Wednesday, June 12, 2019
“Something is Better Than Nothing” – The Evidence in Support of Better Cleaning Process
2:25 pm – 2:50 pm | Trade Show Floor Education Theatre
In today’s busy healthcare environment, the stakes are getting higher for better cleaning performance. The need to keep patients and residents safe through effective environmental hygiene should be paramount, but with so many competing priorities for cleaning resources, it’s tempting to compromise on cleaning processes. Can today’s leading disinfection products and equipment compensate for poor cleaning techniques and inadequate frequencies? Mark Heller will discuss and review the evidence to support how effective cleaning processes work in tandem with effective products and equipment to deliver effective outcomes.
Mark Heller, MBA, is one of the healthcare industry’s foremost environmental hygiene professionals. With a career spanning over 25 years of operations leadership, from small rural healthcare and single-site, long-term care to the formative executive leader of North America’s largest publicly-operated Environmental Services organization. Heller’s CV of Environmental Hygiene expertise, in over 570 health care facilities across Canada, is unprecedented. He was the formative National Chair of the “Environmental Hygiene Interest Group” for Infection Prevention and Control – Canada (IPAC – Canada). In 2016, he was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to the Council of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario. In 2018, Heller became a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Canadian Standard Association (CSA), who are creating Canada’s first National Standard for the “Cleaning and Disinfection of Healthcare Facilities.”