202. Hand Hygiene—Keeping Hands Clean
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 135 (Hall E)

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify ethical issues surrounding hand hygiene compliance and how they might be leveraged to improve compliance
  • recall the role that environmental cleaning plays in hand hygiene contamination and the transmission of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens
  • list advantages and disadvantages of novel hand hygiene technologies

Target Audience: researchers, nurses, microbiologists, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, hospital administrators, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control

Moderators:  Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FIDSA, FSHEA, School of Nursing, Columbia University Medical Center and Heather Reisinger, PhD, Iowa City VA Health Care System


2:00 PM

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session.

ACPE Number:


E. Larson, Deb Healthcare: Research Contractor, Research support

H. Reisinger, None

L. C. Kaldjian, None

D. Morgan, Welch Allyn : Consultant, Consulting fee
Sanogiene : Consultant, Consulting fee

K. Gupta, None

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