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CLABSI: New Uses for Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Date: Sunday, June 16, 2013

Time: 12:00 AM ET

Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, an epidemiologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, discussed how using applications of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) has affected CLABSI rates in her institution.

Jamie St. Clair RN, MS, and Brenda Vermillion, RN, with The Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center reviewed how certain blood culture techniques and environmental decontamination, along with CHG bathing, slashed CLABSI rates at OSU.

Speakers

Silvia Munoz-Price, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Miami, Division of Infectious Diseases
Hospital Epidemiologist, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Brenda Vermillion, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Director Health Services Nursing Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Jamie St. Clair, RN, MS
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Medical Intensive Care Unit
The Ohio State University Wexner Network

John Young
Improvement Coach
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network

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