September 13 PFL Office Hour: Germs Live on Dry Surfaces

disinfecting a counter

Dry surfaces like door handles, light switches, and handrails are commonly touched. Proper cleaning and disinfection of surfaces helps reduce the spread of germs and the potential risk for infection. The upcoming South Dakota Project Firstline (SD PFL) Office Hour will review how to reduce the risk of infection on dry surfaces.

SD PFL Office Hour: Germs Live on Dry Surfaces
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 11:00 AM Central

Jess Danko

“Being able to identify potential risks in our day-to-day lives allows us to protect our patients, co-workers, and those who enter our healthcare facilities from infection,” explained Jess Danko, MHSA, RRT, LTC-CIP, program manager for the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC). “Simple infection control practices can help to mitigate germs and the infection risks that may be present.”

Healthcare professionals from across the state can register for the SD PFL Office Hour to join the open conversation format and discuss infection prevention and control practices. Held on the second Wednesday of the month, each session helps attendees recognize and address infection control risks commonly present in health care and community settings.

Cheri Fast, BSN, RN, CIC, LTC- CIP, SDFMC program manager, shares the healthcare acquired infection (HAI) knowledge she has gained from completing proactive infection control assessments and response (ICAR) for facilities across the state.  

SD PFL supports the HAI efforts by providing education on hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, and process improvements. Find the full list of training tools and resources on the SD PFL website