Posts Tagged ‘Infection’

More than 80 attendees turnout for “High-Level Disinfection” event

More than 80 attendees were present for the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) educational event “High-Level Disinfection: What Surveyors are Looking for” on Monday at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dodjie Guioa, a CMS program lead, and Lane Vause, CLIA surveyor, served as keynote speakers. […]

Foundation to host “High-Level Disinfection” event on Aug. 12

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in association with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host the educational event “High-Level Disinfection: What Surveyors are Looking for” on August 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dodjie Guioa, a CMS program lead, and Lane Vause, CLIA […]

DFWHC to host April 6 educational event on “Infection Control”

The future of hospital infection control will highlight a DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) educational event on Thursday, April 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Marriott DFW Airport in Irving. Titled “Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Risk with No-Touch Disinfection,” the seminar will include a presentation by Dr. Roy F. Chemaly, a professor […]

Symposium on Healthcare Associated Infections

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School held a symposium on Healthcare Associated Infection Saturday, November 3. The program provided insight and best practices related to specific infections including: gram positive bacteria such as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus; gram negative bacteria such as Klebsiella and Acinetobacter; spores such as Clostridium difficile; Tuberculosis and others. Many of […]

“Is mersa a staff infection?”

“Is mersa a staff infection?” I received a phone call from my mother recently and that was the leading question. Of course, being a nurse, I heard “Is MRSA a Staph hospital-acquired infection?” It took some conversation to understand what was being asked, which was: 1. What is mersa? (while a search engine brings up […]