Sponsored Programme

Wednesday 15 September

Room 4The Essential Bundle & Evidence In SSI Prevention
08:00 – 08:30The essential bundle & evidence in SSI preventionProf. Marja Boermeester
(The Netherlands)
08:30 – 08:45Speaker & Audience DiscussionProf. Marja Boermeester
(The Netherlands)
Plenary BHand Hygiene and Covid-19: New Challenges
Saraya Integrated Symposium
09:00 - 10:30Use and perception of alcohol-based handrub in the community and the healthcare settingsDr Pierre Parneix, Bordeaux
Hospital University Center
09:00 - 10:30Is alcohol-based handrub efficacious against Covid-19? How about quality control and cost-effectiveness?Prof Miranda Suchomel,
Medical University of Vienna
09:00 - 10:30Local production of and distribution of alcohol-based handrub: what went wrong worldwide?Lisa Heckmann,
World Health
09:00 - 10:30Hand hygiene misinformation and panic researchAlexandra Peters,
Université de Genève
Plenary BHuman factors in infection control – focus on CRBSI prevention
3M Integrated Symposium
Chairmen: Dr Vladimir Jaksic, Scientific Affairs Manager 3M, Serbia
11:45 - 13:00WelcomeDr Vladimir Jaksic, Serbia
11:45 - 13:00Human factors in infection control – an introductionMr Neil Wigglesworth - Director of infection prevention and control, East Kent NHS Foundation Trust, UK
11:45 - 13:00CRBSI prevention bundle of care and the reflection on the role of human factors Dr Philippe Eggimann - Expert in intensive care and infection diseases & prevention at the University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland
11:45 - 13:00’Compliance – a magic word’

Patrick van de Poel , Infection control specialist, Zuyderland Medical Centre,

The Netherlands

Thursday 16 September

Plenary BWhat if…: issues we shouldn’t forget during the pandemic
Dr Schumacher GmbH Integrated Symposium
16:15 - 16:35“It doesn’t matter if it’s COVID – back to the basics of hygiene!”

Dr Sebastian Werner,

16:35 – 16:55“Significance of biofilms in clinical settings – urology, wounds, implants, surfaces…”Dr Florian H.H. Brill,
16:55 – 17:15“When the cats are away, the mice will play - a reminder of forgotten viruses”

Dr Maren Eggers, Germany

Room 4Implementing Innovative Hand Hygiene Compliance Measurement System to Improve Clinical Outcomes: Hands-On Workshop
Ecolab Workshop
17:30 - 18:30Leading health organisations have stated that hand hygiene is the most important measure to prevent spread of infection. It is also the simplest, most effective method for preventing healthcare associated infections (HAIs). However, studies show that healthcare workers are compliant less than 40% of the time.*

The Ecolab Premium Hand Hygiene Program can help your hospital achieve and sustain compliance to prevent the spread of HAIs by combining infection prevention consultancy with efficacious products, modern technology and data-driven insights.
Ecolab’s Premium solution introduced electronic compliance measurement to give hospitals accurate data and visibility to reach and sustain improved compliance levels by:
· Creating a patient zone around the bed using a sensor to capture hand hygiene opportunities.
· Accurately collecting Hand Hygiene events through soap and alcohol dispensers.
· Gently nudging healthcare staff to perform Hand Hygiene.
· Providing actionable insights via an online portal, available 24/7.

In this workshop, 3 topics will be covered in a rotational format. At Station 1, there will be an interactive demonstration of how the system operates in a “mock” patient room setting and participants will experience the system in clinical scenarios. Station 2 will be focused on improvement work based on data collected through the system, with focus on WHO multimodal approach. (training, feedback and promotion) Finally, Station 3 will offer an opportunity to talk about outcomes and business case creation for implementing such a program.

*Erasmus V, Daha TJ, Brug H, et al., Systematic review of studies on compliance with hand hygiene guidelines in hospital care. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020;31:283-294.