Utilizing statistical process control tools and highly-detailed simulation for biosurveillance in intensive care units to control healthcare associated infections
Learning Areas:Biostatistics, economics
Communication and informatics
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Compare multiple statistical control charts used in surveillance of healthcare associated infections. Identify the properties that make statistical control charts effective tools for surveillance. Discuss the benefits of highly-detailed, highly-resolved simulation in healthcare facility settings. Explain why simulated biosurveillance can assist in improving healthcare acquired infection prevention and control plans.
Keyword(s): Biostatistics, Simulation
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am conducting my MPH and PhD thesis and dissertation on the topic of healthcare acquired infections, focusing on simulation of healthcare facilities. I have presented on multiple occasions on this topic to include APHA 2012 Annual Meeting. I am also a Medical Service Corps officer.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.