Strategic partner sponsor: Healthcare Surface Consulting LLC

Saving lives by addressing the critical role of surfaces in healthcare

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Healthcare Surface Consulting

The only consulting firm focused on surfaces, the science of surfaces, and how they contribute to the spread of infection.

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Linda is the President of Healthcare Surface Consulting and a Healthcare Surface Expert. She has enjoyed a 16-year career passionately crusading to awaken, inspire, and educate people on the impact of surfaces in the spread of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). Her mission is to save lives by engaging with healthcare and design professionals to address the critical relationship between healthcare surfaces and HAIs.

 Linda Lybert, President Healthcare Surface Consulting  www.healthcaresurfaceconsulting.com

Linda Lybert, President
Healthcare Surface Consulting
www.healthcaresurfaceconsulting.com

The Seven Aspects of Surface Selection

Healthcare Surface Consulting looks at the whole picture of surface selection by thoroughly evaluating every aspect critical to infection prevention:

  1. Materials and textiles
  2. Surface assemblies
  3. Microbiology
  4. Location
  5. Human behavior
  6. Cleaning and disinfection
  7. Manufacturer warnings

It is not enough to learn every physical characteristic of a given surface material or even all surface materials. It is not enough to become an expert in the latest disinfection agents and protocols. This data must be combined with an understanding of the patient care process and insight into human behavior patterns. Only by bringing all these aspects together to form a comprehensive understanding of the issues can we begin to develop the sweeping changes that will be required to make a significant reduction in the rate of infection.

Disclosure: Healthcare Surface Consulting president Linda Lybert is also the founder and executive director of the Healthcare Surfaces Summit non-profit organization. Healthcare Surface Consulting LLC has been a contributing sponsor and strategic partner to the Summit since its inception in 2015.