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Infection Prevention and Control (Hand Hygiene)


Tuesday, December 10th ,  2013


  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Safer Healthcare Now!

Guest Speaker: 

  • Dr. Yves Longtin, MD, FRCPC, obtained his MD from Sherbrooke University and completed his training in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Laval University in 2005. Thereafter Dr Longtin pursued a fellowship in Infection Control at the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), Switzerland, from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Longtin practiced Infectious Diseases / Microbiology with a special interest in Infection Control at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHUL) and the Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ) from 2009 to 2013. He is the chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Unit of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal since April 2013. He is also a consultant to the World Health Organization for the Saves Lives: Clean Your Hands Global Initiative.
  • Dr. Longtin’s research interests include hand hygiene, contamination of the hospital environment, and Clostridium difficile infections.


  • Nadine Glenn, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Paule Bernier, French Language Support, Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Description of the Call:

Dr. Longtin will present the 10 principle factors which explain the poor compliance of health care workers to hand hygiene practices and will offer solutions to help resolve the issue.  At the end of the lecture, the participant will have the background information to formulate arguments to promote good hand hygiene practices.