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Making Hand Hygiene the #1 Priority Among Healthcare Workers: An Effective Approach to Change Healthcare Workers’ Behaviors
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Presented by

Hanan Aboumatar, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
As a physician who trained and practiced in Family Medicine and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Aboumatar uses her background and experience to improve patient safety and healthcare quality via system-based interventions, health communications interventions, multidisciplinary education and training of health professionals, as well as by "hardwiring" behaviors into practice.  Dr. Aboumatar is designing innovative, longitudinal patient safety curriculum for Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine and School of Nursing; as well as Teamwork and Communication training for multidisciplinary care teams throughout the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Dr. Aboumatar's innovations in health professions education include multidisciplinary teaching, a variety of learning formats including online learning, incorporating patient safety throughout the formal curriculum, using traditional hospital structures in non-traditional ways (e.g.,. M&M rounds), and applying new communication behaviors and norms into clinical practice. Dr. Aboumatar holds her MD from the American University of Beirut, and both her MPH and Health Finance and Management Certificate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her postgraduate training in Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, in Cleveland, OH and her General Preventive Medicine and Public Health training at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.

Summary

Medical experts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization agree that hand hygiene is the single most important step to prevent infection and transmission  of multidrug resistant organisms in healthcare settings. Studies show that when healthcare providers improve their hand hygiene, healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are reduced. Improving hand hygiene practices and sustaining such improvement among healthcare workers, however, continues to be challenging with healthcare workers cleaning their hands in less than half of the occasions that they need to. This webinar describes the Johns Hopkins Hospital's hand hygiene promotion program.
 
You will learn:      
  •  Key elements of an effective hand hygiene promotion program
  • How to monitor hand hygiene and report on compliance in formats that drive change in your hospital
  • Barriers to obtaining 100% compliance with hand hygiene guidelines among your hospital staff
Who Should Attend
This webinar is designed for Hospital Administrators, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Vice Presidents, Directors, Quality & Safety Leaders, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Nurses, and other allied health care staff.

Product Return Policy

Audio CD, CD-ROM and Online Multimedia Recording Cancellation Policy: No Refunds.