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  • What You Need to Know About the TAP Report

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    In this presentation, experts from the CDC will introduce the ability to use the NHSN analysis output options to create a report for targeting HAI prevention efforts called TAP Reports. They will describe the metrics used within the TAP Report and provide a demonstration on how to generate them.

    Meet the Speakers:

    Rashad Arcement, MSPH
    CDC Contractor (CACI) Public Health Analyst
     
    Carolyn Gould, MD, MSCR
    Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


    IP Competency:  Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes     

     

    In this presentation, experts from the CDC will introduce the ability to use the NHSN analysis output options to create a report for targeting HAI prevention efforts called TAP Reports. They will describe the metrics used within the TAP Report and provide a demonstration on how to generate them.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Overview of the metrics used in the TAP Report

    • Review the steps for running Facility TAP Reports

    • Explain how to interpret the data represented in TAP Reports Demonstration: Generating TAP Reports

    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.

  • Environmental Cleaning Roles & Responsibilities

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Who is responsible for cleaning the patient care environment and the equipment contained therein for an acute care facility? This question has been asked for years. Usually, the response is "housekeeping!" Not necessarily. So we have developed a comprehensive document that provides the answers to those questions.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Marti C. Craighead, MBA, RN, CIC
    Infection Prevention Specialist, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    St. Louis, Missouri


    IP Competency: Novice

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

     

    Description:   

    Who is responsible for cleaning the patient care environment and the equipment contained therein for an acute care facility? This question has been asked for years. Usually, the response is "housekeeping!" Not necessarily. So we have developed a comprehensive document that provides the answers to those questions.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define the roles and responsibilities of environmental cleaning.
    • Describe how roles and responsibilities for cleaning the patient and work environment are assigned.
    • Create a process that will ensure consistent standards for environmental cleaning.

    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.

  • Construction and Renovation in Healthcare Facilities: Beyond the Basics

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    .Healthcare Facilities are constantly initiating construction and renovation projects in order to upgrade their infrastructure to better meet the needs of their patients, staff, and visitors. In addition to developing an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA), Infection Preventionists (IP) should be an integral part of these project teams for the entire project. IPs should also have the knowledge and resources to insure that projects are built with infection control considerations included. The presentation will cover issues associated with construction and renovation in healthcare facilities. It will increase IP awareness of the complexities associated with these issues as well as possible resolutions. Topics to be included in the presentation include: IP's involvement and their role in all phases of construction and renovation projects and coordination with other departments. A review of appropriate FGI Guidelines and the documentation required will also be discussed. In addition, materials, finishes, and design features in construction projects will be reviewed. Areas in which knowledge deficits are common, including building systems, and interpretation of architectural drawings will also be covered.

     

    Meet the Speaker:

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    Richard Vogel, MS, CIC
    Infection Control Specialist, New York Presbyterian


    IP Competency: Proficient and Expert

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

     

    Description:    


    Healthcare Facilities are constantly initiating construction and renovation projects in order to upgrade their infrastructure to better meet the needs of their patients, staff, and visitors. In addition to developing an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA), Infection Preventionists (IP) should be an integral part of these project teams for the entire project. IPs should also have the knowledge and resources to insure that projects are built with infection control considerations included.  The presentation will cover issues associated with construction and renovation in healthcare facilities. It will increase IP awareness of the complexities associated with these issues as well as possible resolutions. Topics to be included in the presentation include: IP's involvement and their role in all phases of construction and renovation projects and coordination with other departments. A review of appropriate FGI Guidelines and the documentation required will also be discussed. In addition, materials, finishes, and design features in construction projects will be reviewed. Areas in which knowledge deficits are common, including building systems, and interpretation of architectural drawings will also be covered.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the importance of infection prevention and control involvement in all phases of construction projects and strategies for inclusion into project planning meetings.
    • Become familiar with materials, finishes and equipment that may be incorporated in construction projects.   Raise an awareness of areas associated with construction and renovation in which infection prevention and control knowledge deficits often exist.
    • Understand regulatory requirements associated with construction as they relate to 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.

    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 Heroes - Winter 2015

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    "Plastic" Rounds: A Nurse-Centric Approach to Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) and Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) & Antimicrobial Stewardship: Defining the Role of the Infection Preventionist Inter-Professional Collaboration

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2017

     

    Meet the Speakers:    

    Carol Vance, RN, BSN, CIC
    Infection Prevention Manager, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital

    "Plastic" Rounds: A Nurse-Centric Approach to Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) and Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

    Plastic Rounds is an innovative, nurse-led program that was created to help reduce infections associated with central lines and urinary catheters.  Starting with nurses, the program provided education about proper use of central lines and urinary catheters, promoted critical thinking about the necessity of devices for each patient, and encouraged discussion with physicians when necessity was questioned. One key aspect to the program's success was the use of a Nursing best practice to achieve an Infection Prevention best practice. The program utilized a multi-disciplinary team representing infection prevention, nursing, educators, physicians, lean performance, database analysis, and the Quality Nurse Council , with executive sponsorship.

    Dana Stephens, MT, BS, CIC
    Director of Infection Prevention and Control, KentuckyOne Health
    and
    Russ Judd, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, KentuckyOne Health

    Antimicrobial Stewardship: Defining the Role of the Infection Preventionist Inter-Professional Collaboration

    In response to increasing rates of multidrug resistant organism (MDRO) infections at St. Joseph, Stephens worked with the ASP, Department of Infection Control, and Environmental Services (EVS) to develop institutional guidelines targeted at reducing carbapenem resistance and preventing environmental cross-contamination. This initiative included a three-tiered Patient Care Cleaning (PCC) program for all patient-care areas: direct, monthly observation of cleaning procedures; fluorescent markers applied to high-touch patient surface areas prior to terminal cleaning; and finally, patient-care service and equipment monitoring with ATP Bioluminescence. Monitoring was followed by education to all front-line EVS providers and management team members.  In the four years following PCC implementation, the total number of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections at St. Joseph Hospital decreased from 274 to 176 and the carbapenem susceptibility rate among patients with the microbe increased from 78 to 94 percent. Reduction in the total number of carbapenem-resistant infections resulted in approximately $1.1 million in total cost avoidance in 2013.

    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.

     

  • How clean is clean? The challenges of disinfecting porous and nonporous surfaces in healthcare environments

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Despite extensive education and controls in hand hygiene, patient isolation, and surface disinfection, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) HAIs are the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. Learn about potentially overlooked niche environments for pathogen survival and transmission and the challenges associated with cleaning a wide range of surfaces in the healthcare environment in this presentation. New information will be shared that evaluates disinfectant efficacy and compatibility with various surfaces to help you develop an evidence-based Approach for more effective cleaning protocols. An estimated 20% to 40% of HAIs have been attributed to cross-contamination via the hands of healthcare personnel who have become contaminated either from direct contact with patients or indirectly by touching contaminated environmental surfaces. Numerous studies have shown that both soft and hard surfaces contribute to the harboring and transmission of pathogens throughout healthcare environments. Recently, studies have shown that pathogens readily travel from a single contaminated site to multiple surfaces throughout a facility in a cycle of continuous contamination and recontamination. In one study, microbial tracers traveled from a contaminated nurse's station to 64% (25/39) of surfaces throughout the facility within four hours. Surfaces in the healthcare environment are constructed of mixed (porous and nonporous) textiles, requiring different infection control practices. Changes in surface integrity, caused by typical cleaning and disinfection practices, along with normal use, can create unseen niches for microbes to persist and be protected from contact with cleaning and disinfecting agents. Awareness of the complexity of surfaces in healthcare settings is increasing, and infection preventionists looking for best practices and guidance for reducing healthcare-associated infections and improving patient outcomes will benefit from this webinar.

    Meet the Speaker:

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    Linda Lybert
    Healthcare Surfaces Expert
    Healthcare Surface Consulting


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient

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

     

    Description:    

    Despite extensive education and controls in hand hygiene, patient isolation, and surface disinfection, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) HAIs are the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. Learn about potentially overlooked niche environments for pathogen survival and transmission and the challenges associated with cleaning a wide range of surfaces in the healthcare environment in this presentation. New information will be shared that evaluates disinfectant efficacy and compatibility with various surfaces to help you develop an evidence-based Approach for more effective cleaning protocols.

    An estimated 20% to 40% of HAIs have been attributed to cross-contamination via the hands of healthcare personnel who have become contaminated either from direct contact with patients or indirectly by touching contaminated environmental surfaces. Numerous studies have shown that both soft and hard surfaces contribute to the harboring and transmission of pathogens throughout healthcare environments. Recently, studies have shown that pathogens readily travel from a single contaminated site to multiple surfaces throughout a facility in a cycle of continuous contamination and recontamination.

    In one study, microbial tracers traveled from a contaminated nurse's station to 64% (25/39) of surfaces throughout the facility within four hours. Surfaces in the healthcare environment are constructed of mixed (porous and nonporous) textiles, requiring different infection control practices. Changes in surface integrity, caused by typical cleaning and disinfection practices, along with normal use, can create unseen niches for microbes to persist and be protected from contact with cleaning and disinfecting agents. Awareness of the complexity of surfaces in healthcare settings is increasing, and infection preventionists looking for best practices and guidance for reducing healthcare-associated infections and improving patient outcomes will benefit from this webinar.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand pathogen movement and persistence in healthcare environments 
    • Develop improved cleaning protocols for mixed textile environments 
    • Identify surfaces of increased concern for pathogen survival and transmission 

    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.

     

  • Data and Infection Preventionists: Lessons Learned from the EPI Analytics Learning Lab

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    As we learned this summer through the EPI Analytics Virtual Learning Lab, data collection, interpretation and application are just some of the key responsibilities for an infection preventionist. However, understanding where to begin is easier said than done. In a follow-up to the six-week course, our clinical advisors will review its key takeaways, discuss the ongoing need for data-related education, and the common struggles infection preventionists face with data analytics.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Janet Haas, PhD, RN, CIC, FHSEA
    Director of Epidemiology, Lenox Hill Hospital,
    New York City, NY
     
    Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC
    Infection Prevention Manager for UR Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY
     
    Joan Hebden, MS, RN, CIC
    Clinical Program Manager - Infection Prevention, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions


    IP Competency: Proficient

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

     

    Description:    
    As we learned this summer through the EPI Analytics Virtual Learning Lab, data collection, interpretation and application are just some of the key responsibilities for an infection preventionist. However, understanding where to begin is easier said than done. In a follow-up to the six-week course, our clinical advisors will review its key takeaways, discuss the ongoing need for data-related education, and the common struggles infection preventionists face with data analytics.

    Thiswebinar is supported by Medtronic, a long-term APIC Strategic Partner andsponsor of the EPI Analytics Learning Lab.

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    Group Site License: Registration includes oneinternet connection and one telephone connection at one location and anunlimited 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 onlyrequired by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development offuture programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every wordyou write.

    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.

  • Closing Plenary: Storytelling as Best Practice

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Since we first began talking to each other, telling stories has been a powerful way to capture attention, engage an audience, and motivate them to act. As we learn more about how our brains work, we're also discovering that stories are intrinsic to decision-making and shape our view of the world. In his keynote address, "Storytelling as Best Practice," Andy Goodman will explain why story telling remains the single most powerful communication tool you possess,and he will offer specific ways your organization can use stories to advance your mission.

    Meet the Speaker:

    AndyGoodman
    Director
    The Goodman Center

     

    IP Competency: Proficient and Expert 

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

     

    Description:    
    Since we first began talking to each other, telling stories has been a powerful way to capture attention, engage an audience, and motivate them to act. As we learn more about how our brains work, we're also discovering that stories are intrinsic to decision-making and shape our view of the world. In his keynote address, "Storytelling as Best Practice," Andy Goodman will explain why story telling remains the single most powerful communication tool you possess,and he will offer specific ways your organization can use stories to advance your mission.

    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.

    APIC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider  Number CEP7146.

    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.

  • Opening Plenary: Preparing Globally, Acting Locally: Applying Infection Prevention Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    This session will examine Ebola preparedness from several different perspectives with a focus on the ways in which Ebola can help convince healthcare leaders,policy makers, and the public of the value of infection prevention preparedness. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the lessons that can be learned from Ebola preparation and what they can teach us about other more day-to-day issues such as HAI reduction, antibiotic resistance, and what's needed to strengthen infection prevention preparedness overall.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Michael Bell, MD, 
    Deputy Director
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     
    Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, 
    Director
    Infection Prevention and Control
    Patient Care Services
    Unified Clinical Organization
    Trinity Health
     
    Philip W. Smith, MD, 
    Medical Director
    Nebraska Biocontainment Unit
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
     
    Seema Yasmin, MD, 
    Staff writer
    The Dallas Morning News
    Professor of Public Health
    University of Texas at Dallas
     
    Moderator: 
    Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, FNAP, 
    Associate Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University 
    School of Nursing 
    2015 President of APIC

    IP Competency: Proficient and Expert 

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

     

    Description:    
    This session will examine Ebola preparedness from several different perspectives with a focus on the ways in which Ebola can help convince healthcare leaders,policy makers, and the public of the value of infection prevention preparedness. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the lessons that can be learned from Ebola preparation and what they can teach us about other more day-to-day issues such as HAI reduction, antibiotic resistance, and what's needed to strengthen infection prevention preparedness overall.
    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand what can be learned from a gold-standard facility and how critical learnings can be applied to other healthcare facilities.
    • Learn how upfront investment will reduce the likelihood of the U.S. having to deal with another threat like Ebola.
    • Discuss how Ebola preparations are helping to identify gaps in day-to-day infection prevention practice and understand what is needed to address them.
    • Describe importance of system-level preparedness.

    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.

    APIC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider  Number CEP7146.

    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.

  • Hand Hygiene in a behavioral health setting - Can it be accomplished?

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Review of infection prevention challenges facing staff who care for behavioral health patients in any setting. This review will include population risks for multi-drug resistant organisms, tuberculosis, chemical dependency, homeless, group homes, and frequent acute care readmissions. There will be a review of a PI Project that was initiated after joining the Joint Commission Transformation Center and Essential Hospitals Institute collaborative using the Targeted Solutions Tool and WHO guidelines. Included will be a quick review of the literature, identification of baseline data, and identification of staff reasons for lack of compliance with infection prevention practices. A review of common safety concerns with the Behavioral health patients including: differences in isolation practice in the behavioral health setting vs. acute care, differences in hand hygiene product availability and the perception of the staff that this setting is different and doesn't require the same diligence in infection prevention. The presentation will show how to use the risk assessment to evaluate actions and products to assure continued safety for the patient and staff. Description of Just-In-Time training to include documentation to identify actions taken for later follow up if indicated.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Thomas C. Button, RN, NE-BC, CIC
    Corporate Director Infection Prevention & Control
    Truman Medical Centers


    IP Competency: Novice

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

     

    Description:    

    Review of infection prevention challenges facing staff who care for behavioral health patients in any setting.  This review will include population risks for multi-drug resistant organisms, tuberculosis, chemical dependency, homeless, group homes, and frequent acute care readmissions.  There will be a review of a PI Project that was initiated after joining the Joint Commission Transformation Center and Essential Hospitals Institute collaborative using the Targeted Solutions Tool and WHO guidelines.  Included will be a quick review of the literature, identification of baseline data, and identification of staff reasons for lack of compliance with infection prevention practices.  A review of common safety concerns with the Behavioral health patients including: differences in isolation practice in the behavioral health setting vs. acute care, differences in hand hygiene product availability and the perception of the staff that this setting is different and doesn't require the same diligence in infection prevention.  The presentation will show how to use the risk assessment to evaluate actions and products to assure continued safety for the patient and staff.  Description of Just-In-Time training to include documentation to identify actions taken for later follow up if indicated.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe at least 3 steps that can be taken to increase staff hand hygiene compliance in the behavioral health setting.
    • Identify two risk factors in the behavioral health population resulting in increased risk of transmission of significant organisms. 
    • Verbalize required elements in effective Just-In-Time training.
    • List 3 differences in the safety needs of the behavioral health patient.
    • Describe the use of Infection Prevention Risk Assessment in mitigation of potential risk.

    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.

  • Study of UV Light in a Long-Term Care Setting

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Long-term care facilities house vulnerable populations; thus, effective disinfection practices are of utmost importance. An emerging technology in the disinfection space is ultra-violet room treatment systems. Published literature has mostly focused on UV-C light's efficacy in the lab setting and in the acute care setting. Dr. Gerba has done extensive research in the long-term care setting to understand whether UV-C light is an effective tool for pathogen reduction and how UV-C technology should be used in long-term care. This webinar will help you understand the appropriate use of UV-C light for room treatment through a careful study of data.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Dr.Charles Gerba 

    IP Competency:   Novice

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

     

    Long-term care facilities house vulnerable populations; thus, effective disinfection practices are of utmost importance. An emerging technology in the disinfection space is ultra-violet room treatment systems. Published literature has mostly focused on UV-C light's efficacy in the lab setting and in the acute care setting. Dr. Gerba has done extensive research in the long-term care setting to understand whether UV-C light is an effective tool for pathogen reduction and how UV-C technology should be used in long-term care. This webinar will help you understand the appropriate use of UV-C light for room treatment through a careful study of data.  

    This program is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Clorox Healthcare. Clorox Healthcare is a long-standing APIC Strategic Partner and APIC is pleased to partner with Clorox on this educational opportunity. 

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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.

    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.