Bill Rutala, MPH, PhD, CIC, a professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, and serves as the Director of Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety Program at the University of North Carolina Health Care System. He is also director and co-founder of the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology at the UNC School of Medicine and a retired Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Rutala is certified in infection prevention and control and has authored more than 450 publications in the fields of infectious diseases, infection control, disinfection and sterilization to include several guidelines (e.g., CDC Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities). Dr. Rutala has also been an invited lecturer at more than 300 state, national, and international conferences (in more than 40 states and 25 countries) and has testified twice before the U.S. Congress. Dr. Rutala earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University, his master’s degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee, and both his Master of Public Health and PhD in Microbiology from the UNC School of Public Health.
Trace the history of Infection Prevention in the modern era in the current context of an aging population, burgeoning prevalence of multiply drug resistant organisms (MDRO), decline in novel antimicrobials, and the increasingly aggressive healthcare technology that expands immunosuppressed populations in our facilities. A successful vision is shared.
Allan J. Morrison Jr., MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, is a professor and distinguished senior fellow at George Mason University and serves on its Advisory Board for the Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices at the School of Public Policy. Further, he is an assistant clinical professor of Medicine in the Georgetown University School of Medicine and is the hospital epidemiologist for Inova Health System. He serves as medical advisor to local Fire and Rescue and law enforcement agencies. He has been consistently honored as one of Washington, DC’s top doctors in Infectious Diseases since 1993. Dr. Morrison received his MD and a Master of Science degree in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control from the University of Virginia. He completed his Infectious Diseases training at Emory University. Since that time, he has been in Infectious Diseases private practice in Northern Virginia. Dr. Morrison has authored numerous journal articles, and medical textbook chapters. He has received many leadership and teaching awards from Inova Health System.
Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Closing Keynote -The 4 E’s: Engage, Educate, Execute & Evaluate: A Model for Internal Consultation for Sustained Reductions in HAIs
Wednesday, June 6, 4-5:30 pm
This session will focus on a methodology for internal consulting to help achieve sustained change of improvement initiatives that reduce or eliminate HAIs. A program to reduced CAUTIs will be used to demonstrate principles around the 4 E’s and a culture of safety. The session will conclude with an assessment of essential knowledge and skill to transition to create an environment of safety and sustainability of new evidence based practices around eliminating HAIs.
Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, is a critical care clinical nurse specialist, educator, and consultant. Vollman is an internationally recognized author and lecturer on pulmonary and critical care, healthcare-acquired injuries, work culture, and professional nursing. She earned her nursing degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and her Master’s in Critical Care Nursing from California State University. She formerly served as clinical nurse specialist for the Henry Ford Hospital intensive care unit. She currently leads and owns ADVANCING NURSING LLC, which fosters empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. Vollman was inducted into the American Academy of Nurses in 2009. In addition, she designed and developed the Vollman Prone Positioner. Ms. Vollman is listed in Who’s Who of American Inventors.