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CDC – Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: The Importance of Collaboration between Nurses and Environmental Services

Diverse Business Group Adults with Medical Staff at Home

Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Breaches in cleaning and disinfection practices in the healthcare settings can be a significant factor in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections. Preventing contamination between the environment and patients is critical to breaking the chain of infection.

CDC and the American Nurses Association invite you to register now for a free webinar with continuing education. You’ll learn how collaboration between nurses and environmental services prevents and reduces the spread of healthcare-associated infections. Our speakers will cover the application of standards, guidelines, best practices, and established processes in infection control. 

  • Describe infection control techniques that reduce the risk and spread of healthcare- associated infections (HAI).
  • Identify unsafe practices that place patients at risk for HAIs.
  • Describe best practices for infection control and prevention in daily practice in healthcare settings.
  • Apply standards, guidelines, best practices, and established processes related to safe and effective medication use.


Kathleen E. Wiley, RN, MSN, AOCNS
Kathleen Wiley is an Oncology Clinical Specialist with the Oncology Nursing Society. Kathleen is a certified clinical nurse specialist, and has 15 years of experience in hematology oncology and bone marrow transplant nursing. Throughout her career, Kathleen has held positions in direct bedside nursing, clinical research nurse, and oncology clinical nurse specialist.  Her quality improvement interest areas include improving nursing sensitive indicator metrics and reducing readmissions among oncology patients. 

Dr. Hudson Garrett is currently employed as the Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for NADONA. He holds a dual Masters in Nursing and Public Health, a Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Post-Masters Certificate in Infection Prevention and Infection Control, and a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Policy. He has completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, and the CDC Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology program.

He is board certified in family practice, vascular access, moderate sedation, antibiotic stewardship, infection prevention, legal nurse consulting, and as a director of nursing in long term care. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care and the American Academy of Project Management.

Rick Garcia, PhD, RN, CCM, FAAOHN
Dr. Rick García is director of nursing education at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) where he facilitates the national dialogue on innovation in the education policy space. Dr. García holds a doctor of philosophy degree from Barry University with a focus in nursing research and a minor in nursing education; a master’s degree in integrated health systems management from Georgetown University; a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from the University of Miami, and an associate of science in nursing degree from Miami-Dade College. AACN serves as the voice for America’s baccalaureate-and higher-degree nursing education. Dr. García’s practice within the education policy arena focuses on facilitating the national dialogue on innovations in nursing education, curricula, and moving the discussion into action reflective of the national consensus as it relates to nursing education policy.