Workshop Title: Preventing HAIs through Targeted Moments of Environmental Disinfection (TMED)
Theme: Preventing Infections by implementing new methodologies such as Targeted Moments of Environmental Disinfection (TMED)
Benefits of Attending: Improved understanding of the risk of the environment in causing HAIs, how preventing HAIs can lower the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections, and how better cleaning and disinfection at the point of care can lower the risk of the environment in causing infections.
Brief Summary of Content
• Addressing the risk of antibiotic resistance through infection prevention
• The role of the environment in causing HAIs
• Frequency of surface contact with high touch surfaces
• Disinfection at the point of care
• Targeted Moments of Environmental Disinfection (TMED)
Presented By Peter Teska, Infection Prevention Application Expert, Diversey Inc
Peter Teska currently works for Diversey Inc. as the Global Infection Prevention Application Expert. In his role he leads Diversey’s external research, provides customer support on Infection Prevention issues related to environmental hygiene, writes technical literature and documents, presents at Infection Prevention events, monitors the scientific literature related to environmental hygiene, provides technical support to the portfolio teams in development of innovations, and provides training to Diversey’s employees and customers. He has worked as a supplier to the Healthcare industry for 24+ years, having worked in a range of technical and product marketing roles in his career.
Teska has presented at a number of Infection Prevention events in the United States and internationally to Healthcare audiences in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK.
Teska has co-authored posters at a number of Infection Prevention conferences and has ten peer-reviewed publications that have appeared in the American Journal of Infection Control, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, and NanoLife.