Challenges of Disinfection of Soft Porous Surfaces in Healthcare Environments
Describe the role of textiles in transmitting microorganisms that can cause infection or illness.
Learn how to interpret regulatory requirements to assess effectiveness claims.
Evaluate how the Environment of Care (EOC) and infection prevention guidelines and policies cause confusion and risk.
Gain clarity of true risks to patients from mattresses and pillows.
Learn the key steps in the value analysis process for product introduction into the healthcare environment.
Understand how to calculate the total cost of ownership before considering the use of soft porous surfaces.
Know how and when to monitor performance indicators of your decision.
- Amber Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH, Executive Director/President, International Safety Center
- J. Darrel Hicks, BA, Master REH, CHESP, Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention, Principal of Darrel Hicks, LLC
- Bob Purdy, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Spry Therapeutics
- Barbara Strain, MA, SM (ASCP), CVAHP, Principal, Barbara Strain Consulting LLC
This webinar discusses the high-level problems and challenges of disinfection of soft porous surfaces in healthcare environments. Join our panel of four presenters as they cover seven major learning objectives. During this presentation, you will learn about the role of textiles in transmitting microorganisms, gain clarity of true risks to patients from mattresses and pillows, understand how to calculate the total cost of ownership before considering the use of soft porous surfaces, and more.
Continuing Education: This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of nursing CE credit, provider number CPE 488.