Disinfection Protocols for Healthcare IT Equipment - Help Reduce HAIs and Safeguard Patients

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With the surge in EMR usage, keyboards and PCs are used widely in clinical care settings. But unlike medical equipment and high-touch environmental surfaces, these IT devices are rarely subject to infection prevention standards. Studies have demonstrated that over 80% of these devices might have significant microbial contamination which may

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JOAN HEBDEN
Infection Prevention Consultant
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RICHARD VOGEL
Infection Control Specialist

Start

October 25, 0201

End

December 31, 2018

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Online vent   View map

With the surge in EMR usage, keyboards and PCs are used widely in clinical care settings. But unlike medical equipment and high-touch environmental surfaces, these IT devices are rarely subject to infection prevention standards. Studies have demonstrated that over 80% of these devices might have significant microbial contamination which may include nosocomial pathogens like vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species (VRE). Coupled with low (40%) compliance with the CDC’s guidelines on hand hygiene, these ubiquitous computers and keyboards can lead to cross-contamination of patients.

At this webinar, infection prevention experts working on behalf of APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology) Consulting Services will discuss the risk that contaminated IT devices can pose in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Will also review cleaning and disinfection protocols that have been created by APIC Consulting Services for HP.