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Reducing HAIs and Cross Contamination: The Role of Antimicrobial Barrier Dressings


Description

This webcast will focus on the important, but often overlooked role that antimicrobial barrier dressings may play in helping to reduce the risk of HAIs, and cross contamination that can result from serious wounds. The effectiveness and bactericidal activity on multi-drug resistant organisms will be discussed, along with the appropriate use of these dressings in a multimodal approach to reducing HAI.


Objectives

  • Learn how antimicrobial barrier dressings may help reduce health care associated infection rates, and help you succeed in the midst of health care reform
  • Understand the appropriate use of topical antimicrobial barrier dressings and their role in preventing cross contamination and wound infection
  • Discuss new discoveries, and published clinical effectiveness, of antimicrobial barrier dressingsx


Presenters

Dr. Jose Vazquez, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Senior Staff, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Scott Reid
Vice President, Government Affairs
Smith & Nephew


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