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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/21/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    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 Includes a Live Event on 10/17/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Maintaining Ongoing Ebola Preparedness When the Perception of Threat Has Diminished

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/15/2019

    The ease of global travel has increased the ability for infectious diseases previously thought to be contained within geographic borders, to be rapidly transported to new locations that may not be prepared to rapidly identify, isolate and treat these patients. Expanding the scope of infectious disease preparedness will provide healthcare organizations the leverage necessary to appropriately allocate resources, and maintain a program designed to prevent the spread of these diseases.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

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

    Description: 

    During the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in Africa, the threat of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) affecting populations outside of Africa was high.  Healthcare organizations around the world responded to the call for action, and resources were allocated to prepare organizations with rapid identification, isolation, transportation and treatment of patients under investigation for or positive for EVD. As the outbreak was contained, and the global threat waned, the perceived need to maintain preparedness also declined.

    The ease of global travel has increased the ability for infectious diseases previously thought to be contained within geographic borders, to be rapidly transported to new locations that may not be prepared to rapidly identify, isolate and treat these patients. Expanding the scope of infectious disease preparedness will provide healthcare organizations the leverage necessary to appropriately allocate resources, and maintain a program designed to prevent the spread of these diseases. 

    Understanding the types of infectious threats that may occur will help healthcare organizations evaluate their current EVD plan and transition to a plan that that can be applied to other high consequence infectious diseases. Acknowledging the need for continued preparedness, organizations can allocate appropriate resources, and maintain preparedness.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify three major components to perform a risk assessment on an old program.
    • List two key reasons ongoing readiness is important in today's health care world.
    • Articulate the potential financial impact this transition can have on an institution.
    • Identify key stakeholders that need to be engaged to ensure resource allocation is sufficient.

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    Tiffany Wiksten MSN, RN-CIC

    Manager, Infection Prevention, Rush University Medical Center

    Tiffany Wiksten MSN, RN-CIC, completed her Masters degree in Nursing from Loyola University in the Population Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety program and is certified in Infection Control.  She has been a nurse for 15 years, and has worked in Infection Prevention for over 7 years. She has diverse Infection Prevention experience including adult medical/surgical and ICU populations as well as specialty populations including NICU/pediatrics and BMT/hematology/oncology.  Tiffany is the program manager for the High Consequence Infectious Disease program at Rush University Medical Center and is an active member of the Chicago High Consequence Infectious Disease Workgroup.  She has participated in Ebola and High Consequence Infectious Disease training through NETEC, FEMA, SHEA and the CDC.

    • 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. 

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    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
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    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
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  • Understanding the Low-level Disinfection IFU – Streamlining Your Approach for High Reliability

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/17/2019

    This webinar provides insight to the infection preventionists looking for an answer to “How can I clean all of the equipment in my institution, safely and still pass an inspection”.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

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

    Description: 

    Thousands of equipment/devices exist across the health care continuum which require low level disinfection (LLD).  For each equipment/device there is a unique IFU, which may include cleaning instructions, as well a description of how to then perform disinfection. In the fast paced healthcare setting, it is impossible for a healthcare worker to remember all of these instructions, and equally impossible for a healthcare system to adequately support a unique cleaning method for each piece of equipment. This webinar provides insight to the infection preventionists looking for an answer to “How can I clean all of the equipment in my institution, safely and still pass an inspection”.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will understand the IFU as it relates to cleaning and how this applies to equipment that requires low level disinfection.
    • Participants will understand the science behind cleaning, why IFUs don’t always make sense.
    • Participants will learn how partnering with your key stakeholders can help ensure safe and reliable cleaning practices in low level disinfection.
    • Participant will understand essential components needed in a risk assessment for high reliability in low level disinfection.

    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.

    Sara Townsend, CIC, MS-HQS

    Infection Prevention Supervisor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Sara Townsend, CIC, MS-HQS is an Infection Prevention Supervisor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Sara has a Master’s Degree in Quality and Safety in Healthcare and a background in both secondary education and respiratory therapy. An active member of the Delaware Valley and Philadelphia APIC chapter, Sara has served on multiple committees and is currently an acting Director. She also is a member of the APIC Education Committee. Her special interests include, infection prevention in ambulatory and procedural areas, CLABSI, C.diff, and cleaning of the patient environment. Sara is passionate about engaging teams to work together to share infection prevention strategies to improve healthcare outcomes.

    • 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. 

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    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)

     
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  • Heroes of APIC: Driving Cultural Change Through Untiring Leadership

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Process Improvements and Culture Change Drive C. diff Decrease & Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship Nationwide Through Untiring Leadership

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

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

    Presentation #1:  Process Improvements and Culture Change Drive C. diff Decrease

    The Infection Prevention and Quality departments at MountainView Hospital combined evidence-based process improvements with an emphasis on front-line collaboration to significantly enhance safety for their patients.

    In early 2015, the team “de-engineered” the healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) their facility was reporting to identify specific improvement opportunities. Leveraging their varied medical technology, quality, and nursing backgrounds, Harsha Dave, Jan Olivas, and Lisa Schaffer then created processes to reduce HAIs across the board, with an emphasis on Clostridium difficile (C. diff).

    Using evidence-based guidelines, the team developed a C. diff testing algorithm designed to prevent unnecessary and duplicative C. diff testing. The algorithm was disseminated to all healthcare workers in the facility and medical staff leadership support for the project and appropriate testing was clear. The appropriateness of C. diff testing at MountainView has greatly improved and the facility’s C. diff rate dropped from 1.78 standardized infection ratio (SIR) in 2015 to 0.56 in mid-2016.

    Presentation #2: Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship Nationwide Through Untiring Leadership

    Marc Meyer has tirelessly leveraged his infection prevention and pharmacy expertise to become a recognized leader and advocate for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), driving improvements in his small critical-access facility, his community and nationwide.

    A pharmacist by training, Meyer assumed responsibility for his 25-bed hospital’s infection control department in 1995. “I saw an ideal marriage between clinical pharmacy and infection prevention,” Meyer said. “These departments really need to work together, especially in small hospitals.” Southwest Memorial credits Meyer and his department for a 60 percent decline in surgical site infections and a 30 percent decline in multi-drug resistant organisms.

    But Meyer knew that hospital-based efforts alone would not preserve antimicrobial efficacy. As a member of the Colorado Hospital Association’s AMS collaborative, he works with 26 hospitals statewide to improve stewardship. Extending his advocacy and leadership even further, Meyer has helped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Quality Forum develop ASM guidance documents.

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    BD is pleased to support the APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Program and the outstanding and essential work of the Heroes honorees in the field of infection 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.

    Please note CE is not available for this program.

    Harsha Dave, RN, BSN, BSMT(ASCP), CIC

    Vice President of Quality/Risk for MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Harsha Dave is a Vice President of Quality/Risk who is dedicated in providing quality, patient and family-centered care in hospital settings. She is committed to clinical excellence and a philosophy of “the Patient comes first”. Harsha is also very adaptable to emergency situations that require immediate intervention.

    Before becoming Vice President of Quality/Risk Management, Harsha spent four years as a Director of Infection Prevention & Control in which she helped restructure the Infection Prevention program that has resulted in a decrease in hospital acquired infections and increased patient satisfaction. Prior to this, Harsha spent ten years as an Infection Preventionist interacting with front line staff and educating them on the importance of preventing infections.  Harsha also contributed to the implementation of a comprehensive unit based program for CLABSIs and CAUTIs.  Harsha was also a part of the Surgical Unit based program that lead to decreasing surgical site infections. Harsha has spent eighteen years as a Medical Technologist working in Clinical Laboratory helping diagnose diseases.

    Lisa Schaffer, RN, CIC

    Infection Preventionist for MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Lisa Schaffer is an Infection Preventionist, who is dedicated to providing quality care in hospital settings. She has been a nurse 25+ years and has worked on Medical/Surgical units, Intermediate Care units and the Burn Care unit. Lisa with her quality team took the lead to create evidence based process to enhance the safety of the patients.

    Currently pursuing her BSN at Western Governors University (WGU).  Lisa has officially been working in the Infection Prevention world since 2011, however has always had an interest in preventing infections.  Lisa has been a member of HCA’s Mountainview Hospital since 2014.

    Marc Meyer, BPharm, RPH, CIC, FAPIC

    Director of Infection Control and Director of Pharmacy for Southwest Health System in Cortez, Colorado

    Marc Meyer, a clinical pharmacist, is Director of Infection Control and Director of Pharmacy for Southwest Health System in Cortez, Colorado. He is an APIC Fellow, and is board certified in infection control and epidemiology. He helped design and implement the Colorado Hospital Association’s 28-hospital SSTI/ UTI stewardship project. A UTI project he implemented in a two-state long-term care chain produced a two-day decrease in days of therapy and 27% reduction in UTI diagnoses. His clinic URI/UTI stewardship project for pediatric and adult patients increased penicillin use to 80% in URI treatments and decreased days of therapy in UTIs. He worked on the CDC’s Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals and was invited to post about small-hospital stewardship on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog. SHS’s stewardship program was highlighted in the CDC’s 2017 Antibiotic Use in the United States: Progress and Opportunities. HRET published a case study on SHS’s stewardship work. He has provided stewardship education at the APIC annual meeting, to the CDC, to the JC and groups in multiple states. He received a 2018 APIC Hero award for advocacy and influence at the local, state, and national level for his work on antimicrobial stewardship. Arjun Srinivasan, MD, the CDC’s Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs said, “Marc’s rare combination of infection control and pharmacy expertise, along with many years of service in a critical access hospital, make him an invaluable resource to us.”

    • 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. 

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    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
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    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)

     
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