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Unfortunately, this webinar is being rescheduled due to presenter availability. We will notify you as soon as we have a new date. Thank you for your interest in the BIoVigil Webinar Series.

Title: Leveraging Technology to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance and Reduce HAIs

Join Saungi McCalla, MSN, MPH, RN, CIC, FAPIC as she takes you on her journey with technology that resulted in increased hand hygiene compliance and a 45%+ reduction in HAIs. Results are based on the July 6th AJIC publication, “An automated hand hygiene compliance system is associated with decreased rates of health care-associated infections.” White Plains has been using BioVigil for over three years. During that time, Ms. McCalla drove consistent hand hygiene compliance in the high 90’s and gave positive reinforcement so everyone at White Plains would wear a badge, including all physicians. This is the second AJIC publication from Ms. McCalla and her team on the topic of hand hygiene and her first webinar in BioVigil’s Webinar Series.

BioVigil’s Webinar Series features Key Opinion Leaders who are making a significant impact with Patient Safety and Experience in hospitals. Speakers will share data insights and best practices that have made their organizations best-in-class in the culture of safety (staff and patient) and driving exceptional patient experiences. Learn firsthand how to adapt these tools and insights to your own organization and healthcare at large, demonstrating your continued commitment to patient safety. It’s a fantastic journey worth traveling-let’s do it together.

Aug 23, 2018 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Saungi McCalla, MSN, MPH, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Director of Infection Control @White Plains Hospital
Ms. McCalla has been working in Infection Prevention and Control for over 17 years and has been board certified in Infection Control for 13 years. She is currently the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Community Hospital in Westchester County, New York. Ms. McCalla is very active in her local APIC Chapter 13 where she served as Nominating Chair, President Elect and then as President in 2014. She was the proud recipient of APIC Chapter Leadership Award presented at the APIC National Conference in 2014. She is a member of APIC National Professional Development Committee and a Fellow of APIC. In addition, Ms. McCalla has presented numerous times at APIC and other national and international conferences. She has also authored several articles on topics related to infection prevention and patient safety. Her latest article was just published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), July, 2018.