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Developing & Maintaining Quality Assurance  in Hospital Hygiene: Keep Calm and Audit On

Date: July 27th, 2017.
Time: 1030 PT, 1130 MT/SK, 1230 CT, 1330 ET, 1430 AT, 1500 NL
Duration: 1 hour

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Presenter Rosemarie (Rose) Howie will discuss the rationale for environmental auditing in the healthcare setting.  She will describe the development and maintenance of two audit tools: a) Fluorescent environmental marker system; and b) Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence assay, and will highlight the challenges and benefits of auditing and of each audit tool.

Presenter Biography

Rosemarie (Rose) Howie HBSc MSc PhD CIC Anne Bialachowskicompleted an MSc in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Guelph and a PhD in Medical Microbiology with a research focus in cleaning, disinfection and sterilization at the University of Manitoba. She has worked in industry, government and in the university setting. Currently she is an Infection Control Professional at London Health Sciences Centre and has worked in Infection Control for seven years and as interim Manager, Environmental & Support Services. Her most recent research studies have emphasized the need for effective cleaning and disinfection in health care settings to prevent pathogen transmission. 

This webinar is provided through the generous support of