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HW USA Presentations: 

  • Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS provides a short comment on chlorhexidine research integrity, WHO recommendations for surgical antisepsis and FDA medical device approval.   Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) - Sept 14, 2017    
    https://youtu.be/W1XHZqqVuhs   Written Comment

  • Kavanagh KT.  Health Watch USA comments at the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on MRSA tracking and prevention, along with the need for a better definition of an "outbreak", the over dependance on hand hygiene and the importance of knowing the patient's microbiome.  Sept. 13, 2017.   YouTube Video:   https://youtu.be/fLT8fOZrfzw

  • Kavanagh KT. Health Watch USA comments at the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria regarding the United States missing goals for reducing MRSA and other resistant pathogens along with the need for a mandatory publicly reported comprehensive surveillance system to track multi-drug resistant organisms.  Jan. 25, 2017.  YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/hbdXX3a_OIY     Written Comments

  • Kavanagh KT. presents on preventable hospital mortality and how the context of the patient should not be used to lessen the severity of the event. In addition, the applicability of the foreign studies to predict the safety of the U.S. healthcare system is questioned.  Dec. 9, 2016.  YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/HRlfhxB-cQY 

  • Kavanagh KT. Health Watch USA Comments at the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.  "The committee needs to ensure that our healthcare institutions make the needed investments in prevention and patient safety, along with setting well-defined standards for screening, isolation, environmental cleaning, appropriate staffing and worker safety. "  Sept 19, 2016.  YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/RGlpKY1L-S4     View Written Comment

  • Kavanagh KT. Health Watch USA Comments on the importance of preventing the transmission of resistant bacteria between patients. In addition, the importance of nursing, worker safety and carrier surveillance was stressed. Attention was also drawn to polymixin B in topical over-the-counter antibiotics as a possible cause of resistance to colistin. Presidential Advisory Council for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. Jun. 21 2016. Washington DC. YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/t2LM9IuN7fQ   View Written Comment

  • Kavanagh KT. Health Watch USA Comments on the importance of preventing patient-to-patient transmission. Presidential Advisory Council for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. Mar. 31 , 2016. Washington DC. YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/-IB1qF1qP48   

  • Kavanagh KT. Health Watch USA Comments on chlorhexidine, surveillance and public disclosure of conflicts of interest in the confrontation of the antibiotic bacterial resistance epidemic. Presidential Advisory Council for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. Mar. 30, 2016. Washington DC. YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/iG1aQZftqb0  View Written Comment

  • Kavanagh KT. Health Watch USA Comments on research integrity, conflicts-of-interest, the need for firm standards, the tying of antibiotic stewardship to funds for antibiotic development and public reporting of antibiotic provider utilization data. Presidential Advisory Council for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. Sep. 29, 2015. Washington DC. YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/b67J-X5c8gU   View Written Comment  

  • Kavanagh KT. MRSA Surveillance, Concerns Regarding Chlorhexidine and Bacterial Resistance. SFAR (Stakeholder' Forum in Antibiotic Resistance) Conference. Oct. 9, 2014. Philadelphia, PA.  YouTube Video https://youtu.be/MC7ztSASvuc    Download PDF of Slides  View Video of Presentation

  • Kavanagh KT. Prevention of MRSA infections using surveillance, isolation and decolonization. Bluegrass Healthcare Coalition. Lexington, KY. Mar. 18, 2014. YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/w6MVNjJZxd0  View Video of Presentation

HW USA Presentation Topics & Power Points

  • Nursing and Healthcare Policy.     View PowerPoint

  • The Certificate of Need - History and Current Status.     View PowerPoint

  • Healthcare Transparency, how to shop for health care and resources available to the consumer.     View PowerPoint

  • Hospital Acquired Conditions and Never Events.   The history and rational behind the current public policy.    (See Testimony Section)

  • Public Reporting of Hospital Acquired Infections.    (See Testimony Section)

  • Healthcare Transparency, Public Reporting and Adverse Events     View PowerPoint

 

 
MRSA Picture

The pictures on the right and left are photomicrographs of
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).