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Pharmacy OneSource Announces Free Webinar on Ten Things to Reduce or Eliminate Healthcare-Associated Infections

William Jarvis, MD, will give evidence-based recommendations to markedly reduce or eliminate preventable healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, is hosting a complimentary webinar with William Jarvis, MD in "Ten Things to Do to Markedly Reduce or Eliminate Healthcare-Associated Infections."

In this webinar, Jarvis will give evidence-based recommendations to markedly reduce or eliminate preventable healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Issues to be addressed will include: HAI surveillance; prevention of catheter-associated local site and bloodstream infections; prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections; prevention of surgical site infections; prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia; measures to improve hand hygiene; measures to improve antimicrobial stewardship; measures to improve environmental cleaning and disinfection; and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.

Through application of the discussed evidence-based prevention interventions, the large majority of preventable HAIs will be prevented.

Ten Things to Do to Markedly Reduce or Eliminate Healthcare-Associated Infections
Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

About the Presenter
William R. Jarvis, M.D. is board-certified in pediatrics and board-eligible in pediatric infectious diseases. From 1980-2003, Dr. Jarvis worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a number of leadership positions including Acting Director, Hospital Infections Program (HIP); Assistant Director for Program Development, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP); and Director, Office of Extramural Research, Office of the Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases. For 17 years while at the CDC, Dr. Jarvis was responsible for the supervision of outbreaks and epidemiologic studies in healthcare settings and for the development of guidelines for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

In July 2003, Dr. Jarvis established Jason and Jarvis Associates, LLC, a consulting company in epidemiology, infectious diseases, and HAI prevention and control. Dr. Jarvis has published >400 peer-reviewed publications, edited six books--including the recently published book, Hospital Infections, and has received numerous awards, including the CDC Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award and the CDC Lifetime Achievement Award in Epidemiology.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries worldwide, clinicians rely on Wolters Kluwer Health's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions throughout their professional careers from training to research to practice. Major brands include  Health Language ®Lexicomp ®Lippincott Williams & WilkinsMedicom®Medi-Span ®MedknowOvid ®Pharmacy OneSource®ProVation ® Medical and  UpToDate ®.

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