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  • Safe Injection Practices for Infection Prevention

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    This webinar will provide an overview of evidence based injection practices designed to reduce the risk of bloodstream infection for patients.

    • 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



  • Environmental Cleaning and Disinfecting in Long-term Care Part II: Using the Required Performance Improvement Project (PIP) Framework to Improve Cleaning and Disinfecting

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Keeping the healthcare environment clean and disinfected requires systems and a plan. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new Mega Rule requires the use of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) systems and plans. This webinar targets long-term care facility staff, and discusses how to use the required regulatory framework to develop an interdisciplinary cleaning and disinfecting in long-term care program.

    • 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



  • NHSN Update Spring 2017

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    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 HAIs. Detailed answers and guidance on how to navigate decision-making for reporting data into our nation's HAI surveillance system for 2017 will be provided. Do you have questions for the NHSN? Send them to nhsn@cdc.gov prior to the webinar.

     

    Meet the Speakers:

    Maggie Dudek, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Rebecca Konnor, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Lindsey Weiner, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Scott Decker, MPH, CHES
    , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    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 HAIs. Detailed answers and guidance on how to navigate decision-making for reporting data into our nation's HAI surveillance system for 2017 will 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.

     

  • Cleaning and Disinfection in the Long-term Care Setting: Where do we Start?

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    In partnership with the Illinois Department of Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is offering a complimentary webinar presented by Deb Patterson Burdsall PhD, RN-BC, CIC, FAPIC. Cleaning and Disinfection in the Long-term Care Setting: Where Do We Start? Keeping a healthcare environment clean and disinfected is a cornerstone of infection prevention and control. One of the main responsibilities of the infection preventionist is to be aware of and involved in all aspects of environmental cleaning and disinfection. This webinar targets long-term care facility staff, and discusses the basics of keeping the long-term care environment clean and disinfected using an interdisciplinary teamwork model.

    • 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



  • Heroes of APIC: Infection Reduction through IP team integration and patient safety culture

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Integration enables dramatic infection reduction & Reducing CAUTI through championing a patient safety culture

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

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

     

    Meet the Speakers:    

    Integration enables dramatic infection reduction

    imageKelley Boston, MPH, CIC, CPHQ


    Infection Prevention & Management Associates, Inc., and Memorial Hermann Health System 

    The skills required for infection prevention and safe delivery of care are not simple.  One of the roles of the infection preventionists is to help colleagues change processes and change behavior, but many of us struggle with effectively coaching frontline healthcare workers to improve performance.  Infection Prevention leaders are also challenged to train and mentor early career infection preventionists.  This session will share strategies for providing effective feedback to others to improve performance.

    Reducing CAUTI through championing a patient safety culture

    Chaz Rhone, MPH, CICimage

    Infection Preventionist, Tampa General Hospital 

    The presentation will highlight the journey that Tampa General Hospital is on to reach zero CAUTI across the facility. While there will be mention of many technical interventions, each was done with the intent of making a lasting cultural impact to sustain the interventions as highlighted in the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality Toolkit for Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Hospital Units: Implementation Guide. The target audience is any person involved with infection prevention, patient safety, or quality initiatives.

     

    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. 

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    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.

     

  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule - What IPs Should Know

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    In November 2016, CMS's new Emergency Preparedness rule went into effect, and some elements of this rule could affect the way the Infection Preventionist does their job. During this session, we will review the rule, what it means and describe some of the components that are most important to IPs and Preparedness professionals combined. Familiarizing yourself with this rule could help you become more streamlined with the efforts of preparedness in your facility, and ensure you are in compliance by its official implementation in November 2017. A win-win for everyone!

     

    Meet the Speakers:

    Caecilia Blondiaux - Health Insurance Specialist, Survey & Certification, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    Kristine Sanger, BS, MT (ASCP), CHPCP - Associate Executive Director, Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

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

     

    Description:    

    In November 2016, CMS's new Emergency Preparedness rule went into effect, and some elements of this rule could affect the way the Infection Preventionist does their job. During this session, we will review the rule, what it means and describe some of the components that are most important to IPs and Preparedness professionals combined. Familiarizing yourself with this rule could help you become more streamlined with the efforts of preparedness in your facility, and ensure you are in compliance by its official implementation in November 2017. A win-win for everyone!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the four core elements of the CMS Emergency Preparedness rule.
    • Explain how the rule will affect the Infection Preventionist in a healthcare setting.
    • Describe the benefits of exercise to the emergency preparedness professional and to the infection preventionist.

    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 OR: A close examination of 3 interventions

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Although surgical-site infections (SSIs) are currently the most common and most costly healthcare-associated infection (HAI) up to 60% of SSIs have been estimated to be preventable by using evidence-based infection prevention practices. Surgical site infections can manifest as a superficial infection involving only the skin or develop into a deeper infection and involve tissues under the skin, organs, or implanted material. The CDC and other organizations provide guidelines to prevent risks in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative periods. The epidemiology of SSI and risk factors associated with their development are important in understanding the types of patients that develop SSI. Surgical site infections are identified using standardized definitions from the CDC and are a component of a facility's surveillance program. These infections are part of the reporting system to the National Health and Safety Network (NHSN) and most state Department of Health's mandatory reporting systems. It is important that the infection preventionist and OR staff understand the definition, surveillance methodology and reporting structure in their facility.

     

    Meet the Speaker:

    Kim Delahanty, BSN, PHN, MBA/HCM, CIC, FAPIC


    IP Competency:Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2018

     

    Description:    

    Although surgical-site infections (SSIs) are currently the most common and most costly healthcare-associated infection (HAI) up to 60% of SSIs have been estimated to be preventable by using evidence-based infection prevention practices.   Surgical site infections can manifest as a superficial infection involving only the skin or develop into a deeper infection and involve tissues under the skin, organs, or implanted material. The CDC and other organizations provide guidelines to prevent risks in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative periods.  The epidemiology of SSI and risk factors associated with their development are important in understanding the types of patients that develop SSI. Surgical site infections are identified using standardized definitions from the CDC and are a component of a facility's surveillance program. These infections are part of the reporting system to the National Health and Safety Network (NHSN) and most state Department of Health's mandatory reporting systems. It is important that the infection preventionist and OR staff understand the definition, surveillance methodology and reporting structure in their facility. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the clinical and economic impact of SSIs on patients and health care facilities
    • Provide an outline of the evidence-based methodology currently employed by the CDC and the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for developing guidelines
    • Give a brief overview of infection prevention measures in the surgical suite: surgical attire, traffic control, instrument sterilization, disinfection of the environment, monitoring of the air-handling system
    • Understand the evidence related to and protocols for 4 process-improvement measures

    About the Speaker:image
    Kim Delahanty is Administrative Director Infection Prevention Clinical Epidemiology at UCSD Health System. Her expertise encompasses all facets of infection prevention and clinical epidemiology as well as tuberculosis control within healthcare settings. She serves as a government liaison as it relates to infection prevention and clinical epidemiology. Delahanty has held multiple speaking engagements including national and international invited and conference presentations on various topics in infection prevention and clinical epidemiology. She has conducted multiple media interviews on infection prevention and clinical epidemiology and serves on APIC's board of Directors. Delehanty served as chair of the California Department Public Health Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Working Group (CDPH HAI AWG) from 2005 to 2006. She is currently chair of the California Department Public Health Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Committee (CDPH HAI AC), where she has served since 2006.  

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

     

    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.

     

  • APIC/SHEA Partnership

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    APIC/SHEA Partnership

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 30 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2018

     

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    Meet the Speakers:

    Join Louise Dembry, SHEA president (Click here for full bio), and Susan Dolan, APIC president (Click here for full bio), for the first annual presidents' update on the APIC and SHEA collaborative  partnership. Last year, APIC and SHEA 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.

    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.

     

  • APIC Heroes - Winter 2016

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Teamwork in Healthcare And HOW to Make Changes & Improving Infection Prevention Through a Collaborative Approach

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2018

     

    Meet the Speakers:    

    Teamwork in Healthcare And HOW to Make Changes

    Sarah Lopez, RN, BSN


    Infection Control Nurse, HealthSouth Desert Canyon 

    Healthcare takes a village and improving and making changes also requires trust, thought and dedication. These concepts are what continues to fuel Sarah in trying to improve in both life and career. In this presentation, learn how to re-think, change and improve what isn't working as a group, value co-workers and work to make changes after research, staff input and movement as a team.

    Improving Infection Prevention Through a Collaborative Approach

    Shannon Davila MSN, RN, CIC, CPHQ

    Director, New Jersey Hospital Association Institute for Quality and Patient Safety 

    During the webinar, Shannon will share her experience as an Infection Preventionist (IP) and how she transitioned into her primary role from an IP in a small community hospital to a clinical quality improvement manager in a state hospital association, working to support over 70 different hospitals throughout the state. Shannon will highlight how in this role, she works closely with many different organizations to ensure that the principles of infection prevention are addressed through education, advocacy, and patient safety activities and efforts. To implement infection prevention collaboration at state level, there are many different strategies to use to engage stakeholders. These stakeholders include hospital leadership, front line clinicians, IPs, quality improvement professionals and patients and their families. Using the APIC IP competency model as a framework, she will discuss how an IP can adapt the core competencies and skills to develop strategies to engage those individuals and organizations in infection prevention work and implement evidence-based best practices on a large scale.  Finally, she will share some possible solutions to challenges that can arise when implementing large scale infection prevention collaboratives including partnering across the continuum of care, using data to drive action, sharing innovative ideas, and telling the stories of those that are effected by our efforts.

    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. 

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    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.

     

  • Heroes - Winter 2016

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Teamwork in Healthcare And HOW to Make Changes & Improving Infection Prevention Through a Collaborative Approach

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2018

     

    Meet the Speakers:    

    Teamwork in Healthcare And HOW to Make Changes

    Sarah Lopez, RN, BSN

    Infection Control Nurse, HealthSouth Desert Canyon 

    Healthcare takes a village and improving and making changes also requires trust, thought and dedication. These concepts are what continues to fuel Sarah in trying to improve in both life and career. In this presentation, learn how to re-think, change and improve what isn't working as a group, value co-workers and work to make changes after research, staff input and movement as a team.

    Improving Infection Prevention Through a Collaborative Approach

    Shannon Davila MSN, RN, CIC, CPHQ

    Director, New Jersey Hospital Association Institute for Quality and Patient Safety 

    During the webinar, Shannon will share her experience as an Infection Preventionist (IP) and how she transitioned into her primary role from an IP in a small community hospital to a clinical quality improvement manager in a state hospital association, working to support over 70 different hospitals throughout the state. Shannon will highlight how in this role, she works closely with many different organizations to ensure that the principles of infection prevention are addressed through education, advocacy, and patient safety activities and efforts. To implement infection prevention collaboration at state level, there are many different strategies to use to engage stakeholders. These stakeholders include hospital leadership, front line clinicians, IPs, quality improvement professionals and patients and their families. Using the APIC IP competency model as a framework, she will discuss how an IP can adapt the core competencies and skills to develop strategies to engage those individuals and organizations in infection prevention work and implement evidence-based best practices on a large scale.  Finally, she will share some possible solutions to challenges that can arise when implementing large scale infection prevention collaboratives including partnering across the continuum of care, using data to drive action, sharing innovative ideas, and telling the stories of those that are effected by our efforts.

    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.