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  • Town Hall with APIC COVID-19 Task Force: COVID-19 transmission routes, including AGP: What the science tells us

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Connect with members of the APIC COVID-19 Task Force and get your pressing questions answered about this ongoing pandemic. This member-to-member series offers an informative and safe space to help you develop proactive strategies to educate your colleagues, patients, and residents on COVID-19. ​

    ** This webinar is APIC Member Exclusive and will not provide Group Viewership Certificates.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2022

    Description:    

    Connect with members of the APIC COVID-19 Task Force and get your pressing questions answered about this ongoing pandemic. This member-to-member series offers an informative and safe space to help you develop proactive strategies to educate your colleagues, patients, and residents on COVID-19. 

    Submit questions in advance to Practice@apic.org.  

    Objectives:    

    • Describe the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 as a continuum of risk of infection
    • Describe how IPs can discuss the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 when educating healthcare workers

    Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC

    Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Director of the Institute for Biosecurity, and a Professor of Epidemiology in the Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice

    Angela Vassallo, MPH, MS, CIC, FAPIC

    Epidemiology & Infection Prevention Expert at California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA

    Pamela Falk, MPH, CIC,FAPIC, FSHEA

    High Risk Infection Prevention Epidemiologist at Northside Hospital, Sandy Springs, GA

    • 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: 0.00 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

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    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



  • Home Care and Hospice Survey Readiness: How to Prevent Common Compliance Issues

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/27/2020

    CMS and accrediting organization surveyors are focusing on infection prevention and control practices during home care and hospice surveys. This webinar will focus on the unique challenges of providing care in the home and provide practical guidance on how to prevent common survey compliance issues and strengthen your infection prevention and control program.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2023

    Description:

    CMS and accrediting organization surveyors are focusing on infection prevention and control practices during home care and hospice surveys. This webinar will focus on the unique challenges of providing care in the home and provide practical guidance on how to prevent common survey compliance issues and strengthen your infection prevention and control program.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    • Recognize common problems and infection prevention challenges related to care provided in the home setting.
    • Describe problematic infection control practices in the home and strategies to strengthen the infection prevention and control program.
    • Strengthen the infection prevention and control program for care provided in the home care setting.
    • More effectively prepare for a home care and hospice survey.

    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.

    Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI

    Home Care and Hospice Consultant for Home Health Systems, Inc.

    Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI® has been a pioneer in the field of infection prevention and control in home care and hospice for the past 25 years, with seminal works published on infection prevention and control for the home health and hospice industries. Mary is a Home Care and Hospice Consultant for Home Health Systems, Inc., which she founded in 1989. She provides domestic and international home care and hospice consulting services on infection prevention and control strategies, regulatory and accrediting body compliance, and serves as an Infection Preventionist for home health agencies and hospices. Mary is a contributing author to the "Infection Prevention" column for the Home Healthcare Now journal. 

    Mary began her home care career more than 40 years ago as a home health aide, and since that time has served in a myriad of home care clinical, management, and executive-level positions, including a hospice volunteer. Additionally, she served as a home care and hospice surveyor for The Joint Commission for 12 years. 

    Mary has served as a subject matter expert on the CDC-HICPAC and Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Committee to develop the surveillance definitions for the home health and hospice industry, on The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Expert Advisory Panel to update TJCs home care infection control standards, and the Community Health Accreditation Partner's (CHAP) subcommittee to develop new infection prevention and control standards for the home care industry. 

    An author of more than 125 articles and several books, chapters, and manuals, Mary is a prolific writer on topics related to infection prevention and control in home care and hospice, and is the author of the Home Care Infection Prevention and Control Program manual, an evidenced-based infection prevention and control program that is widely used by home health agencies and hospices. For APIC, Mary co-authored the first and second editions of Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice, an official publication of APIC.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

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    Minimum System Requirements:

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    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • NHSN Update Spring 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/21/2020

    Hear directly from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subject matter experts on the most commonly asked questions and scenarios received from NHSN users. Do you have questions for the NHSN? Send them to nhsn@cdc.gov prior to the webinar.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2022

    Description:    

    Hear directly from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subject matter experts on the most commonly asked questions and scenarios received from NHSN users. Do you have questions for the NHSN? Send them to nhsn@cdc.gov prior to the webinar.

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

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

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    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: 

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    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access.

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • Live From Industry: Innovations in the Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle: How Early Adoption Can Improve Patient Outcomes

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/16/2020

    The surgical site infection (SSI) prevention bundle is more complex and more rapidly evolving when compared to other healthcare-associated prevention bundles and keeping apprised of the latest innovations is often challenging for infection preventionists and perioperative teams. This presentation will highlight some of the more recent innovative practices and technologies, that when used as adjuncts to current surgical care practices, can reduce SSI risk among certain surgical patient populations.​

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2022

    Description:

    The surgical site infection (SSI) prevention bundle is more complex and more rapidly evolving when compared to other healthcare-associated prevention bundles and keeping apprised of the latest innovations is often challenging for infection preventionists and perioperative teams. This presentation will highlight some of the more recent innovative practices and technologies, that when used as adjuncts to current surgical care practices, can reduce SSI risk among certain surgical patient populations.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the clinical and financial impacts of SSIs on patients and healthcare facilities.
    • List at least three core components of the current evidence-based SSI prevention bundle.
    • List at least three innovative SSI prevention strategies that may be incorporated into the SSI prevention bundle to help further reduce SSI incidence.
    • Identify several available resources that are helpful for ongoing education regarding evidence-based guidelines, innovations and technologies aimed at SSI reduction.
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    Disclaimer: The Information presented on APIC Online® does not necessarily reflect the views of APIC and in no event shall APIC assume or have any responsibility or liability for any information posted to APIC Online® or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of such information on APIC Online®.

    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.

    CEs are available via Terri Goodman & Associates. Click on the CE tab above for eligibility requirements.

    Gwen Borlaug, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

    Independent Infection Prevention Consultant

    Gwen Borlaug, MPH, CIC, FAPIC worked at the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) as the Director of the Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Program and infection prevention epidemiologist. She launched a statewide public health initiative to reduce surgical site infections, using a surgical care champion to provide peer-to-peer learnings to surgeons and surgical teams in Wisconsin hospitals. She has been an infection preventionist for 20 years, and currently serves as an independent infection prevention consultant.

    • CEs are only available to registrants that selected "opt-in" in their online APIC member profile. 
    • CEs are available via Terri Goodman & Associates. Terri Goodman & Associates requires systematic proof of live attendance, therefore individuals not formally registered for the event are not eligible for CEs.
    • Continuing Education Contact Hours: 0.5 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CEs 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 CE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • All questions/concerns about contact hours must be directed to:
      Terri Goodman & Associates
      terrigoodman@SBCglobal.net
      214-797-0345

      Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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    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: Reaching the Masses - Educating Throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/26/2020

    Education is a key component of infection prevention. There are over 1,200 healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania. Developing education to meet the needs of the adult learner in difference healthcare settings, with varying levels of experience is a challenge.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2022

    Description:

    Education is a key component of infection prevention. There are over 1,200 healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania. Developing education to meet the needs of the adult learner in difference healthcare settings, with varying levels of experience is a challenge. This webinar will discuss the various methods of education used to reach Pennsylvania’s healthcare facilities and review successful ways this was accomplished.

    The speakers will:

    • Clarify the healthcare facility types in Pennsylvania governed by Act 13 and Act 52.
    • Describe the role of the senior infection preventionists at Patient Safety Authority (PSA).
    • Discuss three ways the senior infection preventionists provide education to facilities.
    • List three ideas to help provide a successful educational session.
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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 Adkins, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

    Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

    JoAnn Adkins is a registered nurse and a Senior Infection Prevention Analyst for the Patient Safety Authority. JoAnn’s clinical experience and roles include: critical care, dialysis, quality improvement and infection prevention. Prior to joining the Patient Safety Authority, JoAnn was the manager of Infection Prevention and Control for several years at a 315 bed acute care hospital. During that time, JoAnn initiated and facilitated several process improvements to decrease hospital acquired infections and enhance patient safety. In her role at the Patient Safety Authority, she works with healthcare facilities to improve patient safety through infection prevention initiatives. JoAnn has provided educational programs on infection control topics for hospitals, long term care and ambulatory surgery systems. She has authored infection prevention and control articles and is published in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Advisory.

    Ms. Adkins resides in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing. She graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. She is board certified in infection control and epidemiology (CIC) and is a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC). Ms. Adkins is a 2019 recipient of APIC’s Heroes of Infection Prevention Award for Education. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Prevention (APIC), the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (STTI), the Pennsylvania Association Directors of Nursing Administration Long Term Care (PADONA), and the Central Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Quality (CPAHQ).

    Terri Lee Roberts, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

    Infection Preventionist, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

    Terri Lee Roberts is a senior infection preventionist for the Patient Safety Authority. In this role, she assists with the improvement of patient safety by initiating, developing, implementing, and monitoring new and existing infection prevention initiatives throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition she provides educational programs on infection prevention and control topics for acute care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities, and risk management and quality groups. Ms. Roberts has an extensive background in critical care nursing, infection prevention and control, and emergency preparedness. Ms. Roberts has authored and co-authored many infection prevention and control articles and is published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory. She has authored and co-authored many abstracts for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders.

    Ms. Roberts is a graduate of UPMC Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing and graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Ohio University. She is board certified in infection control and epidemiology and a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), where she serves as a faculty member. Ms. Roberts is a 2019 recipient of APIC’s Heroes of Infection Prevention Award for Education. She is a member of the Three Rivers Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and serves on the executive committee for the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition.

    • 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: 0 (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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    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: 

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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)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • AIHA & APIC COVID-19 Response: Ventilation, surface disinfection and PPE considerations for the IP and IH

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/26/2020

    This webinar will address the gaps of knowledge of industrial hygienists and infection preventionists as it relates to ventilation, respirators, construction issues, occupational health and safety and business.

    The webinar is available on-demand via APIC’s webinar platform.

    Please note: The live webinar was hosted by AIHA on March 26, 2020

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2023

    Description:

    The webinar is designed for professionals that work in industrial hygiene, occupational health and infection prevention. It will address the gaps of knowledge of industrial hygienists and infection preventionists as it relates to ventilation, respirators, construction issues, occupational health and safety and business.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    • The difference between a procedure mask and an N95 respirator as well emergency use of industrial grade respirators;
    • The role of contact, droplet, and airborne transmission of COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);
    • The appropriate PPE for droplet and airborne precautions;
    • Alternatives to respirators;
    • The differences in the infection prevention approach for non-healthcare locations;
    • Identifying locations within a hospital facility where COVID-19 exposure is most likely to occur;
    • The six potential problems with rebalancing general ventilation to create negative pressure zones for use in place of AIIR.

    About AIHA
    Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization serving professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, or impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community. AIHA provides comprehensive education programs and other products and services that help its members maintain the highest professional standards. 

    More than half of AIHA's nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed in the industrial, consulting, academic, and government sectors. 

    About APIC
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is creating a safer world through the prevention of infection. APIC's nearly 16,000 members develop and direct infection prevention and control programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, education, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. For more information visit apic.org.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1.5 (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: 

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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)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



  • Healthcare preparedness for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/17/2020

    Healthcare facilities face ongoing challenges related to preparing for and responding to emerging infectious diseases, including the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (which causes the disease coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19). The purpose of this webinar is to outline evidence-based recommendations, best practices, and Joint Commission Standards for managing an influx of infectious patients, including an outbreak or pandemic involving COVID-19.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2023

    Description:

    Healthcare facilities face ongoing challenges related to preparing for and responding to emerging infectious diseases, including the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (which causes the disease coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19). Healthcare facilities must have a comprehensive emergency management plan that addresses the unique challenges in responding to COVID-19 and other events that result in a surge of contagious patients. The purpose of this webinar is to outline evidence-based recommendations, best practices, and Joint Commission Standards for managing an influx of infectious patients, including an outbreak or pandemic involving COVID-19.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss the current epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19.
    • Outline evidence-based recommendations, best practices, and Joint Commission Standards for managing an influx of infectious COVID-19 patients.
    • Describe infection prevention strategies needed to prepare for an influx of infectious patients.
    • Outline crisis standards of care related to the use of masks and respirators during outbreaks of COVID-19.

    Disclaimer: This program is supported through an unrestricted grant from Aerobiotix.

    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.

    Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC

    Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Director of the Institute for Biosecurity, and a Professor of Epidemiology in the Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1 (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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    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

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  • Heroes of APIC: Making Small Changes to Become the Patient’s Hero

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/12/2020

    We know that forging change is difficult without support from your leadership and teams. This webinar will discuss the importance of composing a team of leaders, engaging senior leaders and staff accountability.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2022

    Description:

    We know that forging change is difficult without support from your leadership and teams. This webinar will discuss the importance of composing a team of leaders, engaging senior leaders and staff accountability.  The speaker will explain the need for choosing the best leaders in order to see and sustain change in the organization. This will include discussions of how implementing a Just Culture can lead to staff engagement and accountability.  As well as a first-hand account of how implemented changes are seen in the eyes of a patient.

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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.

    Kelly Romano, MPH, CIC

    Director of Infection Control and Patient Safety at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

    Kelly Romano is a dynamic speaker who engages her target audiences.  She has presented on several Infection Prevention and Patient Safety Initiatives throughout the country.  Serving as the Director of Infection Prevention and Patient Safety at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, she has helped to build a strong culture of safety enabling staff to feel confident discussing and solving patient safety concerns.  She has been working in Infection Prevention and Control for eighteen years and Patient Safety for four years.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Temple University and a Master of Public Health from West Chester University.  Kelly is certified in Infection Control and has publications related to Infection Prevention and Control activities.  She is the recipient of the 2019 APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention award for program development.  As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Kelly is the leader of the local Young Survival Coalition Face 2 Face support group which offers support to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: XX (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

    Browser Test:

    All Event Center users/viewers must access the meeting with an HTML 5 supported web browser.  To confirm if you are ready to participate in a web meeting, please take the browser test: 

    http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/BrowserTest_New.aspx?account.id=CommPart

    Below are more specific user requirements for the EventCenter web technology.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    2.0Ghz Processor or faster
    2 GB RAM (Greater than 2 GB recommended) 

    Minimum Browser Requirements:

    Browser must support HTML-5. To detect your browser version, run https://whichbrowser.net/

    Windows 7 or later
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Chrome 60 or greater
    Firefox 52 or greater
    Edge 14  or greater
    Safari 10 or greater
    iOS 10 or greater
    Internet Explorer 11

    IP Addresses and Ports to Allow for HTML5:       

    72.32.161.112 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.200.104 port 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.65 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    72.32.221.66 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)
    67.203.7.114 ports 80, 443 (web and audio)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • Performing Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities following Best Practices

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/05/2020

    This presentation will discuss the key factors of sterilization that an infection preventionist should be aware of and the critical steps required for sterilization, including the required documentation. A sterile processing department typically utilizes both steam and low temperature sterilization.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2022

    Description: 

    Sterilization is an integral part of infection prevention in the healthcare setting and Infection Preventionists are responsible for ensuring that this complex process is performed safely and accurately.  This presentation will discuss the critical processes of healthcare sterilization based on the industry “best practices” as prescribed by the current AAMI Sterilization Standards, AORN Guidelines and CDC Sterilization and Disinfection Standards.

    The speaker will:

    • Examine the proper environment for sterilization activities to occur.
    • Explain why it is important to follow instructions for use (IFU).
    • Discuss the necessary steps for sterilization to occur.
    • Describe the documentation process.

    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.

    Susan Klacik

    IAHCSMM Representative, Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

    Susan Klacik is the IAHCSMM Representative to the Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), a role she's held since 1997. She is an active member of the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Guidance Advisory Board. With more than 35 years of Sterile Processing experience, Klacik has authored numerous articles and served as a contributing author to the IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual.  She is the author of the IAHCSMM publication’s column, “Inside Washington,” and the OR Manager column “Sterilization and Infection Prevention.” Klacik has been an international speaker on sterilization topics for over ten years.  In 2012 she was listed as Who’s Who in Infection Prevention.  She was the 2009 recipient of the IAHCSMM Award of Honor and received the IAHCSMM President’s Award in 1996 and 2003. Klacik has represented IAHCSMM for regulatory affairs.

    • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    • Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
    • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
    • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity. 

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    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: 

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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)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.

  • Heroes of APIC: Reduction and Elimination of HAIs and Neonatal Sepsis

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/22/2020

    Reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections by empowering Environmental Services Staff & Using Multi-Modal Strategies to Eliminate Neonatal Sepsis in Banso Baptist Convention

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2022

    Presentation #1: Reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections by empowering Environmental Services Staff

    To enhance patient safety, healthcare facilities should include environmental services (EVS) education and empowerment. By doing this healthcare facilities will experience a reduction of patient harm from healthcare associated infections that are associated with the environmental surfaces. EVS engagement will be enhanced by adopting high touch surface audits, recognition, and education programs.

    Presentation #2: Using Multi-Modal Strategies to Eliminate Neonatal Sepsis in Banso Baptist Convention

    Neonatal Sepsis is one of the leading causes of neonatal deaths in developing countries, the infections spread most through the hands of health care personnel. Paradoxically, hand hygiene compliance is very low due to several factors including the absence of water and hand washing infrastructure in most setting. Although Alcohol based hand rub (ABR) has been proven to be the most effective strategy to improve hand hygiene, it is lacking in most facilities in developing countries due to cost. Therefore, local production is essential to ensure a steady supply of ABHR.

    The objective of this project was to promote local production and use of ABHR in Cameroon and other African countries. We introduced local production and use of ABHR in Banso Baptist Hospital in 2002, couple with other infection prevention improvement strategies, and later spread the initiative to other facilities of the CBC Health Service. Local production, regular supply and consistent use of ABHR together with other infection prevention strategies lead to elimination of neonatal sepsis in Banso Baptist Hospital (BBH).

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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.

    Teresa Daniels, MSN, RN, CIC, CPPS, T-CHEST

    Market Director of Infection Prevention, Employee Health, and Environmental Services at LifePoint Health’s East Central Kentucky Market

    Teresa Daniels is currently the Market Director of Infection Prevention, Employee Health, and Environmental Services in the acute care setting for LifePoint Health’s East Central Kentucky Market. Teresa is also a Professor at Eastern Kentucky University where she is an adjunct Facilitator for the online RN to BSN program. She has been a registered nurse for over 25 years with recently earning a master’s in nursing (2016) with a specialty in infection prevention from American Sentinel University.  She holds multiple national certifications which include; Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC), Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician trainer (T-CHEST), Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). Teresa earned the status as a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC) in 2019. Teresa is also a Master trainer of TeamSTEPPS.

    Teresa is involved with professional organizations such as the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) where she served as Chapter President in 2014 and in 2018. In 2018 Teresa was presented the Patient Safety Hero award from the Kentucky Hospital Association. In 2019 she was named 2019 APIC Hero of Infection Prevention.

    Nkwan Jacob Gobte, RN, BNS, MPH

    Director of Baptist Training School for Health Personnel at Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services

    Nkwan Jacob Gobte is a Cameroonian, holder of the Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Buea, and an MPH degree from the University of Roehampton in UK.  He is working with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS). He is the Director of Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (BTSHP), Banso, and the supervisor of CBCHS infection control program of the CBCHS. He has sixteen years of experience as the pioneer infection prevention nurse at Banso Baptist Hospital in 2002. 

    He is a current member of the following professional/ethics associations:

    • Infection Prevention and Control Association, Cameroon (IPCam)
    • Cameroon Bioethics Association (CAMBIN)
    • Infection Control African Network (ICAN) and chair of IPC/WASH working group
    • Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC), Canada,
    • Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC),
    • Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
    • Associate member of International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC)

    As the lead person of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services infection control program, he has conceived and successfully implemented many infection control projects including control of neonatal sepsis in the obstetric units from 2004-2008, conducting infection control training for primary health care birth attendants and Field Supervisors in 2010. In 2017, he conceived and successfully implemented the alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) project in 37 health facilities of the CBCHS. Through his leadership, the Banso Baptist Hospital team won the OXOID infection control team of the year award in 2006.The award was offered by SANOFI in the United Kingdom. His work as the lead infection prevention nurse of the CBC Health Services increased the visibility of the CBCHS infection control program nationally and internationally and earned him the prestigious awards as including the 2018 Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America (SHEA) International Ambassador Award in April 2018, and APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention in 2019. His goal and vision is to promote infection prevention, specifically hand hygiene by promoting the local production and use of alcohol hand rub in rural health facilities in Africa.

    • 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: 

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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)

     
    Technical support: apic@commpartners.com



    Are you watching this webinar with a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a certificate.

    Note: Each group member must register themselves for the survey via this link using your APIC username and password: Survey and Certificate Access

    At the end of the event, you will receive a verification code. All group members must have this verification code to access the survey and certificate.

    Upon completion of the program:

    1. Log in to webinars.apic.org and select “Dashboard”.
    2. Select the webinar you just viewed followed by the Contents tab
    3. Input the verification code in the space provided and submit
    4. Complete the webinar survey
    5. Print Certificate

    Direct any questions to apic@commpartners.com.