Join us for breakfast and gourmet coffee as Sentara Health discusses previously unreleased data supporting their decision to deploy copper linens and surfaces throughout their 12 hospital system.
The first 100 registrants will receive a gift certificate for Portland Roasters in the convention center lobby!
You can also enter to win a daily drawing for a FitBit One by visiting both our booth (#1550) and our hard-surfaces partner EOS Surfaces in booth #1251.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ back_color=”color-uydo” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ medium_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″ width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]The Case for Implementing Copper Bed Linens, Gowns and Surfaces to Reduce HAIs
Location: Oregon BR 204
Speakers: Jacqueline Butler, MLT (ASCP), CIC, Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Sentara Healthcare
Dr. Gene Burke, MD, former VP & Executive Medical Director, Clinical Effectiveness, Sentara Healthcare
Jacqueline Butler and Gene Burke will discuss the role of the environment in HAIs, the Sentara Healthcare clinical trials around the role of copper linens and surfaces to reduce HAIs (including unreleased data), and the business case that led to Sentara Healthcare’s decision to deploy the products in all inpatient rooms system-wide. Attendees will also learn how to determine whether an HAI reduction technology makes sense for their facility or system.
- Explore the role of the environment, including bed linens, patient gowns and surfaces, in pathogen transmission.
- Understand the role and impact of copper on improved patient outcomes.
- Understand how to develop and advance a business case for environmental interventions.