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  • Heroes of APIC: Increasing Patient Safety and Containing Outbreak

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/21/2019

    Containing an Outbreak Through Preparation and Collaboration & Making Patients Safer Through Leadership and Innovation

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

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

    Presentation #1: Containing an Outbreak Through Preparation and Collaboration

    The infection prevention and control (IPC) team at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota effectively employed their experience and relationships to rapidly contain the largest state measles outbreak in 30 years.

    When Children’s identified the first measles case in April 2017, established IPC processes and systems gave the team a head start on containment. These included an “empty and ready” spreadsheet to track individual patient details, an electronic medical record that generated reports detailing potential in-hospital exposures, and the knowledge that Children’s staff was MMR-vaccinated. The organization mobilized by using the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS). “We designated a single process of communication and emphasized that HICS only works if everyone follows it,” Stinchfield said.

    The Children’s team also helped contain the outbreak statewide by partnering with the Minnesota Department of Health to assist with at-home patient management and sharing information about their interventions in statewide clinicians’ conference calls. Ultimately, the Children’s IPC team helped end the measles transmission within five months and a total of 75 cases, while also improving patient management and fostering IPC relationships statewide.

    Presentation #2: Making Patients Safer Through Leadership and Innovation

    Dr. Cindy Hou has systematically created and sustained programs that reduced rates of multiple healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) while improving collaboration around patient safety at her hospital system.

    Named physician chair of infection control for Jefferson Health New Jersey in 2012, Hou quickly determined that she wanted to expand beyond the Infection Control Committee to reduce HAIs. She established a task force to address rising Clostridium difficile (C. diff) rates that same year and followed annually with new task forces addressing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI; 2013), Sepsis on the Floors (2014) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI; 2015).

    Hou’s multi-disciplinary approach emphasizes leadership involvement and mutual respect to ensure task-force members’ engagement and long-term participation. The approach has generated impressive results: CLABSI rates at Jefferson Health have decreased from 1.8 in 2016 to 0.4 in 2017. CAUTI cases declined from 27 in 2013 to 17 in 2016. Antibiotic use decreased while the hospital-acquired C. diff rate declined from 5.1 to 3.0 in two years. A unique “Sepsis on the Floors” program—emphasizing recognition and management of hospital-onset sepsis—helped to decrease sepsis-associated mortality by 10 percent.

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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.

    Patsy Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC

    Senior Director, Infection Prevention and Control at Children’s Minnesota

    Patricia (Patsy) Stinchfield, MS, RN, CPNP, CIC  is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with 30 years in Infectious Diseases who specializes in vaccine preventable diseases and is board certified in infection prevention and control.  She is the Senior Director of Infection Prevention & Control and the Children’s Immunization Project at Children’s Minnesota.  

    She is a widely recognized specialist in vaccine-preventable diseases, having served as the first Nurse voting member of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in 2004 where she continues as a liaison representing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.  She is a long-time member of the CDC’s ACIP Influenza Working Group and the pediatric schedule group.  

    Patsy is an Executive Board member for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) serving as the current Vice President of the NFID Board whose mission is to educate clinicians and the public about infectious diseases and how to prevent them. She has published and is a regular lecturer in pediatric vaccine related topics including key topics in 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (June 2019 Publication scheduled in  PIDJ-218-685R2) Title: Measles Hospitalizations at a United States Children’s Hospital 2011-2017 and “The burden of influenza on children in the United States”  at the September, 2018 European Influenza Summit.

    Patsy is often sought for media comment locally, nationally and internationally.  She participated in numerous interviews including the BBC, The Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, NPR and MPR while leading the Children’s Hospital Incident Command response to the 2017 Minnesota measles outbreak. She has been instrumental in increasing the Children’s Minnesota award-winning staff flu vaccine rate to 94% without a mandate and has sustained that over several seasons.

    Jennifer Boe, BSN, RN, PHN, CIC

    Infection Preventionist, Infection Prevention and Control at Children’s Minnesota

    Jen Boe is an infection preventionist (IP) at Children’s Minnesota. Jen has spent her career in pediatrics, beginning as an emergency medical technician in the emergency department at Children’s Minnesota. Following nursing licensure, Jen worked as a staff RN in the PICU at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After returning to Children’s Minnesota, Jen continued to work as a staff RN in the organization’s two PICUs. Jen also worked as a public health nurse prior to transitioning to infection prevention and control. As an IP, her areas of focus include infection prevention in pediatric critical and emergency care, as well as laboratory, radiology, respiratory care, ECMO, and emergency preparedness. Jen earned a BS in microbiology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2004 and a BSN from the College of St. Scholastica in 2006. Jen has been board certified in infection prevention and control since 2016.

    Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, FACOI, FACP

    Infection Control Officer at Jefferson Health New Jersey

    Dr. Hou is an infectious diseases physician and the Infection Control Officer at Jefferson Health New Jersey.  She is also the physician chair for their hospital system’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Sepsis on the Floors Task Force, and Infection Prevention Task Force. Dr. Hou has lectured on sepsis and antimicrobial stewardship at the state and national level. She is the physician champion for the NJHA’s (New Jersey Hospital Association) Stewardship Collaborative, a state collaborative to promote guidance on use of antimicrobials and to reduce Clostridium difficile infections. She received her B.S. from Yale, her M.A. and M.B.A. from Boston University and her D.O. from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Lupus Asian Network (LANtern) of the Hospital for Special Surgery.

    • 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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    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

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  • Targeting Zero Infections in Hemodialysis Patients

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/14/2019

    This webinar will review the challenge of infection for dialysis patients and discuss proven best practices to prevent infections in dialysis facilities. We will demonstrate how engaged staff, partnering with an infection preventionist, can deliver high quality care according to industry best practice in the complex hemodialysis setting, help ensure regulatory adherence and promote optimal patient safety.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

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

    Description: 

    Infections among patients receiving hemodialysis continue to be major causes of morbidity and mortality despite recent advances in the science of infection prevention. Many infections are potentially preventable if caregivers adhere to proven best practices. Yet research suggests that many evidence-based interventions are not uniformly practiced in dialysis settings. This webinar will review the challenge of infection for dialysis patients and discuss proven best practices to prevent infections in dialysis facilities. We will demonstrate how engaged staff, partnering with an infection preventionist, can deliver high quality care according to industry best practice in the complex hemodialysis setting, help ensure regulatory adherence and promote optimal patient safety. Specifically, this webinar will provide attendees with tools and resources to help improve infection prevention practices of dialysis staff, including an overview of the CDC Core Elements to reduce BSI in dialysis patients, and available tools such as checklists and audit forms which can be used to assess current practice and inform quality improvement.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the mortality and morbidity of infections for hemodialysis patients
    • Describe the evidence-based policies and procedures that reduce infections in hemodialysis patients
    • Describe an algorithm of blood sampling on hemodialysis to minimize contamination
    • Understand an algorithm of hepatitis C screening for hemodialysis patients
    • Describe how the hemodialysis program can impact the organization’s healthcare-associated infection rates
    • Identify interventions that the infection preventionist can implement to reduce the risk of infection

    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.

    Alan S. Kliger, MD

    NTDS Project Chair, Yale New Haven Health System

    Dr. Kliger is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, and Vice President, Medical Director of Clinical Integration, Yale New Haven Health System. He is a member of the Standing Renal Committee for the National Quality Forum, and chairs the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety initiative, a national partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). He served formerly as Senior Vice President Medical Affairs, Chief Quality Officer, Yale New Haven Health System and Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven Connecticut. He is a past president of the Renal Physicians Association, and serves on its Quality, Safety and Accountability Committee. He is a past president of the Forum of ESRD Networks. He served as chair of the steering committee for the NIH Frequent Hemodialysis Study, a national prospective randomized study of in-center daily and home nocturnal hemodialysis, and currently chairs the steering committee for an NIH/NIDDK Consortium on Novel Therapies for Hemodialysis Patients.

    Tara Millson, DNP, RN, CIC

    Infection Prevention Consultant

    Tara Millson DNP, RN, CIC is a public health analyst and infection prevention consultant in Atlanta, GA. She has served on the executive board of APIC Chapter 118 and is a member of the national APIC Practice Guidance Committee. Tara earned her DNP in Infection Prevention from Loyola University Chicago in 2018 where her doctoral work was focused on reducing the risk of infection in hemodialysis. She has been certified in infection control (CIC) since 2016.  Tara has been the recipient of awards from SHEA and APIC for her work in infection prevention, and she is a published author in the field.

    Steven J. Schweon, RN, MPH, MSN, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC

    Infection Preventionist

    Steven J. Schweon RN, MPH, MSN, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC is a seasoned, board certified infection prevention consultant. He first became interested with infectious diseases while serving as an Army medic in South Korea, where he supervised a microbiology department that specialized in sexually transmitted diseases. He later worked on the high technology isolation ward at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, home of “The Hot Zone.” Prior to becoming an infection preventionist, he had 14 years of experience, and achieved certification, in critical care and behavioral health nursing. Steve has served on the “American Journal of Infection Control and Epidemiology” and “RN” editorial boards. He has authored / co-authored articles in peer reviewed publications, lectured / presented posters at national conferences, and presented national webinars. He is also currently serving on SHEA and AMDA committees. He was the lead author with APIC’s “Infection Preventionist Guide to Long-Term Care” and served as a faculty member for the AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care: HAI/CAUTI. He is also an APIC EPI Faculty member. 

    • 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)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



  • 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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    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)

     
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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:

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    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
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    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.