ST. PAUL, MN — Ecolab Inc.
recently announced that it has assembled a roster of renowned infectious disease practitioners for an industry conference, according to the Business Wire
The roster includes:
- Renowned infection control expert Dr. Phillip C. Carling IV, director of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology at Boston’s Carney Hospital
- Karen Martin, director of infection control/epidemiology and environmental services for Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois
- Other noted infection control practitioners.
“Environmental services has too long been overlooked as a method to reduce healthcare acquired infections despite the studies demonstrating that improperly cleaned patient rooms elevate the risk of pathogen transmission,” said Dr. Carling. “Training, education and a systematic approach to cleaning have been shown to reduce environmental contamination, thereby helping to prevent these infections.”