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PROJECT ECHO

The Role of the Clinical Environment of Care

Topic

Learning Objectives

Presenters

November 4, 2020

The Role of the Clinical Environment of Care in the Transmission of COVID-19: A comprehensive Approach to Infection Prevention

a. The effect of environmental factors, contamination of the healthcare environmental surfaces and medical devices, information on how to disinfect and disinfect surfaces. 

b. Discuss the role of the clinical environment in the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Review the fundamental elements of an environmental infection prevention and control program to reduce the transmission of pathogens, Discuss the implementation of a strategic approach to infection prevention to include People, Processes, and the appropriate selection of innovative technologies

Ruth CarricoPh.D., DNP, APRN, CIC

J. Hudson Garrett, Jr. Ph.D., MSN, MPH, MBA, FNP-BC, PLNC, VA-BC, IP-BC, AS-BC, FACDONA

December 9, 2020

Making Sense of Disinfectant EPA Master Labels: A Step-by-Step Approach to Evidence-based Technology Evaluation

a. Every day, infection preventionists (IPs) and other healthcare personnel face significant challenges due to evolving technology, healthcare reform and, of course, time constraints. Choosing the right disinfectant products must be a carefully made decision but it shouldn't be burdensome. Yet, because healthcare products are continually being released, updated and retired from the marketplace, it is a challenge to monitor the status of every single item within their facilities. Understanding product labels

a. Review the regulatory caveats associated with disinfectants and germicides used in healthcare settings. Discuss the core components of disinfectant EPA Master Labels. Review a step-by-step algorithm to evaluating and selecting disinfectants to ensure compliance with accreditation, regulatory, and clinical requirements.

Ruth CarricoPh.D., DNP, APRN, CIC

J. Hudson Garrett, Jr. Ph.D., MSN, MPH, MBA, FNP-BC, PLNC, VA-BC, IP-BC, AS-BC, FACDONA