Knowledge to Action in the Healthcare Environment: Critical Competencies

Meet the Speakers:

Patti Costello, Executive Director, Association for the Healthcare Environment

Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, CIC, Associate Professor, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


IP Competency: Expert

Duration: 60 min  

Available through: 12/31/2015


The Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients project brings together leaders in infection prevention and environmental services. Collaboratively, they deliver practical strategies to endorse processes to improve patient outcomes and operational efficiencies. Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients is a collaborative between APIC and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE). 


  1.  Introduce application of infection prevention competencies for all healthcare personnel instrumental in addressing the role of the environment in the transmission of organisms
  2. Apply knowledge using case scenarios that demonstrate the importance and value of an approach that can be universally applied
  3.  Demonstrate the critical nature of transprofessional and interdisciplinary teams in order to address the complex issues involved in environmental infection prevention and control.

This session is applicable to all healthcare personnel involved in any healthcare setting where the environment can be a source of disease transmission.  Common scenarios will be used to demonstrate the application of practice competencies critical in training and monitoring of performance.  An approach that supports transprofessional and interdisciplinary teams as critical to success will be reviewed and specific examples provided.  Upon completion of the session, the participants will have a working knowledge of practice competencies and their value in infection prevention.  Further, the participants will be introduced to practical approaches to the development and use of transprofessional and interdisciplinary teams as part of the improvement process.








Through the support of an unrestricted educational grant from Clorox Professional Products, Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients is assembling educational materials and resources that will be provided at no cost to both AHE and APIC members.


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.


Recorded 03/22/2012
Recorded 03/22/2012
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