Speakers

Workshop Details The role of airborne cross-contamination in the spread of healthcare associated infections and the benefits to installing effective air sterilization technology.   Benefits of Attending Recent efforts in Infection Prevention and Control have largely focused on surface and hand sterilization. In this workshop, we look at the other major transmission route – air....
Workshop Details A presentation looking at the importance of and new trends within Hand Hygiene within Healthcare facilities, primarily in acute care settings. The talk will look at possible solutions to these challenges, including the use of technology to give indicators of and to track compliance   Benefits of Attending – Learn about recent research...
Workshop Details The use of automated, nontouch, UVC disinfection has become common practice and has drawn much attention.  We will review the fundamental principles which drive improved efficacy from the use of multiple emitters in a single cycle.   Additionally, we will discuss the design considerations as well as the current clinical evidence as well as drawing on the experience of a NHS Hospital.   Benefits of Attending -Gain an understanding of the key consideration factors for evaluation of UV-C systems. -Understand total room coverage and shadow reduction. -Understand principles of physics related to UV-C disinfection. -Review practical applications of a multiple emitter system within the NHS.   Summary – Data and evidence of a NHS Hospital, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital – Total room coverage – Reduction of shadows – Minimizing distance to surfaces – Validation via laser mapping – Fluency meter verification – Safe recommended usage – Cloud reporting   Speaker Michael Rollins Consultant Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention, UK  
Workshop Details Recognising the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) to effectively protect against hazards in healthcare environments and how to correctly select, fit, maintain and dispose PPE.   Benefits of Attending PPE is frequently the best available defence against job hazards that can cause injury or health problems. Find out why using the correct...
Workshop Details There is well established evidence that contaminated hospital surfaces and air contributes to transmission of diseases such as MRSA, VRE and C.diff. Automated room decontamination systems offer improved efficacy and consistency. In the recent past automated Hydrogen peroxide and UV light systems have dominated the market.   The main learning outcomes of the...
Workshop Details Sepsis is a serious life threatening condition generated by pathogenic organisms. The number of victims of sepsis related to bacterial BSI is increasing annually with either irreversible morbidity conditions or death. The patients’ mortality increases with every hour delay in appropriate AB treatment. The risk of bacterial resistance to AB is moving up...
Workshop Details There are a wide range of impregnated and detergent wipes for environmental decontamination that are available. This workshop will provide guidance on wipe selection, looking at formulations, efficacy, substrates, clinical studies and pitfalls. The focus will be on selection of the most effective wipe for the intended purpose.   Benefits of Attending Following...
Workshop Details A presentation looking at the importance of and new trends within Environmental Hygiene within Healthcare facilities, primarily in acute care settings. The talk will look at possible solutions to these challenges, including the use of UV technology   Benefits of Attending – Learn about recent research into environmental Hygiene and Cleaning and the...
Dr. Hail M. Al-Abdely, MD
Professor of Medicine, Alfaisal University Consultant, Infectious Diseases, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center Director General of the General Directorate of Infection Prevention and Control (GDIPC), Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA   Dr Hail Alabdely became General Director, General Directorate of Infection Prevention and Control, MOH, KSA in January 2015.   Previous to this Dr...
Roy Boukidjian MSN, PHN, CIC, NE-BC
System Director of Infection Prevention, Dignity Health, USA   Roy Boukidjian is System Director of Infection Prevention at Dignity Health in San Francisco, California. Roy has Board Certifications in Infection Control, Public Health and Nurse Executive with a Masters in Nursing Leadership from California State, Fullerton. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the...