Enhancing Hospital Safety Culture
NEW LOCATION: Mays Clinic, 1200 Holcombe Blvd. Houston Tx 77030 Room ACB1.12345
Learnings - attendees will:
1. Be aware of recent scientific, clinical and economic rationale for improving hand hygiene as a means to reducing HAIs and costs related to extended lengths of stay, readmissions and other economic factors.
2. Understand the typical way hand hygiene is monitored and the evidence that says it produces unreliable data and information.
3. Describe the importance of the WHO 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene and how the WHO 5 Moments relate to the CDC Guideline
4. Understand how electronic monitoring systems can provide accurate, reliable and actionable data/information in real time; provide a better way to give feedback and drive improvement.
5. Know what to look for when evaluating electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems and the information they provide
6. Know what it takes to successfully implement an electronic HHC monitoring program and optimize usage of the data/information they produce
7. Learn how to make the business case for technology adoption using a health econometric ROI model.
About the Speaker: Paul Alper - Vice President, Patient Safety Strategy
Paul has worked as a business leader, researcher, innovator and strategist in the healthcare and consumer product markets for over 25 years. During this period he has been a significant contributor to advancements in the area of hand hygiene, infection control and patient safety.
As part of the on-going Deb research program, Paul co-authored a breakthrough study which applied the World Health Organization (WHO) Five Moments of Hand Hygiene into real-time hospital environments, known as the HOW2 Benchmark Study. This was published in the February 2011 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. This was the first time that statistically valid “denominators” (how many times hand hygiene should occur in various types of hospitals and in various types of units) were established for use in calculating hand hygiene compliance rates when dispenser activation data is available.