Surfaces Matter- A Review of the Complex Issues and Challenges of An Overlooked Issue

When:  Jan 11, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Minneapolis-St. Paul
Surfaces Matter a Review of the Complex Issues and Challenges of An Overlooked Issue

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Chapter business
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Chat-room based networking
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Program

Research has shown that surfaces are fomites, “inanimate objects likely to carry microbes that cause deadly infections.” In this session participants will gain a high-level overview of the way’s surfaces support acquisition and transmission of pathogens that cause deadly infections. As well as an overview of the HSI literature review findings and a lack of of guidelines and testing requirements for validation that materials are compatible with EPA registered disinfectants.

Specification of surfaces is a critical component of any effective infection prevention protocol and process. To achieve this a clear understanding of the issues and the real-life challenges is important. Guidelines that support specifiers during the specification process will be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • Empower specification experts to evaluate and verify validation of instructions for use (IFU’s) and Care and Maintenance recommendations
  • Locate and clearly identify manufacturer warnings before specifying surfaces and products
  • Discuss the gaps and inconsistencies between real life scenarios and current test methods

Linda Lybert
Founder/Executive Director - Healthcare Surfaces Institute Inc.

This course has been submitted to AIA CES for continuing professional education and is pending final approval of credits. 

    Registration Dates

    Registration Ends Tuesday, January 12, 2021


    Online Instructions:
    Login: Link: Meeting ID: 862 4132 0597 Passcode: 086219

    Pricing Information

    Registration Price
    All Registrants $0.00