Martin Kiernan

About the Speaker
  • Profession
    Visiting Clinical Fellow, Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London and Clinical Director, GAMA Healthcare

Location: Breakout Hall – Monday 15th October – 12:45 PM – 01:45 PM

Workshop Stream 2: The Contaminated Healthcare Environment – Minimising the Risk of Transmission

 

Overview

Evidence that that pathogens deposited in the healthcare environment are responsible for cross-infection is steadily increasing.  This Workshop will review the most recent literature and describe strategies for maintaining a safe environment in which to care for vulnerable patients.

 

Benefits of Attending Attendees will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the risks from the healthcare environment through a comprehensive review of the literature
  • Learn about adopting a human factors approach to cleaning
  • Gain information on methods that make effective decontamination easy and effective
  • Gain an understanding of the role of source isolation in reducing environmental contamination

 

Brief Summary of Content

  • Comprehensive review of the key literature relating to pathogen transfer via the contaminated healthcare environment
  • Discussion of the roles and responsibilities of healthcare personnel
  • Description of the adoption of a human factors approach to make decontamination more effective
  • Provision of guidance on how to select products for environmental decontamination that are practical and effective
  • Discussion of the issues relating to surface compatibility with agents used for decontamination
  • Description and discussion of the role of isolation in prevention of cross-infection and reducing environmental contamination
Presented By
Martin Kiernan, Visiting Clinical Fellow, Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London and Clinical Director, GAMA Healthcare