Disinfection Dysfunction: The Pitfalls and Perils to Choosing and Using a Disinfectant COVID-19 has changed the general public’s attitude toward infection prevention. The media loves to sensationalize outbreaks and the prevalence of sharing both accurate and misleading information on social media has become the norm. Prior to COVID-19, most patients did not put much thought into what happens behind the scenes when they chose a healthcare provider. As experts we know all too well that improperly cleaned and disinfected surfaces and equipment can lead to adverse events. Disinfectants are the first line of defense against pathogens wanting to wage war on your clinic. Over the past several years there has been a paradigm shift to consider the cause and effect of improper cleaning techniques and under educated staff.
At the end of the seminar, by using the concept of Disinfection Dysfunction along with peer reviewed literature, participants will be able to: identify the desired traits of disinfectants, develop a greater understanding of disinfectant product labels, ensure that the method of application will meet the clinic’s needs and delve into practices for using disinfectants to minimize occupational health and safety concerns.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
You will receive a webinar link after you have registered for this event.
Nicole Kenny, HBSc, Assoc Chem - Vice President of Professional and Technical Services at Virox Technologies
Nicole has over 20 years of experience as a technical consultant, educator, trainer, and author working in the field of environmental science, environmental hygiene and chemical disinfection for infection prevention and biosecurity. As the Vice President of Professional & Technical Services at Virox Technologies Inc., Nicole leads the team that is responsible for building science for our patented disinfectant technology, engaging with thought leaders to provide education on preventing infections through cleaning and disinfection. Nicole has authored many articles for trade magazines as well as several peer reviewed publications. Her role on numerous scientific and educational guidelines led to her recognition as one of Infection Control Today’s “Who’s Who in the Infection Prevention Industry” in 2014. Nicole’s weekly thoughts on all things infection prevention can be found in her Talk Clean to Me blog.
Moderator: Matthew Buccioni, HBSc
Matt serves as the Technical Services Specialist at Virox Technologies Inc. In this role, Matt is involved with providing education and technical support to a wide range of industries on preventing infections through cleaning and disinfection. He has written articles, blog posts and training materials to help facilities develop and build upon their infection prevention protocols. Drawing on his interests in science and infectious disease, he enjoys speaking, writing, and educating about new technologies to prevent the spread of infection.