Handhygiene: Spread ‘the word’ not the germs

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 Program Code :(PH-01-P01)

This activity is accredited for Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Accreditation Department, Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners for a maximum of 1.25 credit units.

Date: Thursday, 28th April 2016

Time: 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM

Registration opens: 12:30 PM until 12:55 PM

Registration fee: 30 QR. Cash payments can be made on the date of the session. Please arrive 30 minutes earlier for the registration process.

Venue: Al Emadi Hospital, 1st floor

Target audience: All healthcare workers 

Total participant intake per session: 20

Statement of need: This workshop is being held for all healthcare workers, as they should know the HOW, WHEN and WHY of hand hygiene for the safety of patients and their own selves. Also, Hand Hygiene is a recommendation by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and by World Health Organization (WHO) under the “Clean Care is Safer Care” Program.

This learning activity aims to:

1. Educate healthcare workers on Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and hand hygiene and emphasize the importance of hand hygiene in prevention of HAI;

2. Re-train the healthcare workers on the HOW, WHY and WHEN of hand hygiene and;

3. Ensure application of correct procedures for hand rubbing and hand washing through a demonstration and improved compliance to hand hygiene.

This will be a ‘blended’ activity with didactic and return demonstration components.

Mrs. Lucia Valdez-Speaker: Mrs. Lucia Valdez, RN, CPIC, Infection Prevention & Control Nurse,Al Emadi Hospital .

Mrs.Lucia C. Valdez is a registered nurse in the Philippines and in State of Qatar. She specializes in Infection Prevention and Control and is a noted HIV/ AIDS counselor. She is a holder of two bachelor degrees. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of the Philippines and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Colegio de Sta. Monica Manila, Inc. Prior to joining Al Emadi Hospital, Ms. Valdez worked at The Medical City (TMC), a premiere, Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospital in the Philippines as Infection Preventionist cum HIV/AIDS counselor. During her stint at TMC, she participated in hospital-wide hand hygiene project using the JCI Targeted Solutions Tools. Before becoming a nurse, she was employed at University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, a premiere health sciences center and training hospital where she had experience working on medical research projects funded by World Health Organization (WHO) and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Mrs. Valdez is an educator in infection prevention and control. She was invited on several occasions to be a guest lecturer in the Philippines.

Disclosure: Ms. Lucia Valdez has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship(s) in this presentation. No one else in a position to control content has any financial or nonfinancial relation(s) to disclose.

Requirements for awarding of credit: Registration and attending the activity, completing an activity evaluation and a self-assessment evaluation. Each attendee will receive one certificate of participation awarded a maximum of 1.25 CE points from Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners - Accreditation Department (QCHP-AD).


Timing Activity Responsible Person
5 mins Begin with the end in mind
Course Objectives and CME Credits
Irene Sambath
CME Coordinator
30 mins Fill the gap

Part I: Didactic

Hand hygiene: Spread ‘the Word’ not the Germs

Speaker: Lucia C. Valdez, BA, RN

Lucia C. Valdez,
10 mins Break
20 mins Sharpen the saw Video showing
Question and Answer
Lucia C. Valdez,
20 mins Take action Part II: Return Demonstration
(Group the participants into 10 persons per group)
Lucia C. Valdez,
5 mins Voice out…be heard What have we learned so far? Participants
End of session


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