PHARMACEUTICAL REVIEW

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Is Your Phone Bugged? The Role of Mobile Technology in Infection Control
May 21, 2015
Mr. Richard Brady, FRCSEd MD, Western General Surgery, NHS Lothian, UK
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Consumer Perceptions of Healthcare Associated Infection and Hand Hygiene – A Global Survey
May 13, 2015
Claire Kilpatrick, World Health Organization, and Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, McGuckin Methods International
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10 Years of Clean Care is Safer Care – Why You Should Be a Part of the Social Pandemic That is SAVE LIVES: CLEAN YOUR HANDS
May 5, 2015
Prof. Didier Pittet, World Health Organization
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Coming Up Roses – A Sustainable Solution to Continence Products Disposal
April 22, 2015
Julianne Munro, Christchurch Women’s Hospital, New Zealand
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Using the Core Components of Infection Control Programmes During the Ebola Outbreak
March 11, 2015
Dr. Sergey Eremin, World Health Organization
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WHO Guideline and Systematic Review on Hand Hygiene and the Use of Chlorine in the Context of Ebola
February 25, 2015
Dr. Joost Hopman, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
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Hotel Microbiology
February 19, 2015
Prof. Charles P. Gerba, University of Arizona
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Spotlight on the Future of HAI: A Case Study to Inform Global Action
January 14, 2015
Dr Raheelah Ahmad, Imperial College London
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Debate – High-Tech Decontamination of the Environment
November 18, 2014
Prof. Hilary Humphreys, Prof. Philip Carling, Martin Kiernan, Peter Hofman
Broadcast live from the 2014 Healthcare Infection Society conference
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Airborne Transmission and Precaution – Facts and Myths
November 17, 2014
Prof. W.H. Seto, Hong Kong
Broadcast live from the 2014 Healthcare Infection Society conference in Lyon, France
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Norovirus – Understanding Diversity in Relation to Detection, Healthcare Impact, Control and Prevention
November 17, 2014
Prof. Marion Koopmans, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Broadcast live from the 2014 Healthcare Infection Society conference in Lyon, France
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Global Application of Behaviour Change Models in Infection Control Strategies
November 12, 2014
Dr. Michael Borg, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
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CBIC Practice Analysis – What is it and Why is it Critical to the test?
November 6, 2014
Craig Gilliam and Jo Henman, Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology, Inc.
Broadcast sponsored by Sealed Air (www.sealedair.com)
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Public Reporting and Discosure of HAI Rates: Positive Impact or Confusion
October 8, 2014
Dr. Maryanne McGuckin and John Govednik, McGuckin Methods International
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Infection Control in the 21st Century
October 1, 2014
Dr. Stephanie Dancer, NHS Lankashire
Broadcast live from the Infection Prevention Society 2014 conference (www.ips.uk.net)
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The Times They Are A Changing
September 29, 2014
Dr. Evonne Curran, Health Protection Scotland
Broadcast live from the Infection Prevention Society 2014 conference (www.ips.uk.net)
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Key Measures for Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease
September 16, 2014
Dr. Sergey Eremin, World Health Organization
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Infection Prevention and Control, The Argentine Experience
September 16, 2014
Carolina Giuffré, Buenos Aires British Hospital
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New WHO Injection Safety Initiative Focusing on Therapeutic Services
September 3, 2014
Prof. Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO Service Delivery and Safety Department
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Using Social Marketing to Improve Healthcare Quality
July 17, 2014
Jason Tetro, MI-SCI Consulting and Communications
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Healthcare Associated Infections After Major Flooding … Expect the Unexpected
June 25, 2014
Prof. Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thammasat University Hospital, Thailand
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The Infection Preventionist as Leader – Refining Communication Skills, Building Relationships, and Breaking Down Silos
June 9, 2014
Catherine Adamson, University of California Davis Medical Center, and Laura Showers, Jefferson Healthcare
Broadcast live from the 2014 APIC Conference
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Infection Control in Long Term Care – UTI Management & Training the Non-Regulated Healthcare Worker
May 27, 2014
Christina McNamara and Jim Gauthier
Broadcast live from the 2014 IPAC Canada Conference
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How Are We Training ICPs Across Canada?
May 26, 2014
Sharon Wilson, Cathy Egan, Lucie Beaudreau, Bernadette Demone
Broadcast live from the 2014 IPAC Canada Conference
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Too Posh to Wash
May 26, 2014
Martin Kiernan, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust
Broadcast live from the 2014 IPAC Canada Conference
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Methods to Evaluate Hand Hygiene Products
May 15, 2014
Prof. Timothy Landers, Ohio State University, and Dr. David Macinga, GOJO Industries Inc
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Ventilation in Healthcare Facilities
May 13, 2014
Peter Hoffman, Public Health England
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Ventilation in Healthcare Facilities
May 13, 2014
Peter Hoffman, Antimicrobial Resistance and healthcare Infections Reference Unit, Public Health England
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Ventilator-Associated Events: A Patient Safety Opportunity
May 8, 2014
Prof. Michael Klompas, Harvard Medical School
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Clean Your Hands: Stop the Spread of Drug-Resistant Germs
May 5, 2014
Prof. Didier Pittet, University of Geneva Hospitals
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Are We Too Clean For Our Own Good? – The Hygiene Hypothesis and Its Implications for Hygiene, Lifestyles and Public Health
April 24, 2014
Dr. Sally F. Bloomfield, International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene
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Chlorhexidine Patient Bathing as a Means to Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections
April 17, 2014
Prof. Mark Rupp, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Prevention of MRSA Bacteraemia in European Hospitals: Secrets of Success?
April 16, 2014
Dr. Michael Borg, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
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Surgical Site Infection Prevention Guidelines: The CDC 2014 Update
April 9, 2014
Prof. Joseph S. Solomkin, MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Antibacterial Efficacy of Atmospheric Pressure Non-Thermal Plasmas
April 8, 2014
Prof. Brendan F. Gilmore, Queen’s University Belfast
The A. Denver Russell Memorial Teleclass Lecture
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How to Bridge the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice
April 3, 2014
Gertie van Knippenberg-Gordebeke, APIC International Section Chair
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Infection Prevention in High and Middle Income Countries
March 31, 2014
Bruce Gamage (Canada), Dr. Pierre Parneix (France), Prof. Dr. Li Han (China)
Broadcast live from the Congress of the German Society for Hospital Hygiene
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Human Factors & Infection Prevention and Control
March 27, 2014
Claire Kilpatrick and Jules Storr, K-s Healthcare Consulting, Dr. Neil Wigglesworth, Public Health Wales
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Friday Outbreaks – Fact or Fiction?
March 20, 2014
Chingiz Amirov, Baycrest Centre, Toronto
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How to Prevent the Spread of Multiresistant Bacteria
March 7, 2014
Prof. Stephan Harbarth, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
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Rapid Bacterial Diagnostics – Are We There Yet?
February 27, 2014
Dr. Stephen M. Brecher, VA Boston Health Care System
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Eliminating Preventable Harm Through Building a Reliable Culture of Safety
February 13, 2014
Denise Murphy, Main Line Health, Philadelphia
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What’s New in Prevention of Catheter-Associated UTI?
February 12, 2014
Prof. Paul Anath Tambyah, National University of Singapore
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Hand Hygiene: The 100% Solution?
February 6, 2014
Prof. Yves Longtin, McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Universal MRSA Screening – Is it Worthwhile, and For Whom?
January 30, 2014
Prof. Barry Cookson, University College of London
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Innovation and Implementation Strategic Approaches to Reduce Catheter-Related Bacteraemia: The Results of a European Multicentre Study (PROHIBIT)
January 29, 2014
Dr. Walter Zingg, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
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The Utility of Human Error (Theory) & High-Reliability in Outbreaks
January 21, 2014
Dr. Evonne Curran, Health Protection Scotland
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Hand Hygiene Over the Decade: 2004-2014
January 19, 2014
Prof. Elaine Larson, Columbia University
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Is There Validity to VRE Admission Screening?
December 19, 2013
Dr. Michelle Alfa, Diagnostic Services Manitoba
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Control of Multi Drug-Resistant Organisms in Nursing Homes
December 18, 2013
Prof. Andreas Voss, Radboud University, Netherlands
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Lyme Disease: Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices of Physicians in a Low Endemic Area
December 12, 2013
Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
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Promoting Handwashing with Soap in the Indigenous Community Context
November 27, 2013
Dr. Elizabeth McDonald, Menzies School of Health Research
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Dental Treatment Water Contamination, Control, and Monitoring
November 14, 2013
Prof. Rghunath Puttaiah, Baylor College of Dentistry
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Antimicrobial Resistance Issues Worldwide and the WHO Approach to Combat It
November 6, 2013
Dr. Carmem Lúcia Pessoa-Silva, Health Security and Environment Cluster, WHO
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Ten Tips for Incorporating Scientific Quality Improvement into Everyday Work
October 31, 2013
Dr. Don Goldmann, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
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MRSA Infection Control in a Low-Endemic Area
October 24, 2013
Prof. Bjørg Marit Andersen, Oslo University, Norway
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MRSA Infection Control in a Low-Endemic Area
October 24, 2013
Prof. Bjørg Marit Andersen, Olso University, Norway
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The Road to CIC Certification: Getting Started and Working Toward Success
October 17, 2013
Prof. Ruth Carrico and Dr. Kathryn Suh
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Implementing Infection Control Through a Patient Safety Partnership Approach in Africa
October 9, 2013
Julie Storr, WHO Patient Safety
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The Technical and Socio-Adaptive Aspects of Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection
October 2, 2013
Prof. Sanjay Saint, University of Michigan
Broadcast live from the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) conference
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The World Needs More Clean Hospitals
October 2, 2013
Dr. Stephanie Dancer, NHS Scotland
Broadcast live from the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) conference
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MRSA – Past, Present … and Future?
October 2, 2013
Prof. Barry Cookson, University College, London
Broadcast live from the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) conference
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The Challenges of Infection Prevention and Control in Japan
October 1, 2013
Prof. Hiroyoshi Kobayashi, Tokyo Healthcare University
Broadcast live from the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) conference
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International Forum on Infection Prevention and Control
October 1, 2013
Prof Dale Fisher representing Asia, Robert Garcia representing the USA, Dr. Hugo Sax representing Europe, Carole Fry representing the UK
Broadcast live from the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) conference
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Life and Times of the Urinary Catheter
September 30, 2013
Martin Kiernan, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Broadcast live from the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) conference
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The Role of the Clinical Pharmacist in Hospital Protocols for Antimicrobial Rational Use
September 26, 2013
Silvana Maria de Almeida, Albert Einstein Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Norovirus Infection in Health and Social Care Settings
September 19, 2013
Judy Potter, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, UK
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CLABSI – Taking Quality to the Next Level
September 18, 2013
Prof. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins University
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Utilizing Hospital-to-Hospital Partnerships to Improve Infection Prevention and Control
August 29, 2013
Dr. Shams Syed, WHO African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS)
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From Little Things Big Things Grow: The Importance of Leadership Skills in Infection Prevention and Control
August 22, 2013
Dr. Cathryn Murphy, Infection Control Plus, Australia
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Medical (www.jnj.com)
Broadcast live from the New Zealand Infection Prevention and Control Nurses College conference
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Decontamination of High-Touch Environmental Surfaces in Healthcare: A Critical Look at Current Practices and Newer Approaches
August 7, 2013
Prof. Syed A. Sattar, University of Ottawa
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Improving Hand Hygiene Behavior – The Effects of Social Influence and Leadership
July 25, 2013
Dr. Anita Huis, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
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Risk Assessment & Priority Setting in Infection Control in Low- to Middle-Income Countries
July 10, 2013
Dr. Nizam Damani, Queen’s University, Belfast
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Patient’s Experience of MRSA Screening
June 30, 2013
Dr. Carol Pellowe, King’s College, London
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Quality Improvement and Infection Prevention
June 20, 2013
Dr. Sally Roberts, Auckland Hospital, New Zealand
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EU Directive on the Prevention of Sharps Injuries in the Health Care – Getting the Point Across
June 11, 2013
David Haliki, Crescent Safety Consultantancy, UK
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Infection Control During Disasters
June 10, 2013
Steven Bock (NYU Langone Medical Center, New York) and Mie Saijo (Ishinomaki Hospital, Japan)
Broadcast live from the 2013 conference of the Association of Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology (www.apic.org)
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Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in Acute Care Settings
May 30, 2013
Laurie Conway, Columbia University School of Nursing
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What’s New in Intravascular Devices
May 16, 2013
Prof. Mark E. Rupp, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Settings
May 9, 2013
Teresa Horan, Emory University
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Hand Hygiene Promotion Universal Spread: Impact and Patient Participation
May 6, 2013
Prof. Didier Pittet & Margaret Murphy
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Promotion universelle de l’hygiène des mains: impact et participation du patient
May 6, 2013
Professeur Didier Pittet, Centre de collaborateur OMS pour la Sécurité des Patients, Genève, Suisse
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Does Improving Surface Cleaning and Disinfection Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections?
April 25, 2013
Prof. William Rutala, University of North Carolina
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Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control
April 18, 2013
Martin Kiernan, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust
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Clostridium difficile in the Community: Food for Thought
April 17, 2013
Prof. Tom Riley, University of Western Australia
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Improving Health Care: Global Overview
April 11, 2013
Dr. M. Rashad Massoud, University Research Co, USAID
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Innovation and New Indicators in Hand Hygiene Monitoring
April 9, 2013
Dr. John M Boyce, Yale University
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TB Infection Control in PEPFAR Supported Countries in Africa
March 21, 2013
Ginny Lipke, Center for Global Health, CDC
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Update on “No Touch” Room Disinfection Systems – UV Lights, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Ozone
March 14, 2013
Prof. Dick Zoutman, Queen’s University, Canada
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Practical Strategies to Control the Spread of C. difficile in Healthcare
March 12, 2013
Phenelle Segal, Infection Control Consulting Services
Live teleclass broadcast from the APIC consensus conference on Clostridium difficile
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Detecting C. difficile: Is There LIght at the End of the Colon?
March 11, 2013
Dr. Stephen Brecher, Boston University School of Medicine
Live teleclass broadcast from the APIC consensus conference on Clostridium difficile
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Rationale for Dental Infection Control
March 7, 2013
Dr. Raghunath Puttaiah, Texas A&M University
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Patient Participation in Hand Hygiene Promotion and Improvement: Pros and Cons
March 6, 2013
Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, McGuckin Methods International Inc, and Dr. Yves Longtin, Université Laval Faculté de médecine, Québec
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The Clinical & Business Case for Investing in Environmental Hygiene
February 28, 2013
Mark Heller, Unisource Worldwide
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The Ideal Hospital – Hospital Design and Infection Prevention and Control
February 13, 2013
Dr. Massimo Giola, Tauranga Hospital, New Zealand
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Commissioning Infection Prevention Services in the New NHS
February 12, 2013
Debbie King, Lolihull Clinical Commissioning Group
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Why Evidence Should Have Biological Plausibility: The Story of Chlorhexidine and its Role in Skin Antisepsis
February 7, 2013
Prof. Matthias Maiwald, National University of Singapore
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Improving the Patient Safety Culture as a Successful Component of Infection Control Strategies
February 6, 2013
Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO Patient Safety
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Infection Prevention and Social Change
January 31, 2013
Dr. Elaine Larson, Columbia University
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The Patient Experience as a Catalyst for Change
January 24, 2013
Margaret Murphy, WHO Patient Safety
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Microfibre Cleaning: Is It All It’s Been Cracked Up To Be?
December 13, 2012
Dr. Michelle Alfa, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba
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Contamination of the Ward Environment: The Importance of Hand Hygiene When Leaving the Patient Zone
December 11, 2012
Dr. Ginny Moore, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
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Environmental Cleaning Disinfection and Microbial Resistance
December 6, 2012
Prof. Markus Dettenkofer, University of Freiburg
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New Developments in Renal Dialysis
December 5, 2012
Prof. W.H. Seto, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
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Critique and Use of the Scientific Evidence – Sharpening Skills
November 29, 2012
Russell Olmstead, St. Joseph Mercy Health System
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Decontamination #1 – Where Are We With Testing Disinfectants Against Clostridium difficile?
November 20, 2012
Dr. Jimmy Walker, Health Protection Agency, UK
Broadcast live from Hospital Infection Society & Federation of Infection Societies conference.
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Decontamination #2 – Efficacy and Limitations of Sporicidal Wipes: The Need for an Appropriate Test
November 20, 2012
Prof. Jean-Yves Maillard, Cardiff University, Wales
Broadcast live from Hospital Infection Society & Federation of Infection Societies conference.
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Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Infections #4 – Infection Prevention
November 19, 2012
Dr. APR Wilson, University College London Hospitals
Broadcast live from Hospital Infection Society & Federation of Infection Societies conference.
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Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Infections #3 – Treatment Options and Challenges
November 19, 2012
Dr. David Wareham, Queen Mary University, London
Broadcast live from Hospital Infection Society & Federation of Infection Societies conference.
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Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Infections #2 – Laboratory Diagnosis
November 19, 2012
Dr. Katie L Hopkins, HPA Microbiology Services Colindale, London
Broadcast live from Hospital Infection Society & Federation of Infection Societies conference.
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Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Infections #1 – Epidemiology and Diagnosis
November 19, 2012
Prof. G.M. Rossolini, University of Florence, University of Sienna, Italy
Broadcast live from Hospital Infection Society & Federation of Infection Societies conference.
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Human Waste Disposal – Assessing the Risks of Differing Management Solutions
November 15, 2012
Martin Kiernan, Southport, UK
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Healthcare Textiles and Laundry
November 1, 2012
Dr. Lynne Sehulster, Centers for Disease Control
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Vaccines for Preventing Meningococcal Disease
October 18, 2012
Prof. Tony Walls, University of Otago , New Zealand
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Chlorhexidine Baths and Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs)
October 11, 2012
Dr. L. Silvia Munoz-Price, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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A Personal View of Infection Prevention
October 3, 2012
Prof. Andreas Voss, Radboud University, Netherlands
Broadcast live from the annual conference of the Infection Prevention Society (www.ips.uk.net)
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Education in Infection Prevention and Control – One Size May Not Fit All
October 2, 2012
Prof. Shaheen Mehtar, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
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Think, Plan … Do
October 1, 2012
Prof. Judith Tanner, De Montfort University, UK
Broadcast live from the annual conference of the Infection Prevention Society (www.ips.uk.net)
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Emerging Carbapenem Resistance: What Do We Do Now?
September 27, 2012
Prof. Andrew Simor, University of Toronto
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Inspiring Mature Minds: Adult Education in IP&C
September 15, 2012
Barbara Catt, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
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The Hand is Quicker Than A Sneeze in the Spread of Disease
September 13, 2012
Prof. Charles P. Gerba, University of Arizona
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Successes and Challenges in Implementing Bundles in Infection Prevention
September 5, 2012
Prof. Don Goldmann, Harvard School of Public Health
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‘Contagion’ the Movie – How Real is it?
August 30, 2012
Prof. Lance Jennings, University of Otago, New Zealand
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Medical (www.jnj.com)
Broadcast live from the 30th annual conference of the New Zealand National Division of Infection Control Nurses
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Processing Medical Devices in Settings With Limited Resources
August 15, 2012
Dr. Nizam Damani, Queen’s University, UK
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Pneumonia Prevention – The Vent and Beyond
July 26, 2012
Kathleen M. Vollman, Advancing Nursing
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Top 10 “Must-Do’s” for the Elimination of Healthcare-Associated Infections
July 19, 2012
Dr. William R. Jarvis, Jason and Jarvis Associates
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Patient Involvement in Infection Control
July 11, 2012
Claire Kilpatrick, World Health Organisation
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Safety in the Fields: Making Decisions About Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization in Long Term Care Homes
June 18, 2012
Colette Ouellet, Public Health Ontario
Broadcast live from the 2012 CHICA-Canada conference Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Diversey Inc. (www.diversey.com)
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What’s Blowing in the Wind? Tuberculosis and Long Term Care
June 18, 2012
Ruth Anne Appl, TB Control Saskatchewan
Broadcast live from the 2012 CHICA-Canada conference.
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Hand Hygiene Initiatives in Australia
June 13, 2012
Phil Russo, Hand Hygiene Australia
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Economic Impact of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Low and Middle-Income Countries
June 6, 2012
Prof. Dr. Ata Nevzat Yalçın, Akdeniz University, Turkey
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Infections Due to Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Gram-Negative Pathogens Across the Continuum of Care
June 5, 2012
Prof. Keith S. Kaye, Wayne State University
Broadcast live from the 2012 APIC conference.
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Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care
May 31, 2012
Dr. Melissa Schaefer, CDC, Atlanta
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Healthcare Workplaces – From Discord to Patient-Centered
May 24, 2012
Dr. Irv Rubin, Temenos Inc
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Best Practices for Eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections – Beyond the CDC Guidelines
May 10, 2012
Robert Garcia, New York
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Keeping the Hand Hygiene Agenda Alive: Acting on Data and the Influence of Global Surveys
May 5, 2012
Prof. Didier Pittet, World Health Organization
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Meet the Press: Tips & Techniques for Dealling With the Media
May 3, 2012
Jim Armour, Summa Strategies Canada Inc.
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Clostridium difficile Infections: Lessons From the Quebec Experience
April 26, 2012
Prof. Yves Longtin, Laval University
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Managing Urinary Catheters and CAUTIs
April 24, 2012
Sharon Eustice, Peninsula Community Health, UK
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Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
April 18, 2012
Prof. Mary-Louise McLaws, University of New South Wales
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Implementing Change: The Technical & Socio-Adaptive Aspects of Preventing CAUTI
April 17, 2012
Prof. Sanjay Saint, University of Michigan Medical School
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Innate Resistance to Sporicides and Potential Failure to Decontaminate
April 12, 2012
Prof. Jean-Yves Maillard, Cardiff University, Wales
The A. Denver Russell Memorial Teleclass Lecture 2012.
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Standardized Training for Environmental Cleaning in Healthcare
April 5, 2012
Grace Volkening, Nora Boyd, and Brenda Smith, Regional Infection Control Networks, Ontario
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Water Bug Management for Infection Control
March 29, 2012
Andrew Streifel, University of Minnesota
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Hand Hygiene – New Frontiers in Messaging and Measurement
March 22, 2012
Dr. Kate Ellingson, CDC
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Voices of CHICA
March 20, 2012
CHICA-Canada Board and Guests
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Ensuring Rational and Safe Use of Injections Worldwide: Achievements and Way Forward
March 7, 2012
Dr. Selma Khamassi, WHO Injection Safety & Related Infection Control
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Developing a Sustainable and Effective Approach to Hygiene and Infection Prevention in Home and Everyday Settings
March 1, 2012
Dr. Sally Bloomfield, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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The Biofilm Hypothesis of Chronic Infection
February 23, 2012
Prof. Phil Steward, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University
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Outbreaks of Vaccine Preventable Diseases – Communicating the Science and Closing the Gaps
February 15, 2012
Dr. Nikki Turner, University of Auckland
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Behaviour & Infection Control
February 8, 2012
Prof. Andreas Voss, Radboud University, Netherlands
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Surgical Site Infection Surveillance – Advancing the Prevention Agenda
February 7, 2012
Prof. Judith Tanner, DeMontfort University, UK
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The Role of Fomites in the Transmission of Diseases in Public Environments
February 2, 2012
Prof. Charles P. Gerba, University of Arizona
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Optimizing Environmental Hygiene: The Key to C.difficile Control
January 19, 2012
Dr. Phillip C. Carling, Boston University School of Medicine
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Reprocessing of Implants – What are the Issues?
December 15, 2011
Dr. Michelle J. Alfa, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba
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Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare
December 7, 2011
Prof. William A. Rutala, University of North Carolina
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Strategies for Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance in the ICU
December 1, 2011
Dr. Alexandre R. Marra, hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil
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Practical Management of Norovirus Infected Patients in Healthcare Settings
November 17, 2011
Dr. Taranisia MacCannell, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta
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Infection Prevention Challenges in Home Care and Hospice
November 10, 2011
Mary McGoldrick, CRNI Home Health System Inc
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How Should We Clean 21st Century Hospitals?
November 3, 2011
Dr. Stephanie Dancer, NHS Scotland
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Canturbury Earthquakes: The Public Health Response
October 26, 2011
Dr. Ramon Pink, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Strategies to Control Preventable Infections in Long Term Care Facilities
October 13, 2011
Prof. Bjørg Marit Andersen, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
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Nosocomial Influenza and Vaccination of Healthcare Workers
October 6, 2011
Dr. Helena Maltezou, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention
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MRSA – Is Search & Destroy the Way to Go
October 4, 2011
Prof. Andreas Voss, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
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Voices of CHICA
September 27, 2011
CHICA-Canada Board and Guests
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Patient Safety: Concepts and Practicalities
September 21, 2011
Sir Liam Donaldson, World Health Organisation
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Stronger Together
September 19, 2011
Anne Bialachowski, CHICA-Canada Past President
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Practical Issues in Infection Prevention During a Pandemic
September 8, 2011
Dr. Fidelma Fitzpatrick, HSE-Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin
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Highlights and Results From WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Every 5 May
September 7, 2011
Claire Kilpatrick and Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO Clean Care is Safer Care
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C.difficile Associated Diarrhea
August 31, 2011
Prof. Andreas Widmer, University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland
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The Mask in Infection Control – Understanding the Issues for Appropriate Practice
August 17, 2011
Prof. W.H. Seto, University of Hong Kong
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Climate Change and Communicable Disease: What are the Risks?
July 14, 2011
Dr. Andrew Nichols, University of Plymouth
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Safer Healthcare: Five Opportunities to Learn
June 29, 2011
Sir Liam Donaldson, World Health Organization
Broadcast live from the International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC), Geneva, Switzerland. Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Virox Technologies Inc (www.virox.com)
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The New Gram-Negative Challenge
June 29, 2011
Prof. Timothy Walsh, Dr. John McConnell, Prof. Alex Friedrich
Broadcast live from the International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC), Geneva, Switzerland. Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Virox Technologies Inc (www.virox.com)
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Infection Control: From Local to Global … Fostering Partnership and Rock n Roll
June 29, 2011
Prof. Didier Pittet, University of Geneva Hospitals, World Health Organisation
Broadcast live from the International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC), Geneva, Switzerland. Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Virox Technologies Inc (www.virox.com)
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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the United States: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Prevention
June 23, 2011
Prof. Lennox Archibald, University of Florida
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Establishing an Infection Control Program for Acute Respiratory Infections and Ensuring Pandemic Preparedness
June 21, 2011
Prof. WH Seto, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
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Pandemics, Public Health and Emergency Care: Contemporary Trends and New Challenges in Infection Control and Infectious Diseases
June 15, 2011
Prof. Ramon Z. Shaban, Griffith University
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Reducing the Spread of Pathogens by Environmental Surfaces in Healthcare: Have We Advanced in the Last 10 Years?
June 14, 2011
Prof. Syed S. Sattar, Center for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa
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Eliminating CLABSI: A Model for Reducing Preventable Harm
June 9, 2011
Prof. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins University
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Benchmarking and Performance Measurement
May 30, 2011
Zahir Hirji, Toronto & Leslie Forrester, Vancouver
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Safe Infection Devices … 10 Years Out, Where Are the Gaps?
May 26, 2011
Ed Krisiunas, WNWN International Inc.
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Human Factors Engineering Applications for Infection Prevention and Control
May 19, 2011
Dr. Hugo Sax, University of Geneva
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The Faecal Quandary – Bedpan Management in a Modern Age
May 12, 2011
Gertie van Knippenberg-Gordebeke, Netherlands
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Voices of the Australian Infection Control Association (AICA)
May 9, 2011
Claire Boardman, AICA President and Philip Russo, National Consultative Steering Committee
Thanks to AICA (www.aica.org.au) for their support.
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The Importance of Worldwide Hand Hygiene Events and Activities
May 5, 2011
Prof. Didier Pittet, WHO Patient Safety, Geneva
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The Spaulding Classification, Disinfection and Sterilization – Is it Time to Reconsider?
April 28, 2011
Dr. Gerald McDonnell, STERIS Corporation
The A. Denver Russell Memorial Teleclass Lecture
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Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Bundles: Preventing the Preventable
April 14, 2011
Dr. Willam R. Jarvis, Jason and Jarvis Associates
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Prevention of Surgical Site Infections
April 13, 2011
Prof. Matthias Maiwald, National University of Singapore
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Voices of the IPS, 2011
April 12, 2011
Infection Prevention Society Board Members and Guests
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The Outbreak Database – A Tool for Hospital Epidemiologists
April 7, 2011
Prof. Ralf-Peter Vonberg, Hanover Medical School, Germany
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Hand Hygiene Education and Monitoring: Returning to the WHO “My Five Moments” Concept
April 6, 2011
Dr. Hugo Sax, University of Geneva Hospitals
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Voices of CHICA 2011, Part One
March 22, 2011
Board and Guests of the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association of Canada
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Recovery From Floods: Basic Principles and Practices for Mold Control and Structural Remediation
March 17, 2011
Dr. Lynne Sehulster, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta
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Moving Closer to Nirvana – The Importance of Nurse Empowerment in Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infection
March 15, 2011
Julie Storr, World Health Organisation Patient Safety
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First Steps to Dissemination – Writing for Publication and Conference Presentation
March 8, 2011
Heather Loveday, Journal of Infection Prevention
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What to Ask For and Look For When Evaluating Cleaning/Disinfection Products … In 5 Easy Steps
March 3, 2011
Jason Tetro, University of Ottawa
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The Future of Infection Control: Challenges and Opportunities
February 18, 2011
Dr. Ling Moi Lin, President, Infection Control Association (Singapore)
Broadcast live from the 2nd conference of the Infection Control Association (Singapore) http://www.icas.org.sg.
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Controlling Clostridium difficile Outbreaks: Going Beyond the Guidelines
February 17, 2011
Dr. Michael Gardam, University Health Network
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Why Don’t Workers Use PPE?
February 10, 2011
Prof. David DeJoy, University of Georgia
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Quality Improvement Science and Infection Prevention
February 1, 2011
Dr. Don Goldmann, Harvard Medical School
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A Human Factors Approach to Reducing Barriers to Hand Hygiene
January 27, 2011
Anjum Chagpar, University Health Network, Toronto
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Getting the Most Out of Our Frontal Lobes: What We Don’t Know (or Forget) Might Hurt Us
January 20, 2011
Prof. Elaine Larson, Columbia University
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Clostridium difficile: The Sinister Spore Saga
December 16, 2010
Dr. Michelle Alfa, St. Boniface Research Centre
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Infection Control in Developing Countries
December 14, 2010
Dr. Nizam Damani, Craigavon Area Hospital, UK
A presentation of the World Health Organization.
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Do Staphylococcal Decolonization Strategies Work?
December 9, 2010
Prof. Andrew Simor, Univeristy of Toronto
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Design, Build, and Validation for Infection Control Acceptance
December 2, 2010
Andrew Streifel, University of Minnesota
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Norovirus Outbreaks Issues and Interventions
November 30, 2010
Dr. Philip Carling, Boston University School of Medicine
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infection Prevention and Control in Home Care: Improving Your Program … Preventing Infections
November 16, 2010
Mary McGoldrick, Home Care and Hospice Consultant
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Using Social Marketing to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections
November 4, 2010
Dr. Hugo Sax, University of Geneva Hospitals
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Mandatory Influenza Vaccination for Healthcare Workers
October 28, 2010
Dr. Keith Woeltje, Washington University School of Medicine
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Infection Control in the Tropics
October 27, 2010
Claire Boardman, Griffith University, Australia
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Methods of Monitoring Hand Hygiene Frequency and Compliance
October 21, 2010
Dr. John Boyce, Yale University
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Epidemiology and Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection
October 19, 2010
Prof. Andreas Voss, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
A presentation of the World Health Organization.
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Emerging Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia
October 5, 2010
Prof. Paul Ananth Tambyah, National University of Singapore
Broadcast live from the 2010 conference of the Australian Infection Control Association (www.aica.org.au)
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A National Approach to HAIs – Where No One Has Gone Before?
October 4, 2010
Marilyn Cruikshank, Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care
Broadcast live from the 2010 conference of the Australian Infection Control Association (www.aica.org.au)
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Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV – Policy, Program and Practice Issues
September 30, 2010
Prof. Kay Libbus, University of Missouri
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Voices of CHICA 2010, Part 2
September 28, 2010
CHICA Canada Board Members & Guests
Presented by the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association of Canada http://www.chica.org
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Strategies to Control Antibiotic Resistance
September 23, 2010
Prof. Stephan Harbarth, University of Geneva Hospitals
A presentation of the World Health Organization
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Lessons Learned from the Canadian Listeriosis Outbreak
September 23, 2010
Franco Pagotto, Health Canada
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Preventing and Controlling ESBLs, The Future is Here
September 22, 2010
Dr. Hilary Humphreys, The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland
Broadcast live from the 2010 Infection Prevention Society conference http://www.ips.uk.net
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The Evolving Role of Epidemiology in Infection Prevention and Control: Past Present and Future
September 20, 2010
Prof. Jacqui Reilly, Glasgow Caledonian University
Broadcast live from the 2010 Infection Prevention Society conference http://www.ips.uk.net
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Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters in Ambulatory Care Centers
September 10, 2010
Prof. Dtrri Rebmann, Saint Louis University, School for Public Health
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Creating a Culture of Quality and Safety to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections
September 2, 2010
Dr. Leo Celi, Harvard Medical School
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Positive Deviance – Liberating the Secret Change Agents in Your Hospital to Prevent Healthcare Acquired Infections
August 12, 2010
Dr. Jon Lloyd, Tufts University & Plexus Institute
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Addressing Infection Prevention & Control in Low Resource Settings: The IFIC Approach
August 5, 2010
Dr. Michael Borg, International Federation of Infection Control
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Forever the Unknown: The Lujo Virus Experience in Johannesburg
July 15, 2010
Prof. Adriano Duse, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
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Epidemiology and Prevention of Hospital-Acquired/Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
July 13, 2010
Dr. P. Eggimann, Lausanne, Switzerland
A presentation of the World Health Organization
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Hand Hygiene … What About Our Patients?
June 22, 2010
Emma Burnett, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
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Norovirus Outbreaks – Issues and Interventions
June 17, 2010
Prof. Philip C. Carling, Boston University School of Medicine
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Principles of Environmental Cleaning and Monitoring the Adequacy of Practices
June 16, 2010
Dr. John M. Boyce, Yale University
A presentation of the World Health Organization
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From Obscurity to “Superbug”: The Rise of Clostridium difficile
June 16, 2010
Prof. Thomas V Riley, University of Western Australia
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Going Green While Keeping Clean – Collaborations Between Environmental and Infection Control Best Practice
June 2, 2010
Ed Rubinstein, University Health Network
Broadcast live from the CHICA-Canada conference.
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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You! Challenges in Reprocessing in Community Settings
May 31, 2010
Gail Meara, Alberta Health Services
Broadcast live from the CHICA-Canada conference.
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Impact of Hand Hygiene Improvement on Healthcare-Associated Infection
May 6, 2010
Dr. L Grayson, World Health Organization
A presentation of the World Health Organization
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Improving Hand Hygiene Worldwide
May 5, 2010
Prof. Didier Pittet, University of Geneva Hospitals, WHO Patient Safety
A presentation of the World Health Organization
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SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Global Annual Initiative, The Story So Far
May 3, 2010
Claire Kilpatrick and Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, World Health Organization
A presentation of the World Health Organization
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Simple Precautions – A Plea for Simplicity
April 29, 2010
Dr. Jim Hutchinson, Memorial University of St. John’s
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Influenza in Hospitals – Who Gets What From Whom?
April 22, 2010
Dr. Allison McGeer, University of Toronto
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Behind Barriers: Patients’ Perceptions of Source Isolation for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
April 21, 2010
Ruth Barrat, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Voices of the IPS, 2010
April 20, 2010
IPS Board & Guests
Presented by the Infection Prevention Society, http://www.ips.uk.net
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HPV Infection and Newer Vaccines: An Update
April 15, 2010
Prof. S. Tsiodras, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
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Proven Strategies to Control Influenza Virus Transmission, With Special Focus on H1N1
April 13, 2010
Dr. W.H. Seto, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
A presentation of the World Health Organization
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Improving Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings Around the World – A Global Challenge With a Global Solution
April 13, 2010
Dr. Cyrus Engineer, World Health Organization, John’s Hopkins University
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Infections in the Elderly
March 25, 2010
Christine Nutty, Infection Advice, Inc.
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Voices of CHICA 2010, Part 1
March 23, 2010
CHICA Board & Guests
Presented by the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association of Canada http://www.chica.org
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Epidemiology and Prevention of Bloodstream Infection
March 16, 2010
Dr. Walter Zingg, University of Geneva Hospitals
A presentation of the World Health Organization
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Preventing Healthcare-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylocossus aureus Infections
March 11, 2010
Dr. William Jarvis, Jason and Jarvis Associates
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How to Become Certified Without Becoming Certifiable – Preparing for the CIC Exam
March 10, 2010
Susan Cooper, South Eastern Ontario Infection Control Network
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An Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control for the Novice
March 4, 2010
Gail Bennett, ICP Associates, Inc
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Stopping URIs and Flu in the Family: The “STUFFY: Trial
February 18, 2010
Dr. Eaine Larson, Columbia University
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Pandemic Influenza H1N1 – The Southern Hemisphere Experience
February 17, 2010
Prof. Lance Jennings, University of Otago, New Zealand
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The Modern Approach to Infection Control
February 16, 2010
Prof. Didier Pittet, University of Geneva Hospitals, WHO Patient Safety
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International Trends in Sharps Injury Prevention
February 11, 2010
Terry Grimmond, Grimmond and Associates
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Post Discharge Surgical Site Surveillance Made Easy
February 9, 2010
Prof. Judith Tanner, De Montfort University, UK
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Improved Oral Hygiene in Intubated Patients to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
January 28, 2010
Dr. Charles John Palenik, Indiana University School of Dentistry
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The Role of Environmental Surfaces in Healthcare Infections
January 21, 2010
Dr. Philip C. Carling, Boston University School of Medicine
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The Global Burden of Health Care-Associated Infections
January 19, 2010
Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO Patient Safety
A presentation of the World Health Organization
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International Trends in Sharpes Injury Prevention
January 11, 2010
Dr. Terry Grimmond, Grimmond and Associates, New Zeland
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Environmental Cleaning Audits: Do They Help Reduce the Spread of C.difficile and AROs in Healthcare Facilities?
December 10, 2009
Dr. Michelle Alfa, Diagnostic Services of Manitob
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Infection Control Response to Hurricane Ike
December 3, 2009
Pam Falk, University of Texas Medical Branch
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Viruses and Hand Hygiene
November 19, 2009
Prof. Syed A. Sattar, Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa
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C. difficile-Associated Diseases: A Financial Burden Analysis
November 12, 2009
Prof. Ralf-Peter Vonberg, University of Hanover Medical School
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Infection Control in Developing Countries
October 22, 2009
Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, World Health Organization
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The Economics of Healthcare-Associated Infections: How to Review the Literature
October 15, 2009
Dr. Doug Scott, Centers for Disease Control
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Infection Prevention & Control in Ontario: 5 Years After SARS
October 8, 2009
Dr. Dick Zoutman, Queen’s University
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The Changing Face of MRSA: Evolving Epidemiology
October 1, 2009
Dr. Andrew Simor, MD, FRCPC, FACP, University of Toronto
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Voices of CHICA 2009 Edition 2
September 29, 2009
CHICA-Canada Board and Guests
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Using Performance Improvement to Improve Patient Outcomes
September 24, 2009
Denise Murphy, Main Line Health System
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Hot Off the Press – A Review of the Evidence
September 23, 2009
Dr. William Jarvis, Jason and Jarvis Associates
Broadcast live from the annual conference of the Infection Prevention Society (www.ips.uk.net)
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Moving on From Audit – Quality Improvement Tools for Infection Prevention
September 23, 2009
Dr. Neil Wigglesworth
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Pursuing Excellence During a Global Pandemic
September 22, 2009
Prof. Robert Pratt, Thames Valley University
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Fifty Years of Antibiotic Resistance
September 21, 2009
Prof. Gary French, Kings College
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Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers
September 10, 2009
Dr. Monica Mehta, Long Island University
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Approaches to eLearning for Infection Control
August 20, 2009
Dr. John Ferguson, Hunter New England Health, Australia
Broadcast live from the NDICN conference in Nelson, New Zealand
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Preventing HAI: Risks, Healthcare Systems, and Behaviour
August 20, 2009
Dr. John Ferguson, Hunter New England Health, Australia
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Infection Prevention and Control Teams – Ensuring Fitness for Purpose
August 18, 2009
Martin Kiernan, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
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Safe Childbirth: What Can Infection Prevention Contribute?
August 13, 2009
Patricia Lynch, IFIC Safe Childbirth Interest Group
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How Professional Associations Can Best Contribute to Infection Prevention Globally
August 6, 2009
Dr. Cathryn Murphy, Bond University, Australia
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ProMED and the Use of Informal Information Sources for Emerging Disease Surveillance
July 16, 2009
Dr. Larry Madoff, ProMED Editor, Director, Division of Epidemiology and Immunization, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health
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Tea Tree Oil and Staphylococcal Sepsis
June 24, 2009
Prof. Thomas V. Riley, University of Western Australia
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Pregnant Healthcare Workers and Infection Risk
June 18, 2009
Dr. Sotirios Tsiodras, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
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Portal of Entry, The Missing Link?
June 4, 2009
Jim Gauthier, Providence Continuing Care
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Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Past, Present & Future Strategies
May 28, 2009
Loretta Litz Fauerbach, Shands at the University of Florida
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Cervical Cancer, HPV and the Vaccine
May 19, 2009
Dr. Tito Lopes, RCHT, Cornwall, UK
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Ethical Decision Making in Pandemic Planning
May 12, 2009
Rick Singleton, Memorial University
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Finding the Gaps: Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance in British Columbia
April 30, 2009
Bruce Gamage, Provincial Infection Control Network, BC
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Clostridium difficile 027, A Southern Hemisphere Perspective
April 29, 2009
Dr. David Hammer, Medlab South, New Zealand
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The Economics of Healthcare-Asociated Infections: How to Review the Literature
April 23, 2009
Doug Scott, CDC
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Voices of the Infection Prevention Society
April 21, 2009
IPS Board Members & Guests
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Strategies for Improving Cleaning and Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces in Healthcare Facilities
April 2, 2009
Dr. John Boyce, Yale University
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Basics of Controlling Device-Related Infections
March 26, 2009
Loretta Litz Fauerbach, Shands at the University of Florida
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Steam Sterilization: A Carefully Monitored Process
March 19, 2009
Dr. Lynne Sehulster, CDC
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Principles of Disinfection, Antisepsis, and Chemical Sterilization
March 5, 2009
Jason Tetro, University of Ottawa
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Fundamentals of Healthcare Associated Infection Definitions
March 1, 2009
Robert Garcia, Infection Control Professional
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Friday the 13th – An Outbreak of Invasive Group A Streptococcus
February 24, 2009
Julianne Toop, Princess Margaret Hospital, New Zealand
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Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Global Initiative
February 19, 2009
Prof. Didier Pittet and Dr. Cyrus Engineer, World Health Organisation
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Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium difficile, MRSA: The Foodborne Link
February 12, 2009
Dr. Keith Warriner, University of Guelph
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There?s More to Hemodialysis Than Water ? What Every Infection Control Professional Needs to Know
February 5, 2009
Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, University of Chicago Hospitals
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Infection-Free Behavior: Finding a New Paradigm
January 29, 2009
Dr. Christine Gebbie, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
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Clostridium difficile – Prevention is Better than Cure
January 14, 2009
Dr. Mark Wilcox, University of Leeds
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Hand Hygiene, A Work in Progress – What’s Next
January 8, 2009
Dr. Hugo Sax, University of Geneva
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The Who, When and Why of Isolation Precautions for AROs
December 18, 2008
Dr. Michelle Alfa, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba
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MRSA in Healthcare Facilities: The Growing Burden
December 11, 2008
Susan S. Huang, University of California
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Air & Water Sanitation for Infection Control & Prevention
November 20, 2008
Andrew J. Streifel, University of Minnesota
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Pandemic Preparedness Planning Portal Project (P5): The Results of an Assessment of the Pandemic Preparedness in Ontario Hospitals
November 12, 2008
Dr. Dick Zoutman, Queen’s University
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How the State of Maryland Increased ICP Presence in Long Term Care Facilities
October 30, 2008
Dr. Brenda J. Roup, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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Maintenance for Infection Prevention
October 23, 2008
Andrew J. Streifel, University of Minnesota
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Biofilms, when the bugs get clingy
October 22, 2008
Dr. David Hammer, Christchurch, NZ
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Certification in Infection Control – Don’t Make It Harder Than It Has To Be
October 16, 2008
Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, University of Chicago Medical Center
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Elimination of Health Care-Associated Infections: Is it Possible & Can We Afford Not to Try?
October 9, 2008
Russell N. Olmsted
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People and Animals – A Public Health Perspective
October 2, 2008
Dr. Paul Sockett, Public Health Agency of Canada
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Nosocomial Transmission of Scabies
September 25, 2008
Dr. Helena C. Maltezou, MD, PhD, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Greece
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Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance in Long Term Care
September 11, 2008
Mary Andrus, BA, RN, CIC
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We Get the Infection Control We Deserve
September 4, 2008
Gary Phillips
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Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamases (ESBL) and Infection Control
August 14, 2008
Prof. David Paterson, University of Queensland, Australia
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Disinfection & Sterilization: Current Issues and New Technologies
August 7, 2008
Dr. Bill Rutala, University of North Carolina
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Progress Report from the British Chief Nursing Officer
July 22, 2008
Dame Christine Beasley
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Community-Associated MRSA – What’s UP and What’s Next
July 17, 2008
Dr. Rachel Gorwitz, CDC
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The CIC Examination Process – Computer-Based Testing
June 26, 2008
Sheila MacDonald, Margaret Gallagher, Sharon Krystofiak, Certification Board of Infection Control
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Prevention of Peripheral Intravascular Device-Related Infections
June 25, 2008
Dr. Stephen McBride, Auckland, New Zealand
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Environmental Sampling in Healthcare Settings – Introduction to Basic Principles
June 19, 2008
Dr. Lynne Sehulster, CDC
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Bedpan Decontamination – Manual vs. Mechanical
May 22, 2008
Gertie G.M. van Knippenberg-Gordebeke, Infection Prevention Consultant, The Netherlands
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Preventing Adverse Outcomes in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
May 15, 2008
Dr. Matthew J. Arduino, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
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Selecting Microbicidal Chemicals for Infection Control: Buyer Beware!
May 8, 2008
Prof. Syed A. Sattar, Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa
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Infection Control in Personal Service Settings
May 1, 2008
Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC Centre for Disease Control
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VRE Outbreaks & What I Learned in Kingergarten
April 24, 2008
Dr. Dick Zoutman, Queen’s University
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Decontamination in the Western Cape in an Era of TB
April 22, 2008
Prof. Shaheen Mehtar, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
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Study Strategies for the CIC Exam
April 17, 2008
Marie Kassai and Sharon Krystofiak
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Antibiotic Resistance – Can We Hold Back the Tide?
April 16, 2008
Dr. Mark Thomas, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
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Disease Problems in the Global Food Supply
April 10, 2008
Dr. Corrie Brown, University of Georgia
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The Human and Environmental Toxicity of Microbicidal Chemicals: Are Safer Alternatives Available?
April 3, 2008
Dr. Susan Springthorpe, University of Ottawa
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Basics of Outbreak Management
March 20, 2008
Dr. William Jarvis, Jarvis and Jarvis Associates
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Basic Principles of Cleaning, Sterilization and Disinfection
March 13, 2008
Dr. Lynne Sehulster, Centres for Disease Control
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Voices of CHICA 2008, Part 1
March 11, 2008
CHICA Board and Guests
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Basic Microbiology
March 6, 2008
Jim Gauthier, Providence Continuing Care, Canada
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Voices of the Infection Prevention Society
March 4, 2008
Judy Potter, Tracey Cooper and Martin Kiernan
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Understanding the Practice Analysis and CIC Exam Content Outline
February 21, 2008
Margaret Gallagher, Kathy Roye-Horn, Sharon Krystofiak, Certification Board in Infection Control
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Climate Change and Human Health
February 20, 2008
Prof. Peter curson, University of Sydney & Macquarie University
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Clostridium difficile in Long Term Care
February 14, 2008
Dr. Andrew Simor, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto
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Lessons from the Maidstone C.diff Outbreak
February 5, 2008
Christine Perry, NHS Southwest
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Patient Empowerment & Measurement Program for Hand Hygiene
January 31, 2008
Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, McGuckin Methods International
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The Global Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance: What Can the Public, Hospitals, and Government Do?
January 8, 2008
Dr. Elaine Larson, Columbia University School of Nursing
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Out of Africa: Infection Control in the LIving and the Dead. Marburg Fever Outbreak, Angola, 2005
December 20, 2007
Prof. Adriano Duse
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Water Quality Issues Pertaining to Medical Device Reprocessing
December 13, 2007
Dr. Michelle Alfa
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Effective Infection Control Promotion in 3-5 Steps
November 29, 2007
Allen Soden
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Hazard Vulnerability Analysis for Infection Control
November 8, 2007
Andrew Streifel, University of Minnesota
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Hot Issues in Hand Hygiene Improvement
October 18, 2007
Julie Storr, World Health Organisation
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Refugee Health
October 15, 2007
Dr. Mark Birch, Newcastle, Australia
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Green Cleaning in Health Care Facilities
October 4, 2007
Dr. Lynne Sehulster, CDC
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Ethical Principals and Reasoning for Infection Control
September 27, 2007
Dr. Loreen A. Herwaldt
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Challenging Behaviour, Changing the Culture
September 24, 2007
Dr. Elaine Larson
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Extreme Makeover – Infection Prevention and Control Edition
September 20, 2007
Gwyneth Meyers
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ESBLs – Where Are We Now?
August 22, 2007
Dr. Yoke-Fong Chiew, New Zealand
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Epidemics & Pandemics in Australia – Signposts, Lessons and Challenges
August 16, 2007
Prof. Peter Curson, University of Sydney
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Outcome Surveillance and Process Surveillance
August 9, 2007
Dr. Victor Rosenthal
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Disinfection and Sterilization Guidelines – What You Need To Know
July 26, 2007
Dr. William Rutala
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Innovation in the National Health Service
July 3, 2007
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Ethics of Care During a Pandemic Crisis
May 17, 2007
Dr. Eric Wasylenko
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Panton-valentine leucocidin producing Staphylococcus aureus
May 8, 2007
Adam Brown and Brenda Dale
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Monitoring for Environmental Management
April 26, 2007
Andrew Streifel
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Making Infection Control Really Work ? Managing the Human Factor
April 25, 2007
Prof. W.H. Seto
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Bacterial Resistance to Microbicides in the Healthcare Environment
April 19, 2007
Dr Jean-Yves Maillard
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Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) for the Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
April 16, 2007
Dr. Michael Gardam
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Who’s Afraid of the CIC Exam
April 12, 2007
Sheila MacDonald and Sharon Krystofiak
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Environmental Management of Clostridium difficile
March 29, 2007
Dr. Lynne Sehulster, CDC
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1st Global Patient Safety Challenge – A Year of Cleaner and Safer Care
March 22, 2007
Prof. Didier Pittet
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Voices of CHICA, March 2007
March 8, 2007
CHICA Canada Board and Guests
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Talking TB
March 6, 2007
Evonne Curran
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Best Practice for New Construction & Renovation
February 22, 2007
Andrew Streifel
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Infection Control in the Endoscopy Clinic
February 21, 2007
Dr. Richard Everts
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Fresh Produce and Human Pathogenicity
February 15, 2007
Prof. Keith Warriner
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Influenza ? Of Poultry, Pets and People
February 8, 2007
Dr. Corrie Brown
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Confronting 21st Century Plagues
January 25, 2007
Prof. Robert Pratt
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Personal Hygiene Measures to Prevent Influenza Transmission
January 18, 2007
Dr. Elaine Larson
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Third National Infection Prevalence Survey of UK and Ireland Hospitals ? Process and Initial Results
January 9, 2007
Christine Perry
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Clostridium diffcile – Where are We Now
December 14, 2006
Dr. Michelle Alfa
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Preventing Central Line Associated Infections
December 7, 2006
Robert Garcia
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Preventing Surgical Site Infections
November 30, 2006
Loretta Litz Fauerbach
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Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
November 21, 2006
Lauren Tew
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Tuberculosis in Children and Adolescents – Problems in Diagnosis and Infection Control Issues
November 16, 2006
Dr. Ian Kitai
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The Physics of flying Feces
November 9, 2006
Jim Gauthier
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Hand Hygiene in Healthcare – Improving Compliance
October 19, 2006
Dr. John Boyce
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The Changing Role of Infection Prevention and Control as Documented by the CBIC Practice Analysis
October 12, 2006
Linda Laxton & Ruth Curchoe, CBIC
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Neonatal Sepsis: A 2006 Update
October 5, 2006
Dr. Anne Matlow
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SARS in Singapore ? What Can We Learn From this Experience?
September 20, 2006
Dr. Chris Wynne
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Implementing the National Decontamination Programme in the UK
September 19, 2006
Peter Hooper
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Disinfecting Soft Goods
September 14, 2006
Dr. W.C. White
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How to Assess Risk of Disease Transmission When There is a Failure to Follow Recommended Disinfection and Sterilization Principles
August 24, 2006
Dr. Bill Rutala
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Spectre of an Influenza Pandemic – Is it Inevitable?
August 17, 2006
Dr. Lance Jennings
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Dermal Absorption of Alcohol Hand Disinfectants
July 27, 2006
Prof. Axel Kramer
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Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance
July 18, 2006
Dr. Alan Johnson
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Bloodborne Pathogens Across the Continuum of Care
June 29, 2006
Sue Sebazco
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Controlling Pediatric Respiratory Infections
June 22, 2006
Laurie Streitenberger, Marion Yetman & Anne Augustin
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Zoonotic Infections from Pets
June 8, 2006
Dr. Corrie Brown
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Infection Control in Construction
June 1, 2006
Andrew Streifel
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Infection Control Aboard Cruise Ships
May 25, 2006
Dr. Robert Wheeler
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Antibiotic Stewardship – All Good Things in Moderation
May 18, 2006
Dr. Dick Zoutman,
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Product Evaluation in Infection Control
May 16, 2006
Robert Garcia, Brookdale University Medical Center
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Evaluation and Comparison of Quality Management Systems
April 27, 2006
Dr. Tammy Lundstrom
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Secrets of the CBIC Test Committee
April 20, 2006
CBIC Board Members
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Critical Care Design in the Future: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
March 30, 2006
Karen Iverson
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Leadership in Healthcare and Infection Control
March 21, 2006
Barry Dore
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Pandemic Influenza, Outlook and Planning
March 9, 2006
Dr. Stephano Lazzari
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Voices of CHICA 2006, Edition 1
March 2, 2006
CHICA Board and Guests
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The Building: A Source and Vector of Problematic Microorganisms
February 23, 2006
Dr. Curtis White
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Sanitation & Hygiene in Food Processing
February 14, 2006
Dr. Keith Warriner
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Respiratory Viruses: Roles of Surfaces, Fomites, and Hands
February 9, 2006
Dr. Lynne Sehulster
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Minimizing the Impact of Water-Borne Bacteria on Hemodialysis Patients
February 2, 2006
Dr. Richard Ward
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Infection Control, Everybody’s Business
January 17, 2006
Chris Beasley
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Healthcare Acquired Infections as an Indicator of Patient Safety
January 12, 2006
Dr. Elaine Larson
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C.difficile – Environmental Survival and Management
December 15, 2005
Dr. Michelle Alfa
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Preventing Ventilator-Asociated Pneumonia
December 1, 2005
Robert Garcia
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Using PowerPoint in Infection Control
November 21, 2005
Gayle Gilmore
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Infection Control in Doctors Offices
November 10, 2005
Jim Gauthier
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Emerging Threats to Public Health – Miracles, Myths and Mistakes
October 27, 2005
Dr. Paul Sockett
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New WHO Hand Hygiene Guidelines
October 19, 2005
Prof. Didier Pittet
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Glutaraldehyde Toxicology and Management of Risk
October 17, 2005
Dr. Christie Forrester
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Controlling Device-Related Infections
September 20, 2005
Dr. Robert Pratt
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Vaccines – Adding to the Arsenal for Disease Prevention
September 15, 2005
Dr. Raymond Strikas
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Community-Associated MRSA
August 25, 2005
Dr. Rachel Gorwitz
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Effective Presentation of Infection Control Data
August 11, 2005
Bonnie Barnard
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Communicable Disease Control After Natural Disasters
July 19, 2005
Dr. Michelle Gayer
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Infection Control for Emergency First Responders
June 30, 2005
Margaret McKenzie
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Antiseptic Practice and Procedure
June 16, 2005
Sue Crow
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Controlling Mumps in the Community
June 14, 2005
Laura Lane
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Measuring the Cost of Hospital Infection
June 9, 2005
Prof. Barry Cookson
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Infectious Rashes and Infection Control
June 2, 2005
Dr. Justin Graham
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Canadian Response to West Nile Virus
May 26, 2005
Dr. Paul Sockett
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CJD – Recommendations for Disinfection and Sterilization
April 21, 2005
Dr. Bill Rutala
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Methods for Testing Hand Disinfectants
April 19, 2005
Prof. Manfred Rotter
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Disinfectants and Environmental Impact
April 14, 2005
Prof. Franz Daschner
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Root Cause Analysis for the Infection Control Professional
April 7, 2005
Dr. Denise Murphy
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WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge
March 17, 2005
Prof. Didier Pittet
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Biocide Use in Healthcare Facilities
March 10, 2005
Dr. Jean-Yves Maillard
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Respiratory and GI Outbreaks in LTCF: Investigation and Control
February 24, 2005
Dr. Chesley Richards
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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
February 17, 2005
Dr. Corrie Brown
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Endemic Influenza, Pandemic Influenza, and Avian Flu
February 15, 2005
Dr. Stephano Lazzari
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Preventing Surgical Wound Infections
February 10, 2005
Dr. Dick Zoutman
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Community Issues Concerning Antibiotic Practices
January 27, 2005
Dr. Elaine Larson
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Managing Urinary Infection in Long Term Care
January 20, 2005
Dr.Lindsay Nicolle
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Lean Six Sigma Slides
January 1, 2005
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Food Hygiene, Still a Relevant Nosocomial Issue
December 16, 2004
Dr. Michael Borg
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Bugs, Blood and Barrier Breaches: Lessons Learned From the Challenges of Bloodborne
December 2, 2004
Dr. Adriano Duse
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Complacency About Diseases, Anxiety About Vaccines
November 18, 2004
Linda Glennie
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ESBL Management
November 15, 2004
Dr. Graham Harvey
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Endoscope Decontamination
October 21, 2004
Christine Bradley
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Infection Control in Day Care
September 29, 2004
Jim Gauthier
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Influenza — A Pre-Season Update
September 21, 2004
Dr.Teresa Tam
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Information Technology in Infection Control
September 14, 2004
Dr. Karen Lee
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Emerging Zoonosis
September 9, 2004
Dr. Corrie Brown
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Inside IFIC – Global Infection Control
August 26, 2004
Patricia Lynch
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Infectious Disease in Space
August 19, 2004
Dr. Nicole Buckley
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Out of Africa – Infectious Disease on the Dark Continent
July 29, 2004
Dr. Adriano Duse
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Bedside Hand Hygiene Project
July 6, 2004
Julie Storr
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Managing Respiratory Infections in Long Term Care
June 15, 2004
Dr. Lindsay Nicolle
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Clostridium difficile and Environmental Cleaning
June 10, 2004
Dr. Mark Wilcox
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Safe Needle Devices
June 4, 2004
Ed Krisiunas
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Travel Related Infectious Disease
June 3, 2004
Dr. Robert Wheeler
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Biofilm in Human Disease
May 13, 2004
Dr. Ryan Jordan
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Hand Hygiene – Different Approaches
May 6, 2004
Dr. Manfred Rotter
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Voices of CHICA, Spring 2004
April 24, 2004
CHICA Board and Guests
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CDC Guidelines on Environmental Infection Control
April 20, 2004
Dr.Lynne Sehulster
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Preparing for Biological Emergencies
April 15, 2004
Dr. Elizabeth Bryce
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Bacterial Typing Methods and Their Value in Infection Control
April 8, 2004
Dr. Giles Edwards
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Infection Control and the Bioterror Threat
April 1, 2004
Dr. Stephen Morse
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Low Endemnicy MRSA – The Holland Experience
March 25, 2004
Gertie van Knippenberg
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Controlling MRSA & VRE – A United States Approach
March 18, 2004
Dr. Barry Farr
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Hot Tubs & Hydrotherapy – Infection Soup
March 16, 2004
Jim Gauthier
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Dialysis Fluid Quality: An Important Part of the Dialysis Prescription
March 11, 2004
Dr. Dick Ward
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Interventions to Control MRSA
March 4, 2004
Dr. Stephanie Dancer
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Strategies for Norovirus Infection Control
February 17, 2004
Dr. Robert Wheeler
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Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing
February 12, 2004
Dr. Michelle Alfa
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Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection, The National Approach
February 10, 2004
Jennie Wilson
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Relative Impact of Hand Hygiene on Healthcare-Associated Infections
January 29, 2004
Dr. Elaine Larson
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Personal Services and Public Health Issues
November 18, 2003
Christian Lapensee
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Disinfectants and Antibiotic Resistance
October 28, 2003
Dr. Peter Gilbert
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Exploring Hand Hygiene Guidelines
October 22, 2003
Dr. John Boyce
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Difficult to Clean Medical Devices
October 9, 2003
Dr. Michelle Alfa
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Influenza Pandemic Planning
September 25, 2003
Dr. Theresa Tam
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Influenza – Staff Immunization
September 11, 2003
Dr. Jill Jacobson
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VRSA – A New and Unwelcome Arrival
August 7, 2003
Dr. Tammy Sue Lundstrom
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Alcohol Hand Sanitizers and Their Effect on Viruses
June 24, 2003
Dr. Didier Pittet
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Evidence Based Infection Control
June 17, 2003
Dr. Mark Loeb
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Bloodborne Virus Transmission From Healthcare Worker to Patient
June 13, 2003
Dr. Lynne Johnston
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Innovations in Hand Hygiene
May 30, 2003
Dr. Elaine Larson
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Disinfecting Patient Care Equipment
May 3, 2003
Dr. William Rutala
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Quality Assurance in Reprocessing
April 3, 2003
Susan Hadfield
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Disease Transmission & Control in Domestic Setting
March 20, 2003
Dr. Chuck Gerba
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Controlling MRSA & VRE – Is it Important to Identify the Reservoir?
March 12, 2003
Dr. Barry Farr
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Dialysis Water – The Essential Basics
February 27, 2003
Dr. Dick Ward
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Management of a Norwalk Outbreak in Acute Care
January 16, 2003
Dr. Michael Gardham
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Management of a Norwalk-like Virus Outbreak
January 8, 2003
Dr. Michael Gardham
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Safe Reprocessing of Narrow Lumen Medical Devices
December 5, 2002
Dr. Michelle Alfa
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Design, Build, and Validation for Infection Control Acceptance
November 10, 2002
Andrew Streifel, University of Minnesota
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Influenza in Hospitals
October 31, 2002
Dr. Alison McGeer
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Current Best Practices in Hand Hygiene
October 24, 2002
Dr. Didier Pittet
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Selection and Use of Microbicides
August 14, 2002
Dr. Syed Sattar
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ESBL: The Next Superbug?
July 25, 2002
Dr. Elizabeth Bryce
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Hands and the Spread of Viral Infections
May 29, 2002
Dr. Syed Sattar
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Essential Biofilm Knowledge Transcript
April 4, 2002
Dr. Bill Costerton
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Essential Knowledge in the Battle Against Biofilms
April 4, 2002
Dr. Bill Costerton, Center for Research on Biofilm Engineering, Montana State Univ.
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Key Measures for Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease
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