Continuous Quality Improvement

Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

1306 - Hand Hygiene and Humans: Taking the Gloves Off and Getting Down to the Issues and Evidence

Wednesday, June 14
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, B 117-119

This session discusses current hand hygiene interventions, developments in hand hygiene science, and how glove use may be a barrier to hand hygiene.

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Deborah PATTERSON. Burdsall

Infection Preventionist
Palatine, Illinois

Deborah Burdsall  has worked in long-term care in a variety of positions, including nurse’s aide, staff nurse, nursing supervisor, MDS/care plan coordinator, clinical inservice coordinator, and director of healthcare services. She has been an infection preventionist in long-term care for over 25 years. She is board certified in infection prevention and control and ANCC certified in gerontological nursing. She is an APIC Fellow. Deborah works to find evidence-based, cost-effective infection prevention strategies for long-term care. She earned her doctorate degree from the University of Iowa College of Nursing with a cognate in public health/epidemiology. Her doctoral dissertation project involved testing the reliability of a glove use surveillance tool that measured how healthcare personnel used gloves during sequences of patient care.

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Kim Boynton Delahanty

Administrative Director Infection Prevention Clinical Epidemiology
University of California, San Diego Health, California

Kim Boynton-Delahanty, RN, BSN, PHN, MBA/HCM, CIC, FAPIC
Administrative Director for the Infection Prevention Clinical Epidemiology, University of California, San Diego Health has
over 17 years’ experience in infection prevention and clinical epidemiology. Prior to her role at UCSD, she was a home infusion district manager and PICC nurse for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego County for 10 years, and was the Chair of the CA Department Health HAI Advisory Committee from 2003-2012. Kim was named national APIC Infection Control Hero in 2012. National APIC Board of Directors and the faculty for National APIC ASC (Ambulatory Surgery Center’s). Kim has written/presented numerous publications, media interviews and abstracts to educate all areas of health care on infection prevention and clinical epidemiology. International speaker on infection prevention and clinical epidemiology in Japan, Dubai and Bangkok. She also is a co-author of the Oncology chapter in the APIC text.

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