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​​Intervention:

Infection Prevention and Control – Hand Hygiene

Date:

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Sponsor:

  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Jocelyn Srigley

Jocelyn Srigley has been interested in infections ever since seeing the movie Outbreak. After finishing medical school at University of Toronto, she trained in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Medical Microbiology at McMaster University. She then completed a clinical fellowship in infection prevention and control at University Health Network and a Master of Science in health services research at University of Toronto. She is currently the director of infection control at the Provincial Health Services Agency in Vancouver and a medical microbiologist at BC Children's & Women's Hospital. Her research interests include hand hygiene, behavior change, and organizational culture.

Facilitators:

  • Tricia Swartz, Patient Safety Improvement Lead, CPSI / Safer Healthcare Now!
  • Hélène Riverin, French Language Support, CPSI / Safer Healthcare Now!

Description of the Call:

Join us as Dr. Jocelyn Srigley talks about her research on hand hygiene auditing. We will discuss the challenges of measuring hand hygiene compliance by direct observation and whether electronic monitoring systems may offer a potential solution.

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