Medicine Grand Rounds: "Change One Thing, Change Everything"

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Medicine Grand Rounds: "Change One Thing, Change Everything"

Armando Nahum Co-Founder and President Safe Care Campaign

Friday, February 24, 2017
DHMC- Auditorium E
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences

Armando Nahum

Co-Founder and President

Safe Care Campaign

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium E, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Co-sponsored by the Section of Infectious Disease and the Department of Medicine

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

In 2006, Armando Nahum and his wife, Victoria, established Safe Care Campaign after three members of his family became infected in three different hospitals, in three different states over the brief period of ten months, culminating with the death of his 27 year old son, Josh. The organization and its website,, were created to bring a sharper focus on infection prevention within the American health care environment. The story of Safe Care Campaign’s work has been featured on many national and local television and radio programs, including the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, FOX News, CNN: The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and The Dr. Oz Show. It has also been featured in numerous articles in journals and publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Infection Control Today and CNN’s The Empowered Patient, and Infection Control Today. Armando has co-produced a patient safety video, which is the health care counterpart to the FAA safety demonstration that airlines are required to show passengers before every flight. He produced this in collaboration with, and support from, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), APIC and Kimberly-Clark. The video was created to be used as part of every hospital admission to teach patients how to insist on safe care through the practice of hand hygiene.

The Nahums have turned their family’s tragedy into a positive tribute to their young son. Armando’s educational presentations, “Hospital Associated Infections: What YOU Should Know” and “Change One Thing, Change Everything”, are intended to inspire hospital administrations and frontline caregivers to remind, provoke and motivate all who work in the continuum of care of their most noble challenge and moral duty to prevent these infections that annually infect more than 1.7 million and kill more than 99,000 patients in the United States.

Armando currently sits on the Georgia HAI Advisory Board and the Georgia Health and Human Services Antimicrobial Stewardship Board. Along with his wife Victoria, Marty Hatlie and Dr. Tim McDonald, Armando has launched the Healthcare and Patient Partnership Institute (H2Pi) to effectively train Hospitals to achieve the stated goals of CMS’ Partnership for Patients.

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