Heroes of APIC: Reaching the Masses - Educating Throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Includes a Live Event on 03/26/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert
Duration: 60 minutes Available through: 12/31/2022
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.
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.
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.
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- No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.
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