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Reduction in CAUTI Rates: Practical Solutions for Improvement

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Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT.

The broad objectives for the webinar are as follows:

  • Discuss common hospital practices that contribute to increased CAUTI rates.
  • Describe practical strategies for improvement in CAUTI rates.
  • Describe the role of physician engagement in the prevention of CAUTI.

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Presenter: Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, is the Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.

His research focuses on patient safety, implementation science, and medical decision-making. He has authored approximately 320 peer-reviewed papers with over 110 appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, or the Annals of Internal Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of 7 peer-reviewed journals including the Annals of Internal Medicine, is a Special Correspondent to the New England Journal of Medicine, and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Detroit News, and Detroit Free Press, and has given a TEDx talk on culture change in healthcare. He is also the lead author of a book published by Oxford University Press entitled: “Preventing Hospital Infections: Real-World Problems, Realistic Solutions.” In 2016, he received the Mark Wolcott Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs as the National VA Physician of the Year and was elected as an international honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London).

He received his Medical Doctorate from UCLA, completed a medical residency and chief residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), and obtained a Masters in Public Health (as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar) from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been a visiting professor at over 75 universities and hospitals in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and has active research studies underway with investigators in Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Australia, and Thailand.