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  • Performing Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities following Best Practices

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/05/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation will discuss the key factors of sterilization that an infection preventionist should be aware of and the critical steps required for sterilization, including the required documentation. A sterile processing department typically utilizes both steam and low temperature sterilization.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2022

    Description: 

    Sterilization is an integral part of infection prevention in the healthcare setting and Infection Preventionists are responsible for ensuring that this complex process is performed safely and accurately.  This presentation will discuss the critical processes of healthcare sterilization based on the industry “best practices” as prescribed by the current AAMI Sterilization Standards, AORN Guidelines and CDC Sterilization and Disinfection Standards.

    The speaker will:

    • Examine the proper environment for sterilization activities to occur.
    • Explain why it is important to follow instructions for use (IFU).
    • Discuss the necessary steps for sterilization to occur.
    • Describe the documentation process.

    Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

    Susan Klacik

    IAHCSMM Representative, Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

    Susan Klacik is the IAHCSMM Representative to the Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), a role she's held since 1997. She is an active member of the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Guidance Advisory Board. With more than 35 years of Sterile Processing experience, Klacik has authored numerous articles and served as a contributing author to the IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual.  She is the author of the IAHCSMM publication’s column, “Inside Washington,” and the OR Manager column “Sterilization and Infection Prevention.” Klacik has been an international speaker on sterilization topics for over ten years.  In 2012 she was listed as Who’s Who in Infection Prevention.  She was the 2009 recipient of the IAHCSMM Award of Honor and received the IAHCSMM President’s Award in 1996 and 2003. Klacik has represented IAHCSMM for regulatory affairs.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • Onboarding New IPs: A Structured Approach

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/08/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation will focus on the importance and benefits of having a structured and standardized approach for orienting new IPs to their role and to the field of infection prevention. Having formalized new IP orientation checklists helps to ensure each IP has the basic training needed to function independently in their new role.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2022

    Description: 

    The field of infection prevention is consistently changing which presents a challenge for novice infection preventionists who are new to the discipline. Although infection control and prevention has evolved over the last 15 years, there are basic practices that every IP must know in order to function effectively in their role. For many novices, infection control and prevention can be an intimidating world to enter into. Many may not have an academic background or prior experience in infection control and prevention and lack formal training. They may be thrust into their role without direction and are still expected to perform at an advanced level. This can be challenging, as many IPs are forced to self-train, create duties and roles, or seek out other avenues for training creating knowledge gaps and ununiformed practices.

    This presentation will focus on the importance and benefits of having a structured and standardized approach for orienting new IPs to their role and to the field of infection prevention. Having formalized new IP orientation checklists helps to ensure each IP has the basic training needed to function independently in their new role. Strategies for organizing and scheduling training sessions will be provided. This presentation will share strategies and approaches from the infection preventionist training program at a multi-facility healthcare system that has been identified as a best practice by regulatory and accreditation bodies.

    Speakers will:

    • Discuss the importance and benefits of having a structured and standardized New IP Orientation.
    • Analyze strategies for organizing and scheduling training sessions.
    • Evaluate the role of IPs and IP Leaders in attaining a successful orientation-training program.

    Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

    Jocelyn Thomas, MPH, CIC, LSSGB

    Regional Manager of Infection Prevention, Memorial Hermann Health System

    Jocelyn Thomas, MPH, CIC, LSSGB is the Regional Manager of Infection Prevention for Memorial Hermann Health System. Jocelyn holds a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Public Health and an undergraduate degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology from Howard Payne University. 

    Jocelyn began her career in Infection Prevention in 2012 with Memorial Hermann Health System, and has been certified in infection prevention since 2015. She obtained her Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt certification in 2016. Her primary focus is in acute care, with diverse experience in critical care, oncology, endoscopy, dialysis, pediatrics, medical/surgical, perioperative services, and rehab. Furthermore, she has extensive experience in surveillance, regulatory reporting, and strategic planning. 

    Jocelyn manages a team of 13 Infection Preventionists: 4 facility-based IPs and 10 Surveillance IPs who are responsible for all healthcare associated infection (HAI) surveillance for the 14 Memorial Hermann hospitals. Jocelyn is passionate about patient safety, data analytics, and process improvement. She believes that better patient outcomes can be achieved by truly investing in a multidisciplinary approach that takes into account the clinician, the patient, the data, and applying innovation with the appropriate evidence-based practice. 

    Prior to becoming an Infection Preventionist, Jocelyn worked in pre-clinical and clinical microbiology. She is a native Houstonian who loves the Houston Rockets and enjoys singing and traveling.

    Maureen Nwani, MSN-Ed, BSN, RN,CIC

    Central Surveillance Infection Preventionist, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

    Maureen Nwani, MSN-Ed, BSN, RN,CIC resides in Houston, Texas. She currently works as a Central Surveillance Infection Preventionist at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston Texas. Her duties include surveillance of healthcare associated infections through chart abstraction, application of standardized criteria and data submission. Ms. Nwani has consistently contributed to the Memorial Hermann IP program, including taking a leadership role with the System IP Education Workgroup and has been instrumental in leading the education workgroup on the journey of standardizing the education and training tools for all IPs.

    Her background is nursing and prior to her role as an Infection Preventionist, she worked as a medical-surgical nurse at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, Texas and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital in Houston, Texas.

    Ms. Nwani received her Bachelors in Nursing at Texas Womans University, Denton Texas; Master’s in Nursing Education at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas and a degree in Zoology from University of Ife, Nigeria.

    Memberships: Certified Infection Preventionist through CBIC.

    Passion: Working as an infection Preventionist gives me the privilege of promoting evidence based best practices and improving processes for quality patient care.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • APIC/SHEA Partnership Program

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/13/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    APIC and SHEA remain committed to strengthening the relationship between the two organizations with ongoing formal dialogue and development of joint communications and activities. This webinar is an opportunity to hear directly from the presidents on what SHEA and APIC are doing together and what is on the horizon for 2020 and beyond.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2020

    Description: 

    Join us for our 4th Annual Joint APIC/SHEA Presidents’ webinar taking place on December 13th  from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST. Hear from  Hilary Babcock, SHEA president, and Karen Hoffmann, APIC president, for the annual presidents' update on the APIC and SHEA collaborative partnership. APIC and SHEA remain committed to strengthening the relationship between the two organizations with ongoing formal dialogue and development of joint communications and activities. This webinar is an opportunity to hear directly from the presidents on what SHEA and APIC are doing together and what is on the horizon for 2020 and beyond.

    Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

    Hilary Babcock

    MD, MPH, FISDA, FSHEA

    2019 SHEA President

    Karen Hoffmann

    RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC

    2019 APIC President

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: XX (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T: Strategies to Identify & Prevent Drug Diversion

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/21/2019

    According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 15% of healthcare workers are addicted to drugs of alcohol. These workers develop and feed their addictions through drug diversion. The statistics are alarming and represent the seriousness and scope of the issue of drug diversion in healthcare.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description: 

    According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 15% of healthcare workers are addicted to drugs of alcohol. These workers develop and feed their addictions through drug diversion. The statistics are alarming and represent the seriousness and scope of the issue of drug diversion in healthcare.

    Drug Diversion can play a critical role in patient safety including risk of infection, along with other factors (Possible Impaired Provider and Potential Increase of Patient’s Pain Level).

    • Abuse vs Diversion Definition
    • Efforts to Prevent Diversion
    • Patient Safety --- Infection Control
    • Strategies for Identifying & Preventing Diversion
    • Chain of Custody for Controlled Substances
    • Risk Analysis
    • Risk Management --- Using Audit Tools
    • Proper Disposal of Controlled Substances
    • Best Practices Reporting

    Learning Objectives:

    • Differentiate between Drug Abuse and Diversion.
    • Identify the Strategies Used to Prevent Diversion.
    • Identify the Patient Safety Issues related to Drug Diversion.
    • Identify the steps to take for a Suspected Diversion.

    Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

    Tonya Wagner, BSN, RN

    Senior Clinical Director, Clinical Services, AMSURG

    Tonya Wagner, BSN, RN is a Senior Clinical Director at Amsurg. She manages ambulatory surgery centers throughout the Southeast, the Mid Atlantic States, and the Midwest. Her law enforcement experience coupled with 19 years of nursing experience ignites her passion for Emergency Preparedness, Active Shooter, and Drug Diversion, and Infection Control. Tonya has served on APIC’s Emergency Preparedness Committee and was the Vice Chair. Currently, she is serving on the Education Committee. Tonya received her BSN from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: XX (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • NHSN Update Fall 2019

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/17/2019

    Hear directly from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subject matter experts on the most commonly asked questions and scenarios received from NHSN users.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description:    

    Hear directly from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subject matter experts on the most commonly asked questions and scenarios received from NHSN users. Do you have questions for the NHSN? Send them to nhsn@cdc.gov prior to the webinar.

    Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • Responding to Antivaccine Sentiment: Resources for IPs, Consumers and Policymakers

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/08/2019

    This webinar will provide IPs with an overview of the current vaccine landscape in state legislatures and highlight APIC Vaccine Activities during upcoming International Infection Prevention Week.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 2/1/2020

    Description: 

    This webinar will provide IPs with an overview of the current vaccine landscape in state legislatures and highlight APIC Vaccine Activities during upcoming International Infection Prevention Week.

    Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

    Lisa Tomlinson, MA, CAE

    Vice President

    APIC Government Affairs and Practice Guidance

    Liz Garman, CAE

    Vice President

    APIC Communications and Practice Resources

    Richard Capparell

    Associate Director

    APIC Government Affairs

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: Not available for this webinar.

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



  • Infection Preventionist Survival Guide for Observing a Surgical Procedure

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/26/2019

    In this webinar, we will discuss the operating room environment, so the infection preventionist will understand the importance of their role in this unique area and have the confidence to observe a surgical procedure.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description: 

    In this webinar, we will discuss the operating room environment, so the infection preventionist will understand the importance of their role in this unique area and have the confidence to observe a surgical procedure.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the importance of the infection preventionist (IP) role in observing surgical procedures.
    • Understand the basics of surgical asepsis.
    • Identify OR practices observed by the IP.
    • Define strategies the IP can utilize when gaps in practices are known.
    • Identify tools that can assist with surgical procedure observation.

    Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

    Jill Lindmair-Snell, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

    Multisite Director, Infection Prevention, Aurora Health Care

    Jill Lindmair-Snell has over 25 years of health care experience with 12 in infection prevention and control.  Currently, she is a multi-site director for Advocate Aurora Health in Southeastern Wisconsin. Previously, she was a sole practitioner at a short-stay surgical hospital and ambulatory surgery center where she developed a passion for SSI reduction by collaborating with the perioperative staff.

    Jill has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Carroll-Columbia College of Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, Certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology and an APIC Fellow. She is an active APIC member and is currently serving on the Educational Committee and is president-elect of her local APIC chapter. She is published in the Journal of Arthroplasty and AJIC.  She enjoys teaching and mentoring new infection preventionist.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

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    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
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  • The Changing Landscape of IPC and Quality Improvement in Home Healthcare

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/14/2019

    Home healthcare (HHC) agencies are providing increasingly complex care and serve as a critical link between acute care and independent residential living. The landscape in which HHC agencies operate is changing due to the development of several value-based purchasing (VBP) initiatives by HHS, changes in the CMS’ Home Health Conditions of Participation, and The Joint Commission’s focus on IPC as a national patient safety goal for HHC.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description: 

    Home healthcare (HHC) agencies are providing increasingly complex care and serve as a critical link between acute care and independent residential living. The landscape in which HHC agencies operate is changing due to the development of several value-based purchasing (VBP) initiatives by HHS, changes in the CMS’ Home Health Conditions of Participation, and The Joint Commission’s focus on IPC as a national patient safety goal for HHC. 

    This webinar will help IPs to understand and prepare for the changing landscape by:

    • Presenting a research agenda to identify best practices for IPC and quality improvement in HHC;
    • Describing trends in the HHC Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings (QoPC) data; and
    • Reporting results from a survey and qualitative interviews of HHC personnel
    • Describing the challenges to IPC and quality improvement in HHC and lessons learned.

    Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

    Ashley Chastain

    Project Manager, Columbia University School of Nursing

    Ashley Chastain is currently a Project Manager at the Columbia University School of Nursing, working on an NIH-funded study researching infection prevention and control in the home health care environment. She was previously the Project Coordinator for a CDC-funded study exploring barriers and facilitators to NHSN adoption in nursing homes. She is also a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) candidate, specializing in Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health, at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. Her research interests include infection prevention and control, as well as patient-provider communication.

    Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University

    Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA where her focuses on improving patient safety and quality of care, specifically focusing on prevention of healthcare-associated infections across different healthcare settings. Monika earned her master's degree in public health in 2007 and her doctorate in epidemiology in 2011 from the Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Monika has authored and co-authored over fifty peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. Most recently, she edited APIC’s text on Fundamentals in Statistics and Epidemiology in Infection Prevention. Monika serves on the editorial panel of the APIC Text Online and is also the Vice Chair of the APIC research committee.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • Measles and Mumps in the United States

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/18/2019

    In this webinar, we will review the transmission, infection, diagnosis, and prevention of Measles and Mumps. We will discuss controversies surrounding vaccination and strategies for infection prevention.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description: 

    Outbreaks of measles and mumps continue to occur in the United States despite widespread use of vaccination.  Unfounded fears about risks of vaccination have resulted in declines in vaccine uptake in some areas and resultant outbreaks of infection.  In this webinar, we will review the transmission, infection, diagnosis, and prevention of Measles and Mumps.  We will discuss controversies surrounding vaccination and strategies for infection prevention.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify the key components to a screening algorithm.
    • Describe the steps when an exposure has been determined.
    • List the symptoms and infectious period of measles and mumps.
    • Discuss vaccines for prevention.

    Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

    Rachel C. Orscheln, MD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Washington University

    Rachel Orscheln is a graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.  She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Washington University.  She is currently an associate professor of Pediatrics at Washington University.  She is the director of Ambulatory Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Director of the International Adoption Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  She is an active member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team and is the Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician liaison to the Bone Marrow Transplant Team. 

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • NHSN Update Spring 2019

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/23/2019

    Hear directly from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subject matter experts on the most commonly asked questions and scenarios received from NHSN users.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description:    

    Hear directly from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subject matter experts on the most commonly asked questions and scenarios received from NHSN users. Do you have questions for the NHSN? Send them to nhsn@cdc.gov prior to the webinar.

    Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.