of healthcare success stories. CLICK HERE to register.

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