Next NH3E Meeting

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 
Geisel Conference Room 2
One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 

June 15, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


1. Introductions, News/Announcements

2.  Special Topic:  Hospital Disinfectants

- How do we sift through the various chemicals to know what is less damaging to the environment?
- How do we balance patient and staff safety with environmental safety?
- How has the introduction of high level disinfectants (HLD) like UV light, H2O2, and paracetic acid
   impacted organizations desire to utilize these technologies?  The nuclear option!
- Are HLDs the answer to the HAI problem?  Would we be better served by improving how we clean
   through training and staff development?

(Jay Welenc, Director of Environmental and Waste Management Services, DHMC will describe DHMC’s search process for disinfectant options and facilitate a group discussion of this important topic.)

3.  Waste Diversion: Reducing your Facility’s Impact

How to evaluate your current program, set improvement goals, change habits and measure success.  Landfill diversion and reducing regulated medical waste will also be discussed

(Zac Conaway, Manager of Waste, Recycling and Training , Waste Mgt & Environmental Svcs, DHMC)

4. Safer/Greener Materials Group Discussion:  Products that are – or aren’t working at your hospital 
Group tour of some of DHMC’s various flooring , fabrics, wall-guard materials, etc.

(Jay Welenc will lead the tour)

5. Peer Sharing/Other group discussion items:  Clean Med Conference report from attendees, locking soiled utility room doors, other?

6. Next meeting:  Date, location, topics?

(courtesy of DHMC)






For more info or to RSVP, contact Debbie Augustine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603 415-4256.