Pharmacy OneSource to Provide Webinar With The Joint Commission about Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections

May 24, 2011

Pharmacy OneSource will be hosting a complimentary webinar with The Joint Commission on National Patient Safety Goal 7.  Louise Kuhny, ask Senior Associate Director of Standards Interpretation at the Joint Commission will be presenting during the webinar.

National Patient Safety Goals are standards that The Joint Commission has identified as having national significance.  National Patient Safety Goal 7 pertains to hand hygiene, multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), and surgical site infections (SSI).

During the webinar, Kuhny will be presenting information to help accredited organizations understand how surveyors evaluate National Patient Safety Goal 7 compliance, and will also provide information about strategies for reducing serious infections.


Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal 7: Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infection
Date: June 1, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

About Louise Kuhny:

“Louise Kuhny currently holds the position of Senior Associate Director, Standards Interpretation at The Joint Commission. Kuhny’s primary responsibility is assisting accredited organizations, surveyors, consumers and other individuals in the interpretation of Joint Commission standards. She is also a Joint Commission surveyor for the Hospital Accreditation Program. Kuhny has 20 years of nursing experience. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, she worked in hospital epidemiology, employee health and critical care at several Chicago area hospitals.

Kuhny is certified in infection control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and led an emergency services team for the Suburban Emergency Management Project (SEMP). Kuhny holds master’s degrees in public health and business administration from Benedictine University.”

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