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  • Heroes of APIC: Combining Patient Safety with Advocacy & Influence

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/13/2019

    Engaging Multi-Disciplinary Expertise to Generate Sustained Improvements & Collaboration and Creativity Generate Dramatic CAUTI Reduction.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

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

    Presentation #1: Engaging Multi-Disciplinary Expertise to Generate Sustained Improvements

    By fully leveraging expertise from multiple departments, the infection prevention team at Excela Health effectively tackled rising Clostridium difficile (C. diff) rates at their three-hospital system.

    When a steadily rising C. diff infection (CDI) rate led Excela Health leadership to establish an internal target for reducing or eliminating the infection, the infection prevention team welcomed the creation of an interprofessional team to help improve patient safety. The system’s continuous improvement team leveraged LEAN methodology to bring everyone together and achieve their goals. “We knew we needed a broad range of expertise to achieve our goals and the LEAN facilitator really helped us stay on track,” Deborah Schotting said. 

    Excela Health’s CDI LEAN team created a comprehensive campaign focused on early identification and prevention of C. diff infections through appropriate testing, physician education, isolation/safety zone precautions, antibiotic stewardship, environmental cleaning, and staff and patient awareness. In addition to participation from nursing, pharmacy, laboratory, and environmental services departments, the Excela Health marketing and communications department created instrumental tools, team members educated nurses about documentation and process, and the system librarian identified key evidence-based resources. In just over two years, the system achieved a 43.8 percent reduction in healthcare-associated C. diff infections.

    Presentation #2: Collaboration and Creativity Generate Dramatic CAUTI Reduction

    The Infection Prevention and Control Team at University of Louisville Hospital developed a program emphasizing continual education, awareness, collaboration, and fun to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) at their facility.

    The team had made some progress in CAUTI prevention, but “we really wanted to hit a tipping point that would enable us to sustain progress,” Sarah Bishop said. This desire led to a facility-wide 2017 CAUTI-reduction goal. The team created a multi-dimensional campaign comprising quality improvement, education initiatives, and creativity to promote reduction of indwelling urinary catheter usage and increase adherence to a nurse-driven removal protocol.

    Throughout the campaign, the team emphasized collaboration and relationship-building across departments. Ultimately, the team’s creativity and passion generated a 34 percent decrease in CAUTI. Continual education, including through nursing orientation and preceptorships, is helping to ensure they’ve reached their “tipping point.”

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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.

    JoAnn Grote, BS, MT(ASCP)

    Excela Health, Greensburg, PA

    JoAnn Grote has been a registered medical technologist since 1971. She received her BS in medical technology from St. Francis College in Loretto, PA in PA in 1970 and graduated from Benedum School of Medical Technology at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA in 1970. She has worked at Latrobe Hospital for 48 years. In that time, she was the program director of Latrobe Area Hospital School of Medical Technology from 1992 – 2000.

    Deborah Schotting, RN, MSN, CIC

    Excela Health, Greensburg, PA

    Deborah Schotting has been a registered nurse since 1981. She graduated from Waynesburg University with a MS in nursing after graduating from Carlow University with a BS in nursing. She is currently a RN in critical care working in the Med-Surg and critical care units. Additionally, she works as an educator for staff development, a system nurse recruiter, and as an IPC practitioner since 2008.

    Crystal Heishman, MSN, RN, ONC, CIC, FAPIC

    University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

    Crystal Heishman is an Infection Preventionist at University of Louisville Hospital. She has a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and a Master of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University.  She holds a Fellow of APIC (FAPIC) designation and is certified in orthopedic nursing and infection control.

    Leah Oppy, MPH

    University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

    Leah Oppy is an Infection Preventionist at the University of Louisville Hospital. She has a Masters of Public Health from University of Louisville. She specializes in data analytics and process improvement.

    LaShawn Scott, MSN/Ed, RN, CCRN-K

    University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

    LaShawn Scott is an Infection Preventionist at the University of Louisville Hospital. She has a Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus in education. She is certified in critical care.

    Sarah Bishop, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CIC

    University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

    Sarah Bishop is the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University of Louisville Hospital. She has a bachelor of science in nursing from University of Louisville Hospital and a masters of science in nursing from Vanderbilt University. She has certifications as a critical care clinical nurse specialist and infection control.

    • 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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  • APIC/SHEA Partnership Program

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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 2019 and beyond.

    Meet the Speakers:

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    Keith Kaye, MD, MPH, FSHEA
    2018 SHEA President


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    Janet Haas, PhD, RN, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC
    2018 APIC President

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019

     

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    Description:   

    Join us for our 3rd Annual Joint APIC/SHEA Presidents' webinar on December 13 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST. Hear from  Keith Kaye, SHEA president, and Janet Haas, 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 resulting in 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 2019 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.

  • Peripheral IV BSIs: It's Just an IV, isn't it?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Every IP understands the importance and high priority of good patient outcomes and works to track and guide interventions that supports this priority. One outcome that we may be overlooking is Peripheral IV (PIV) bloodstream infection (BSI).Peripheral IV catheterization (PIC) is the most common invasive procedure performed on hospitalized patients. PIV insertion and maintenance provides a potential risk for a number of safety incidents, including microbial growth in the bloodstream, infiltration, leakage, catheter obstruction and phlebitis. This webinar will attempt to provide data on the prevalence of PIV BSI and definitions used identify them. Since most IPs are not vascular access specialists by background, we would like to provide education around the nuances of vasculature, guidance from vascular experts and potential bundles and education that can assist in decreasing our patient's risk for PIV BSI. Finally, we would like to explore patient advocacy and the potential voice IPs are going to have in the future of PIV BSI.

     

    Meet the Speakers:

    Christie Chapman, RN, BSN, CIC
    Infection Preventionist II
    University of California at San Diego

    Beth Gore, PhD
    Director of Outreach
    Association for Vascular Access

    Judy Thompson
    Clinical Educator and Past President
    Association for Vascular Access


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019

     

    Description:    

    Every IP understands the importance and high priority of good patient outcomes and works to track and guide interventions that supports this priority. One outcome that we may be overlooking is Peripheral IV (PIV) bloodstream infection (BSI).Peripheral IV catheterization (PIC) is the most common invasive procedure performed on hospitalized patients. PIV insertion and maintenance provides a potential risk for a number of safety incidents, including microbial growth in the bloodstream, infiltration, leakage, catheter obstruction and phlebitis. This webinar will attempt to provide data on the prevalence of PIV BSI and definitions used identify them. Since most IPs are not vascular access specialists by background, we would like to provide education around the nuances of vasculature, guidance from vascular experts and potential bundles and education that can assist in decreasing our patient's risk for PIV BSI. Finally, we would like to explore patient advocacy and the potential voice IPs are going to have in the future of PIV BSI.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss data on the prevalence of PIV BSI and definitions used identify them
    • Describe at least one concept around knowledge of vascular preservation in patients
    • Identify at least two ways to assist in decreasing our patient's risk for PIV BSI
    • Explore the potential voice IPs are going to have in the future of PIV BSI

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

    Nursing contact hours: 1

    What is required to get CNE?

    To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety andcomplete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of futureprogramming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word youwrite.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computerimmediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided atthe conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is completeyou will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

    Accreditation Statement:
    Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology,Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing educationby the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission onAccreditation.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registerednurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or theAmerican Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed ordiscussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

    This program is made possibleby an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.

     

    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 2018

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Hear directly from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subject matter experts on several commonly asked questions and scenarios received from NHSN users reporting HAIs. Topics will include updates on CLABSI exclusions for 2019, Annual Facility Surveys, and information on the upcoming PedVAE module and Outpatient Procedure Component. Do you have questions for the NHSN? Send them to nhsn@cdc.gov prior to the webinar.

     

    Meet the Speakers:

    NHSN Subject Matter Experts


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019

     

    Description:    

    Hear directly from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subject matter experts on several commonly asked questions and scenarios received from NHSN users reporting HAIs. Topics will include updates on CLABSI exclusions for 2019, Annual Facility Surveys, and information on the upcoming PedVAE module and Outpatient Procedure Component. 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 onelocation and an unlimited number of participants from your organizationin one listening room.

    Nursing contact hours: 1

    What is required to get CNE?

    To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety andcomplete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of futureprogramming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word youwrite.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computerimmediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided atthe conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is completeyou will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

    Accreditation Statement:
    Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology,Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing educationby the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission onAccreditation.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registerednurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or theAmerican Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed ordiscussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

     

    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 Infection Preventionist' Role in the Implementation of SSI Prevention Bundles

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    SSIs pose significant patient morbidity and mortality and are among the most common health care associated infections. IPs have an important role in the prevention of SSI beyond SSI surveillance. IPs should have expert knowledge and understanding of the new CDC guidelines, along with existing and future prevention guidelines, and should serve as leaders in the implementation of best practices and prevention bundles. Implementation of new and existing guidelines in SSI prevention requires thoughtful and careful collaboration with several interprofessional and interdisciplinary teams. IPs can serve as leaders in bringing these teams together to ensure best practice.

     

    Meet the Speakers:

    Michael Anne Preas MS, RN, CIC, FAPIC
    Infection Control Practitioner
    University of Maryland Medical Center


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019

     

    Description:    

    SSIs pose significant patient morbidity and mortality and are among the most common health care associated infections. IPs have an important role in the prevention of SSI beyond SSI surveillance. IPs should have expert knowledge and understanding of the new CDC guidelines, along with existing and future prevention guidelines, and should serve as leaders in the implementation of best practices and prevention bundles. Implementation of new and existing guidelines in SSI prevention requires thoughtful and careful collaboration with several interprofessional and interdisciplinary teams. IPs can serve as leaders in bringing these teams together to ensure best practice. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the major components to the Update to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection (2017) 
    • Define the current best practice bundles for the prevention of SSIs 
    • Describe the role of the infection preventionist in bundle implementation 
    • Identify process improvement tools to assist the IP in leading multi-disciplinary teams in implementing bundled SSI reduction strategies. 

    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.

    Nursing contact hours: 1

    What is required to get CNE?

    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.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computer immediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided atthe conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

    Accreditation Statement:
    Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology,Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing educationby the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

    This program is made possible by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.

  • What's New: An APIC Update on Congress and the Regulatory Agencies

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    APIC Government Affairs staff summarize the latest updates on federal regulations and legislation impacting the role of infection prevention and control.

     

    Meet the Speakers:

    Lisa Tomlinson, MA, CAE
    VP, Government Affairs and Practice Guidance
    APIC

    Nancy Hailpern
    Director, Regulatory Affairs
    APIC

    Rich Capparell
    Representative, Legislative Affairs
    APIC


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 10/28/2018

     

    Description:    

    APIC Government Affairs staff will summarize the latest updates on federal regulations and legislation impacting the role of infection prevention and control.

    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.

    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.

  • Preparing for Your Hepatitis A Outbreak - Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood!

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Several states have been involved in an outbreak of Hepatitis A (HAV), concentrated in populations of homeless, drug users, and contacts of those individuals. The rapid growth of the outbreak once it infiltrates local communities has been overwhelming local resources and has required measures to attempt containment and control that differ from those previously used in HAV outbreaks. This presentation will describe lessons learned in this outbreak, providing possible assistance to IPs, public health workers, and communities that will experience this outbreak in the future.


    Meet the Speaker:

    Ruth Carrico, PhD, DNP, APRN
    Associate Professor
    University of Louisville School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

    Terrie B. Lee, RN, MS, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
    Director, Infection Prevention and Employee Health
    Charleston Area Medical Center


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019

     

    Description:    

    Several states have been involved in an outbreak of Hepatitis A (HAV), concentrated in populations of homeless, drug users, and contacts of those individuals. The rapid growth of the outbreak once it infiltrates local communities has been overwhelming local resources and has required measures to attempt containment and control that differ from those previously used in HAV outbreaks.  This presentation will describe lessons learned in this outbreak, providing possible assistance to IPs, public health workers, and communities that will experience this outbreak in the future.



    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe unique characteristics of the current multi-state HAV outbreak.
    • Review lessons learned from the HAV outbreak that could be useful in planning for the spread of the outbreak to new locations.
    • Plan for HAV outbreak management in future settings.

    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.

    Nursing contact hours: 1

    What is required to get CNE?

    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.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computer immediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided at the conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

     

  • Infection Prevention Practices on the Healthcare Frontier: Emerging Models of Ambulatory Care

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The dramatic shift of healthcare delivery to outpatient settings is accelerating. Within three years, it is expected that revenue from ambulatory or outpatient care will nearly double the revenue of inpatient acute care for most hospital systems (Truven, 2016). This session will examine projected growth over the next decade, as derived from analytical sources. This growth is across broad specialties and in varied settings including micro-hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency departments, urgent care, and other outpatient locations. Advanced surgeries once thought to only be within the realm of inpatient acute care hospitals and involve several days of post-operative stay, are now being done on the same day with minimally-invasive techniques. This presents clear benefits as to patient experience and may limit risk of infection, but also this creates diverse challenges for the IP, such as lack of staff knowledge and insufficient resources to properly review practices. The need for oversight is highlighted by several ambulatory outbreaks in the last 40 years. Some of the earliest were Hepatitis B infections in outpatient hemodialysis patients, published in 1976. There have been many preventable transmissions of Hepatitis C due to unsafe injection practices. In addition, other organisms such as nontuberculous mycobacteria, Group A Strep, MRSA, Tsukamurella, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, and Streptococcus salivarius have caused infections. In the past, IPs could focus efforts on one main hospital but now they may be tasked with multiple facilities spread across broad geographies. Leading larger health systems have devoted staff specifically to ambulatory or outpatient settings. APIC and other organizations including CDC, ASHE, and SHEA have developed tools and other resources to assist. This presentation will review key findings and guidance from these multiple sources.



    Meet the Speaker:

    Constance Cutler
    Manager, Infection Prevention
    MacNeal Hospital


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019

     

    Description:    

    The dramatic shift of healthcare delivery to outpatient settings is accelerating. Within three years, it is expected that revenue from ambulatory or outpatient care will nearly double the revenue of inpatient acute care for most hospital systems (Truven, 2016).   This session will examine projected growth over the next decade, as derived from analytical sources. This growth is across broad specialties and in varied settings including micro-hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency departments, urgent care, and other outpatient locations.   Advanced surgeries once thought to only be within the realm of inpatient acute care hospitals and involve several days of post-operative stay, are now being done on the same day with minimally-invasive techniques. This presents clear benefits as to patient experience and may limit risk of infection, but also this creates diverse challenges for the IP, such as lack of staff knowledge and insufficient resources to properly review practices.   The need for oversight is highlighted by several ambulatory outbreaks in the last 40 years. Some of the earliest were Hepatitis B infections in outpatient hemodialysis patients, published in 1976. There have been many preventable transmissions of Hepatitis C due to unsafe injection practices. In addition, other organisms such as nontuberculous mycobacteria, Group A Strep, MRSA, Tsukamurella, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, and Streptococcus salivarius have caused infections.    In the past, IPs could focus efforts on one main hospital but now they may be tasked with multiple facilities spread across broad geographies. Leading larger health systems have devoted staff specifically to ambulatory or outpatient settings. APIC and other organizations including CDC, ASHE, and SHEA have developed tools and other resources to assist. This presentation will review key findings and guidance from these multiple sources.


    Learning Objectives:

    • List trends and project growth in ambulatory/outpatient care across broad specialties and in varied settings.
    • Describe the typical patient profile, procedural capabilities, physical environment, and staffing structure of these locations and their relationship to traditional hospital systems.
    • Identify strategies, best practices, and practical tools to support patient safety for IPs working in these new settings.

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

    Nursing contact hours: 1

    What is required to get CNE?

    To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety andcomplete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of futureprogramming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word youwrite.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computerimmediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided atthe conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is completeyou will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

    Accreditation Statement:
    Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology,Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing educationby the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission onAccreditation.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registerednurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or theAmerican Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed ordiscussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

     

  • NHSN Update Spring 2018

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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 reporting BSIs. Detailed answers and guidance on CDI testing and analysis will also be provided. Do you have questions for the NHSN? Send them to nhsn@cdc.gov prior to the webinar.


    Meet the Speakers:

    NHSN Subject Matter Experts


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019

     

    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 reporting BSIs. Detailed answers and guidance on CDI testing and analysis will also be provided. 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.

    Nursing contact hours: 1

    What is required to get CNE?

    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.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computer immediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided at the conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

     

  • Infection Prevention in the Ambulatory Care Setting – Meeting the Challenge

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The discussion will include infection prevention program development, practice goals, review of disinfection and sterilization, environmental services/hygiene, safety practices, participating in quality improvement and promoting employee health. Areas of deficiency commonly seen in the outpatient setting will also be discussed.​

    IP Competency: Novice

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

    Description: 

    Ambulatory care visits are increasing in significant numbers. More than ¾ of surgical procedures done in the United States are done in ASC’s or outpatient settings. Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) remain a significant patient risk regardless of the setting. Infection Preventionists can have an impact on the quality of care patients and staff members receive in these settings.  A review of various ambulatory settings will be discussed as well as how to develop a toolkit to address the infection prevention needs of these various setting. The discussion will include infection prevention program development, practice goals, review of disinfection and sterilization, environmental services/hygiene, safety practices, participating in quality improvement and promoting employee health. Areas of deficiency commonly seen in the outpatient setting will also be discussed.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand what constitutes an ambulatory care setting.
    • Define the Infection Preventionist’s role in these alternate care settings.
    • Learn how to develop a toolkit for implementing an effective infection prevention program in ambulatory care.
    • Discover common issues found during surveys in outpatient settings.

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    Mary Sibulsky, RN

    Manager, International Eye Institute

    Mary Sibulsky, RN has been involved in nursing for many years with experience in ambulatory care management and infection prevention for the past 28, in addition to being an AAAHC surveyor since 2007.  She has federally specialized training in Incident Command Systems, National Incident Management systems and experience working in disaster response including nursing management of special needs shelters.  A passion for infection prevention and education has led her to be involved in her local APIC chapter, including serving on the board and conference planning committee, as well as participating on the national APIC Annual Conference Committee.  She has presented at APIC and ASC meetings on the state and national level on topics such as Disaster Response, Surviving Your Facility’s Survey, and Infection Prevention in Challenging Settings.  She currently works as the manager of the International Eye Institute and travels to Latin America many times a year to work with surgical mission teams.

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