3rd Quarterly Meeting – Aug 17, 2017

August 17, 2017
11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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Aramark Conference Center
2300 Warrenville Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Our next membership meeting presentation, "Novel Methods of Capturing Airborne Contamination and Pathogens in Hospitals," builds on new technology and ideas presented by our speakers at HESNI’s Conference in May. The meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at Aramark in Downers Grove.

Typically, today’s air purification systems struggle to capture airborne contaminants and pathogens. The mechanisms that control the movement of airborne contaminants prevent them from reaching an HVAC system's filtration and purification systems. Imagine now, a novel technology that would allow every patient in every ICU bed to reside in a cleanroom equivalent environment. The science of particle transport and transport mechanisms has ledSecureAire to the development of particle control technology for health care applications. Originally developed for semiconductor cleanrooms, it provides the ability to reduce airborne contamination levels by up to 99% and inactivate or kill captured but harmful pathogens, all without changing the design of current HVAC systems.

We welcome back our presenters, Dr. Mark Ereth, MD, Emeritus professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Don Hess, chief technical officer for SecureAire, LLC.

Presentation Objectives:

  1. Explore the relationship between infection, complications, and indoor air quality.
  2. Review current air purification technologies available for use in hospitals.
  3. Describe a novel method for capturing airborne contamination and inactivating dangerous pathogens.
  4. Characterize and report on the clinical impact of the implementation of these novel methods.

All HESNI members are invited to attend. We hope to see you there.

For Interested Meeting Sponsors: If infection prevention and control is one of your company's specialties or primary interests, and you'd like to get that message out, we invite you to become an August 17 Meeting Sponsor. Our sponsors help HESNI combine great education programs with social networking opportunities that attract strong attendance. Sponsors are recognized in every way before, during and after the event. Meeting sponsorship costs $500. For information, write sponsorship@hesni.org or call 708-636-5819. Or enroll online.

We thank these Quarterly Meeting Sponsors:



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