Building the Business Case for Infection Prevention/Environmental Services Resources: Three facilities achieve success
August 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, 1:00 p.m. CDT, 12:00 p.m. MDT, 11:00 a.m. PDT
(75 minutes)


Meet the Speakers:
William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC
"Role of Environmental Services: What a CEO Needs to know"

Kathy Roye-Horn, RN, CIC & Marita Nash, MBA, CHESP
"It Takes Money to Make Money: A Lesson for the C-suite"

Debra Hurst, RN, BSN, CIC
"Partnering for Excellence"


IP Competency: Novice and Proficient

Duration: 75 minutes       

Available through: 12/31/2015


William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC will present data on the role of environmental services in preventing infections and the associated cost benefit.

Kathy Horn, RN, CIC and Marita Nash, MBA, CHESP will discuss their approach to obtaining the resources they needed to build a robust infection prevention program at their community teaching hospital. Using feedback from their hospital CEO, they will describe how their approach was viewed successfully by their 'C-suite'.

Debra Hurst, RN, BSN, CIC will present details on how Rogue Valley built up their infection control program from the foundation up with buy in from the fundamental departments including Environmental Services and Nursing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify desired program outcomes, relevant costs, and projected benefits.
  2. Describe a successful approach to obtaining infection prevention resources in a community teaching hospital.
  3.  Discuss the relationship between Mission and Margin.
  4.  Describe three ways that partnering with Infection Control can benefit the environmental services program.
  5.  Identify desired program outcomes, relevant costs, and projected benefits.














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