Loyola to host conference with international hand-hygiene expert
WHAT: Hand hygiene is the No. 1 defense against health-care-acquired conditions, and it is estimated that hand washing alone could prevent 20,000 patient deaths per year. Despite this, studies have shown that hand-washing compliance among health-care workers is poor.
As a leader in patient safety, Loyola University Health System will host a forum with hand-hygiene authority and WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety Advisory Board Member Professor Didier Pittet, MD, MS, and President of The Joint Commission Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP MPP, MPH. This forum will educate local health-care leaders about proper hand-washing techniques as well as provide strategies to overcome challenges to achieving a highly effective hand-hygiene program.
WHEN/ WHERE: Noon â 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011 Loyola University Health System
Stritch School of Medicine, Tobin Hall
2160 S. First Ave.
Maywood, Ill. 60153
MEDIA: To attend or schedule an interview, call Nora Plunkett in Loyola Media Relations, (708) 216-6268.