Have Bug, Will Travel
Pathways to Infection & Prevention

Webinar Sponsored by O&M Halyard

During the session, our speaker Dr. Wava Truscott, PhD will share invaluable insights on means of preventing healthcare associated infections (HAI), how microbial mechanisms of antibiotic resistance work, and the amazing complex “Life Style” of living inside a Biofilm

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. 1.List locations where infectious pathogens are often found in hospitals2.Identify poor practices known to increase the likelihood of patient infections3.Discuss traditional and newly discovered means by which pathogens survive traditional efforts to destroy them

    4.Describe how selection and appropriate wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) can make a huge difference in staff protection, staff confidence, and patient safety.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Truscott is founder of Truscott MedSci Associates, a consulting company focusing on current concerns in healthcare including infection prevention, improved patient outcomes, and staff risk reduction.  These goals are addressed, by developing educational courses, speaking engagements, authoring articles, and assisting with experimental design.

Truscott received her doctorate from the University of California (UCD) in Comparative Pathology with major emphasis in Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology. She has 43 years in the laboratory and medical device industry. She also served as a volunteer at the Gardner HIV Clinic at UCD, and as a Certified Hospital Aide in several military hospitals during and after the Vietnam War.

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