Keith Howard, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CIC
California Pacific Medical Center

Keith has been in healthcare over 25 years and is currently the Manager of Infection Control and Prevention for California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA.  Prior to Nursing, Keith was a Firefighter/Paramedic for more than 10 years As a Firefighter/Paramedic, Keith was a critical care flight paramedic aboard a hospital-based Life Flight Helicopter program and paramedic educator at UCLA Daniel Freeman in Los Angeles, CA.  As a registered nurse, Keith worked as an HIV/AIDS nurse at UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA; ED/Trauma nurse at Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA; ICU nurse at Scripps Mercy, San Diego, CA; Flight Nurse for Native Air Ambulance Phoenix, AZ & REACH Air Ambulance in El Centro/Concord, CA; and as an infection control nurse at Sharp Grossmont & Sharp Memorial, San Diego, CA. He obtained his BSN and MSN from the University or Phoenix and DNP from the University of San Francisco. He is board certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center as nurse executive and is certified in Infection Control.

Topic: Infection Control – Hand Hygiene and C.diff