Interventions to Prevent Acinetobacter baumannii in Healthcare Settings
Bellevue, Wash. – Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Sentri7, an infection prevention surveillance, documentation and reporting application, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Jackie Whitaker, RN, MS, LHCRM, CIC, on “MDR Acinetobacter baumannii in the Short Term and Long Term Acute Care Setting.”
Multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii is a health care-associated pathogen that can live for months in both a wet and dry environment. The high prevalence of this organism in the hospital environment results in colonization of the skin and respiratory tract. Mortality due to MDR Acinetobacter baumaunnii can run as high as 80%. Whitaker will review a study of interventions used to reduce the incidence of Acinetobacter baumannii infection and colonization. Interventions included 10% hypochlorite disinfection, hand hygiene, special contact isolation for suspected and confirmed cases, an educational tool for clinicians, patient and visitors, daily isolation rounds, automated report functions, and standardized nursing unit isolation practices.
MDR Acinetobacter baumannii in the Short Term and Long Term Acute Care Setting
DATE: August 3, 2011
TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
About the Presenter: Jackie Whitaker, RN, MS, LHCRM, CIC, has been an infection prevention and control specialist in the acute care setting for 20 years. An APIC member for 18 years, Jackie has also held a license in health care risk management since 2002. Actively involved in her local chapter Jackie has served as President, Secretary and been a member of the Nominating Committee.
Whitaker has extensive experience in project management and program design for a multitude of health care services, including, infection control, employee health, occupational health, infusion services, National Patient Safety Goals programs, etc. Through the utilization of technology and performance improvement tools, Whitaker and her team have effected excellent patient outcomes. She received 5 VHA awards for infection prevention projects to improve patient outcomes. Her interest in serving on the APIC Board of Directors is a result of her wanting to better serve her peers and the public in a broader capacity in infection prevention initiatives.
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