Text Size



    Recognition and Resolution of Duodenoscope-Associated Multi-Drug Resistant Organism Transmission at Virginia Mason Medical Center

    Hosted by Qualis Health's Healthcare-Associated Infection team.



    Virginia Mason recently made headlines with their disclosure regarding transmission of a drug-resistant organism to patients through duodenoscopes used in advanced therapeutic endoscopy procedures at its Seattle hospital. Qualis Health and the Washington State Hospital Association, in partnership with Virginia Mason, invite you to an important webinar to hear the rest of the story. In this webinar, Andy Ross MD, Section Head of Department of Gastroenterology and Michael Gluck MD, Chief of Medicine of Virginia Mason Medical Center, will:

    • Describe how the hospital identified potential transmission of organisms
    • Discuss the key strategies and steps in detecting potential sources of transmission
    • Outline actions taken to stop transmission and important changes the hospital implemented to assure patient safety
    • Share lessons learned and recommendations for other hospitals

    Intended Audience
    Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Infection Preventionists, Quality Managers, Sterile Processing Managers, Risk Managers, Gastroentrology service line providers and staff, and others.

    Andy Ross, MD
    Section Head of Department of Gastroenterology
    Virginia Mason Medical Center

    Michael Gluck, MD
    Chief of Medicine
    Virginia Mason Medical Center