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  • NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T: Strategies to Identify & Prevent Drug Diversion

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 11/21/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 15% of healthcare workers are addicted to drugs of alcohol. These workers develop and feed their addictions through drug diversion. The statistics are alarming and represent the seriousness and scope of the issue of drug diversion in healthcare.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description: 

    According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 15% of healthcare workers are addicted to drugs of alcohol. These workers develop and feed their addictions through drug diversion. The statistics are alarming and represent the seriousness and scope of the issue of drug diversion in healthcare.

    Drug Diversion can play a critical role in patient safety including risk of infection, along with other factors (Possible Impaired Provider and Potential Increase of Patient’s Pain Level).

    • Abuse vs Diversion Definition
    • Efforts to Prevent Diversion
    • Patient Safety --- Infection Control
    • Strategies for Identifying & Preventing Diversion
    • Chain of Custody for Controlled Substances
    • Risk Analysis
    • Risk Management --- Using Audit Tools
    • Proper Disposal of Controlled Substances
    • Best Practices Reporting

    Learning Objectives:

    • Differentiate between Drug Abuse and Diversion.
    • Identify the Strategies Used to Prevent Diversion.
    • Identify the Patient Safety Issues related to Drug Diversion.
    • Identify the steps to take for a Suspected Diversion.

    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.

    Tonya Wagner, BSN, RN

    Senior Clinical Director, Clinical Services, AMSURG

    Tonya Wagner, BSN, RN is a Senior Clinical Director at Amsurg. She manages ambulatory surgery centers throughout the Southeast, the Mid Atlantic States, and the Midwest. Her law enforcement experience coupled with 19 years of nursing experience ignites her passion for Emergency Preparedness, Active Shooter, and Drug Diversion, and Infection Control. Tonya has served on APIC’s Emergency Preparedness Committee and was the Vice Chair. Currently, she is serving on the Education Committee. Tonya received her BSN from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000.

    • 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.

  • Infection Preventionist Survival Guide for Observing a Surgical Procedure

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 09/26/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, we will discuss the operating room environment, so the infection preventionist will understand the importance of their role in this unique area and have the confidence to observe a surgical procedure.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description: 

    In this webinar, we will discuss the operating room environment, so the infection preventionist will understand the importance of their role in this unique area and have the confidence to observe a surgical procedure.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the importance of the infection preventionist (IP) role in observing surgical procedures.
    • Understand the basics of surgical asepsis.
    • Identify OR practices observed by the IP.
    • Define strategies the IP can utilize when gaps in practices are known.
    • Identify tools that can assist with surgical procedure observation.

    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.

    Jill Lindmair-Snell, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

    Multisite Director, Infection Prevention, Aurora Health Care

    Jill Lindmair-Snell has over 25 years of health care experience with 12 in infection prevention and control.  Currently, she is a multi-site director for Advocate Aurora Health in Southeastern Wisconsin. Previously, she was a sole practitioner at a short-stay surgical hospital and ambulatory surgery center where she developed a passion for SSI reduction by collaborating with the perioperative staff.

    Jill has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Carroll-Columbia College of Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, Certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology and an APIC Fellow. She is an active APIC member and is currently serving on the Educational Committee and is president-elect of her local APIC chapter. She is published in the Journal of Arthroplasty and AJIC.  She enjoys teaching and mentoring new infection preventionist.

    • 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. 

    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.

  • Measles and Mumps in the United States

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 07/18/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, we will review the transmission, infection, diagnosis, and prevention of Measles and Mumps. We will discuss controversies surrounding vaccination and strategies for infection prevention.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description: 

    Outbreaks of measles and mumps continue to occur in the United States despite widespread use of vaccination.  Unfounded fears about risks of vaccination have resulted in declines in vaccine uptake in some areas and resultant outbreaks of infection.  In this webinar, we will review the transmission, infection, diagnosis, and prevention of Measles and Mumps.  We will discuss controversies surrounding vaccination and strategies for infection prevention.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify the key components to a screening algorithm.
    • Describe the steps when an exposure has been determined.
    • List the symptoms and infectious period of measles and mumps.
    • Discuss vaccines for 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.

    Rachel C. Orscheln, MD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Washington University

    Rachel Orscheln is a graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.  She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Washington University.  She is currently an associate professor of Pediatrics at Washington University.  She is the director of Ambulatory Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Director of the International Adoption Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  She is an active member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team and is the Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician liaison to the Bone Marrow Transplant Team. 

    • 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.

  • NHSN Update Spring 2019

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 05/23/2019

    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.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    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. 

    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.

  • Maintaining Ongoing Ebola Preparedness When the Perception of Threat Has Diminished

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 05/15/2019

    The ease of global travel has increased the ability for infectious diseases previously thought to be contained within geographic borders, to be rapidly transported to new locations that may not be prepared to rapidly identify, isolate and treat these patients. Expanding the scope of infectious disease preparedness will provide healthcare organizations the leverage necessary to appropriately allocate resources, and maintain a program designed to prevent the spread of these diseases.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description: 

    During the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in Africa, the threat of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) affecting populations outside of Africa was high.  Healthcare organizations around the world responded to the call for action, and resources were allocated to prepare organizations with rapid identification, isolation, transportation and treatment of patients under investigation for or positive for EVD. As the outbreak was contained, and the global threat waned, the perceived need to maintain preparedness also declined.

    The ease of global travel has increased the ability for infectious diseases previously thought to be contained within geographic borders, to be rapidly transported to new locations that may not be prepared to rapidly identify, isolate and treat these patients. Expanding the scope of infectious disease preparedness will provide healthcare organizations the leverage necessary to appropriately allocate resources, and maintain a program designed to prevent the spread of these diseases. 

    Understanding the types of infectious threats that may occur will help healthcare organizations evaluate their current EVD plan and transition to a plan that that can be applied to other high consequence infectious diseases. Acknowledging the need for continued preparedness, organizations can allocate appropriate resources, and maintain preparedness.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify three major components to perform a risk assessment on an old program.
    • List two key reasons ongoing readiness is important in today's health care world.
    • Articulate the potential financial impact this transition can have on an institution.
    • Identify key stakeholders that need to be engaged to ensure resource allocation is sufficient.

    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.

    Tiffany Wiksten MSN, RN-CIC

    Manager, Infection Prevention, Rush University Medical Center

    Tiffany Wiksten MSN, RN-CIC, completed her Masters degree in Nursing from Loyola University in the Population Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety program and is certified in Infection Control.  She has been a nurse for 15 years, and has worked in Infection Prevention for over 7 years. She has diverse Infection Prevention experience including adult medical/surgical and ICU populations as well as specialty populations including NICU/pediatrics and BMT/hematology/oncology.  Tiffany is the program manager for the High Consequence Infectious Disease program at Rush University Medical Center and is an active member of the Chicago High Consequence Infectious Disease Workgroup.  She has participated in Ebola and High Consequence Infectious Disease training through NETEC, FEMA, SHEA and the CDC.

    • 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.

  • Understanding the Low-level Disinfection IFU – Streamlining Your Approach for High Reliability

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 04/17/2019

    This webinar provides insight to the infection preventionists looking for an answer to “How can I clean all of the equipment in my institution, safely and still pass an inspection”.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Description: 

    Thousands of equipment/devices exist across the health care continuum which require low level disinfection (LLD).  For each equipment/device there is a unique IFU, which may include cleaning instructions, as well a description of how to then perform disinfection. In the fast paced healthcare setting, it is impossible for a healthcare worker to remember all of these instructions, and equally impossible for a healthcare system to adequately support a unique cleaning method for each piece of equipment. This webinar provides insight to the infection preventionists looking for an answer to “How can I clean all of the equipment in my institution, safely and still pass an inspection”.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will understand the IFU as it relates to cleaning and how this applies to equipment that requires low level disinfection.
    • Participants will understand the science behind cleaning, why IFUs don’t always make sense.
    • Participants will learn how partnering with your key stakeholders can help ensure safe and reliable cleaning practices in low level disinfection.
    • Participant will understand essential components needed in a risk assessment for high reliability in low level disinfection.

    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.

    Sara Townsend, CIC, MS-HQS

    Infection Prevention Supervisor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Sara Townsend, CIC, MS-HQS is an Infection Prevention Supervisor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Sara has a Master’s Degree in Quality and Safety in Healthcare and a background in both secondary education and respiratory therapy. An active member of the Delaware Valley and Philadelphia APIC chapter, Sara has served on multiple committees and is currently an acting Director. She also is a member of the APIC Education Committee. Her special interests include, infection prevention in ambulatory and procedural areas, CLABSI, C.diff, and cleaning of the patient environment. Sara is passionate about engaging teams to work together to share infection prevention strategies to improve healthcare outcomes.

    • 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.

  • Heroes of APIC: Driving Cultural Change Through Untiring Leadership

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Process Improvements and Culture Change Drive C. diff Decrease & Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship Nationwide Through Untiring Leadership

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Presentation #1:  Process Improvements and Culture Change Drive C. diff Decrease

    The Infection Prevention and Quality departments at MountainView Hospital combined evidence-based process improvements with an emphasis on front-line collaboration to significantly enhance safety for their patients.

    In early 2015, the team “de-engineered” the healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) their facility was reporting to identify specific improvement opportunities. Leveraging their varied medical technology, quality, and nursing backgrounds, Harsha Dave, Jan Olivas, and Lisa Schaffer then created processes to reduce HAIs across the board, with an emphasis on Clostridium difficile (C. diff).

    Using evidence-based guidelines, the team developed a C. diff testing algorithm designed to prevent unnecessary and duplicative C. diff testing. The algorithm was disseminated to all healthcare workers in the facility and medical staff leadership support for the project and appropriate testing was clear. The appropriateness of C. diff testing at MountainView has greatly improved and the facility’s C. diff rate dropped from 1.78 standardized infection ratio (SIR) in 2015 to 0.56 in mid-2016.

    Presentation #2: Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship Nationwide Through Untiring Leadership

    Marc Meyer has tirelessly leveraged his infection prevention and pharmacy expertise to become a recognized leader and advocate for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), driving improvements in his small critical-access facility, his community and nationwide.

    A pharmacist by training, Meyer assumed responsibility for his 25-bed hospital’s infection control department in 1995. “I saw an ideal marriage between clinical pharmacy and infection prevention,” Meyer said. “These departments really need to work together, especially in small hospitals.” Southwest Memorial credits Meyer and his department for a 60 percent decline in surgical site infections and a 30 percent decline in multi-drug resistant organisms.

    But Meyer knew that hospital-based efforts alone would not preserve antimicrobial efficacy. As a member of the Colorado Hospital Association’s AMS collaborative, he works with 26 hospitals statewide to improve stewardship. Extending his advocacy and leadership even further, Meyer has helped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Quality Forum develop ASM guidance documents.

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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.

    Harsha Dave, RN, BSN, BSMT(ASCP), CIC

    Vice President of Quality/Risk for MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Harsha Dave is a Vice President of Quality/Risk who is dedicated in providing quality, patient and family-centered care in hospital settings. She is committed to clinical excellence and a philosophy of “the Patient comes first”. Harsha is also very adaptable to emergency situations that require immediate intervention.

    Before becoming Vice President of Quality/Risk Management, Harsha spent four years as a Director of Infection Prevention & Control in which she helped restructure the Infection Prevention program that has resulted in a decrease in hospital acquired infections and increased patient satisfaction. Prior to this, Harsha spent ten years as an Infection Preventionist interacting with front line staff and educating them on the importance of preventing infections.  Harsha also contributed to the implementation of a comprehensive unit based program for CLABSIs and CAUTIs.  Harsha was also a part of the Surgical Unit based program that lead to decreasing surgical site infections. Harsha has spent eighteen years as a Medical Technologist working in Clinical Laboratory helping diagnose diseases.

    Lisa Schaffer, RN, CIC

    Infection Preventionist for MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Lisa Schaffer is an Infection Preventionist, who is dedicated to providing quality care in hospital settings. She has been a nurse 25+ years and has worked on Medical/Surgical units, Intermediate Care units and the Burn Care unit. Lisa with her quality team took the lead to create evidence based process to enhance the safety of the patients.

    Currently pursuing her BSN at Western Governors University (WGU).  Lisa has officially been working in the Infection Prevention world since 2011, however has always had an interest in preventing infections.  Lisa has been a member of HCA’s Mountainview Hospital since 2014.

    Marc Meyer, BPharm, RPH, CIC, FAPIC

    Director of Infection Control and Director of Pharmacy for Southwest Health System in Cortez, Colorado

    Marc Meyer, a clinical pharmacist, is Director of Infection Control and Director of Pharmacy for Southwest Health System in Cortez, Colorado. He is an APIC Fellow, and is board certified in infection control and epidemiology. He helped design and implement the Colorado Hospital Association’s 28-hospital SSTI/ UTI stewardship project. A UTI project he implemented in a two-state long-term care chain produced a two-day decrease in days of therapy and 27% reduction in UTI diagnoses. His clinic URI/UTI stewardship project for pediatric and adult patients increased penicillin use to 80% in URI treatments and decreased days of therapy in UTIs. He worked on the CDC’s Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals and was invited to post about small-hospital stewardship on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog. SHS’s stewardship program was highlighted in the CDC’s 2017 Antibiotic Use in the United States: Progress and Opportunities. HRET published a case study on SHS’s stewardship work. He has provided stewardship education at the APIC annual meeting, to the CDC, to the JC and groups in multiple states. He received a 2018 APIC Hero award for advocacy and influence at the local, state, and national level for his work on antimicrobial stewardship. Arjun Srinivasan, MD, the CDC’s Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs said, “Marc’s rare combination of infection control and pharmacy expertise, along with many years of service in a critical access hospital, make him an invaluable resource to us.”

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  • Heroes of APIC: Increasing Patient Safety and Containing Outbreak

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/21/2019

    Containing an Outbreak Through Preparation and Collaboration & Making Patients Safer Through Leadership and Innovation

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Presentation #1: Containing an Outbreak Through Preparation and Collaboration

    The infection prevention and control (IPC) team at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota effectively employed their experience and relationships to rapidly contain the largest state measles outbreak in 30 years.

    When Children’s identified the first measles case in April 2017, established IPC processes and systems gave the team a head start on containment. These included an “empty and ready” spreadsheet to track individual patient details, an electronic medical record that generated reports detailing potential in-hospital exposures, and the knowledge that Children’s staff was MMR-vaccinated. The organization mobilized by using the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS). “We designated a single process of communication and emphasized that HICS only works if everyone follows it,” Stinchfield said.

    The Children’s team also helped contain the outbreak statewide by partnering with the Minnesota Department of Health to assist with at-home patient management and sharing information about their interventions in statewide clinicians’ conference calls. Ultimately, the Children’s IPC team helped end the measles transmission within five months and a total of 75 cases, while also improving patient management and fostering IPC relationships statewide.

    Presentation #2: Making Patients Safer Through Leadership and Innovation

    Dr. Cindy Hou has systematically created and sustained programs that reduced rates of multiple healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) while improving collaboration around patient safety at her hospital system.

    Named physician chair of infection control for Jefferson Health New Jersey in 2012, Hou quickly determined that she wanted to expand beyond the Infection Control Committee to reduce HAIs. She established a task force to address rising Clostridium difficile (C. diff) rates that same year and followed annually with new task forces addressing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI; 2013), Sepsis on the Floors (2014) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI; 2015).

    Hou’s multi-disciplinary approach emphasizes leadership involvement and mutual respect to ensure task-force members’ engagement and long-term participation. The approach has generated impressive results: CLABSI rates at Jefferson Health have decreased from 1.8 in 2016 to 0.4 in 2017. CAUTI cases declined from 27 in 2013 to 17 in 2016. Antibiotic use decreased while the hospital-acquired C. diff rate declined from 5.1 to 3.0 in two years. A unique “Sepsis on the Floors” program—emphasizing recognition and management of hospital-onset sepsis—helped to decrease sepsis-associated mortality by 10 percent.

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    Patsy Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC

    Senior Director, Infection Prevention and Control at Children’s Minnesota

    Patricia (Patsy) Stinchfield, MS, RN, CPNP, CIC  is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with 30 years in Infectious Diseases who specializes in vaccine preventable diseases and is board certified in infection prevention and control.  She is the Senior Director of Infection Prevention & Control and the Children’s Immunization Project at Children’s Minnesota.  

    She is a widely recognized specialist in vaccine-preventable diseases, having served as the first Nurse voting member of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in 2004 where she continues as a liaison representing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.  She is a long-time member of the CDC’s ACIP Influenza Working Group and the pediatric schedule group.  

    Patsy is an Executive Board member for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) serving as the current Vice President of the NFID Board whose mission is to educate clinicians and the public about infectious diseases and how to prevent them. She has published and is a regular lecturer in pediatric vaccine related topics including key topics in 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (June 2019 Publication scheduled in  PIDJ-218-685R2) Title: Measles Hospitalizations at a United States Children’s Hospital 2011-2017 and “The burden of influenza on children in the United States”  at the September, 2018 European Influenza Summit.

    Patsy is often sought for media comment locally, nationally and internationally.  She participated in numerous interviews including the BBC, The Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, NPR and MPR while leading the Children’s Hospital Incident Command response to the 2017 Minnesota measles outbreak. She has been instrumental in increasing the Children’s Minnesota award-winning staff flu vaccine rate to 94% without a mandate and has sustained that over several seasons.

    Jennifer Boe, BSN, RN, PHN, CIC

    Infection Preventionist, Infection Prevention and Control at Children’s Minnesota

    Jen Boe is an infection preventionist (IP) at Children’s Minnesota. Jen has spent her career in pediatrics, beginning as an emergency medical technician in the emergency department at Children’s Minnesota. Following nursing licensure, Jen worked as a staff RN in the PICU at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After returning to Children’s Minnesota, Jen continued to work as a staff RN in the organization’s two PICUs. Jen also worked as a public health nurse prior to transitioning to infection prevention and control. As an IP, her areas of focus include infection prevention in pediatric critical and emergency care, as well as laboratory, radiology, respiratory care, ECMO, and emergency preparedness. Jen earned a BS in microbiology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2004 and a BSN from the College of St. Scholastica in 2006. Jen has been board certified in infection prevention and control since 2016.

    Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, FACOI, FACP

    Infection Control Officer at Jefferson Health New Jersey

    Dr. Hou is an infectious diseases physician and the Infection Control Officer at Jefferson Health New Jersey.  She is also the physician chair for their hospital system’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Sepsis on the Floors Task Force, and Infection Prevention Task Force. Dr. Hou has lectured on sepsis and antimicrobial stewardship at the state and national level. She is the physician champion for the NJHA’s (New Jersey Hospital Association) Stewardship Collaborative, a state collaborative to promote guidance on use of antimicrobials and to reduce Clostridium difficile infections. She received her B.S. from Yale, her M.A. and M.B.A. from Boston University and her D.O. from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Lupus Asian Network (LANtern) of the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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  • Targeting Zero Infections in Hemodialysis Patients

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 03/14/2019

    This webinar will review the challenge of infection for dialysis patients and discuss proven best practices to prevent infections in dialysis facilities. We will demonstrate how engaged staff, partnering with an infection preventionist, can deliver high quality care according to industry best practice in the complex hemodialysis setting, help ensure regulatory adherence and promote optimal patient safety.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

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    Infections among patients receiving hemodialysis continue to be major causes of morbidity and mortality despite recent advances in the science of infection prevention. Many infections are potentially preventable if caregivers adhere to proven best practices. Yet research suggests that many evidence-based interventions are not uniformly practiced in dialysis settings. This webinar will review the challenge of infection for dialysis patients and discuss proven best practices to prevent infections in dialysis facilities. We will demonstrate how engaged staff, partnering with an infection preventionist, can deliver high quality care according to industry best practice in the complex hemodialysis setting, help ensure regulatory adherence and promote optimal patient safety. Specifically, this webinar will provide attendees with tools and resources to help improve infection prevention practices of dialysis staff, including an overview of the CDC Core Elements to reduce BSI in dialysis patients, and available tools such as checklists and audit forms which can be used to assess current practice and inform quality improvement.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the mortality and morbidity of infections for hemodialysis patients
    • Describe the evidence-based policies and procedures that reduce infections in hemodialysis patients
    • Describe an algorithm of blood sampling on hemodialysis to minimize contamination
    • Understand an algorithm of hepatitis C screening for hemodialysis patients
    • Describe how the hemodialysis program can impact the organization’s healthcare-associated infection rates
    • Identify interventions that the infection preventionist can implement to reduce the risk of infection

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    Alan S. Kliger, MD

    NTDS Project Chair, Yale New Haven Health System

    Dr. Kliger is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, and Vice President, Medical Director of Clinical Integration, Yale New Haven Health System. He is a member of the Standing Renal Committee for the National Quality Forum, and chairs the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety initiative, a national partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). He served formerly as Senior Vice President Medical Affairs, Chief Quality Officer, Yale New Haven Health System and Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven Connecticut. He is a past president of the Renal Physicians Association, and serves on its Quality, Safety and Accountability Committee. He is a past president of the Forum of ESRD Networks. He served as chair of the steering committee for the NIH Frequent Hemodialysis Study, a national prospective randomized study of in-center daily and home nocturnal hemodialysis, and currently chairs the steering committee for an NIH/NIDDK Consortium on Novel Therapies for Hemodialysis Patients.

    Tara Millson, DNP, RN, CIC

    Infection Prevention Consultant

    Tara Millson DNP, RN, CIC is a public health analyst and infection prevention consultant in Atlanta, GA. She has served on the executive board of APIC Chapter 118 and is a member of the national APIC Practice Guidance Committee. Tara earned her DNP in Infection Prevention from Loyola University Chicago in 2018 where her doctoral work was focused on reducing the risk of infection in hemodialysis. She has been certified in infection control (CIC) since 2016.  Tara has been the recipient of awards from SHEA and APIC for her work in infection prevention, and she is a published author in the field.

    Steven J. Schweon, RN, MPH, MSN, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC

    Infection Preventionist

    Steven J. Schweon RN, MPH, MSN, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC is a seasoned, board certified infection prevention consultant. He first became interested with infectious diseases while serving as an Army medic in South Korea, where he supervised a microbiology department that specialized in sexually transmitted diseases. He later worked on the high technology isolation ward at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, home of “The Hot Zone.” Prior to becoming an infection preventionist, he had 14 years of experience, and achieved certification, in critical care and behavioral health nursing. Steve has served on the “American Journal of Infection Control and Epidemiology” and “RN” editorial boards. He has authored / co-authored articles in peer reviewed publications, lectured / presented posters at national conferences, and presented national webinars. He is also currently serving on SHEA and AMDA committees. He was the lead author with APIC’s “Infection Preventionist Guide to Long-Term Care” and served as a faculty member for the AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care: HAI/CAUTI. He is also an APIC EPI Faculty member. 

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  • Heroes of APIC: Combining Patient Safety with Advocacy & Influence

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/13/2019

    Engaging Multi-Disciplinary Expertise to Generate Sustained Improvements & Collaboration and Creativity Generate Dramatic CAUTI Reduction.

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2021

    Presentation #1: Engaging Multi-Disciplinary Expertise to Generate Sustained Improvements

    By fully leveraging expertise from multiple departments, the infection prevention team at Excela Health effectively tackled rising Clostridium difficile (C. diff) rates at their three-hospital system.

    When a steadily rising C. diff infection (CDI) rate led Excela Health leadership to establish an internal target for reducing or eliminating the infection, the infection prevention team welcomed the creation of an interprofessional team to help improve patient safety. The system’s continuous improvement team leveraged LEAN methodology to bring everyone together and achieve their goals. “We knew we needed a broad range of expertise to achieve our goals and the LEAN facilitator really helped us stay on track,” Deborah Schotting said. 

    Excela Health’s CDI LEAN team created a comprehensive campaign focused on early identification and prevention of C. diff infections through appropriate testing, physician education, isolation/safety zone precautions, antibiotic stewardship, environmental cleaning, and staff and patient awareness. In addition to participation from nursing, pharmacy, laboratory, and environmental services departments, the Excela Health marketing and communications department created instrumental tools, team members educated nurses about documentation and process, and the system librarian identified key evidence-based resources. In just over two years, the system achieved a 43.8 percent reduction in healthcare-associated C. diff infections.

    Presentation #2: Collaboration and Creativity Generate Dramatic CAUTI Reduction

    The Infection Prevention and Control Team at University of Louisville Hospital developed a program emphasizing continual education, awareness, collaboration, and fun to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) at their facility.

    The team had made some progress in CAUTI prevention, but “we really wanted to hit a tipping point that would enable us to sustain progress,” Sarah Bishop said. This desire led to a facility-wide 2017 CAUTI-reduction goal. The team created a multi-dimensional campaign comprising quality improvement, education initiatives, and creativity to promote reduction of indwelling urinary catheter usage and increase adherence to a nurse-driven removal protocol.

    Throughout the campaign, the team emphasized collaboration and relationship-building across departments. Ultimately, the team’s creativity and passion generated a 34 percent decrease in CAUTI. Continual education, including through nursing orientation and preceptorships, is helping to ensure they’ve reached their “tipping point.”

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    JoAnn Grote, BS, MT(ASCP)

    Excela Health, Greensburg, PA

    JoAnn Grote has been a registered medical technologist since 1971. She received her BS in medical technology from St. Francis College in Loretto, PA in PA in 1970 and graduated from Benedum School of Medical Technology at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA in 1970. She has worked at Latrobe Hospital for 48 years. In that time, she was the program director of Latrobe Area Hospital School of Medical Technology from 1992 – 2000.

    Deborah Schotting, RN, MSN, CIC

    Excela Health, Greensburg, PA

    Deborah Schotting has been a registered nurse since 1981. She graduated from Waynesburg University with a MS in nursing after graduating from Carlow University with a BS in nursing. She is currently a RN in critical care working in the Med-Surg and critical care units. Additionally, she works as an educator for staff development, a system nurse recruiter, and as an IPC practitioner since 2008.

    Crystal Heishman, MSN, RN, ONC, CIC, FAPIC

    University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

    Crystal Heishman is an Infection Preventionist at University of Louisville Hospital. She has a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and a Master of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University.  She holds a Fellow of APIC (FAPIC) designation and is certified in orthopedic nursing and infection control.

    Leah Oppy, MPH

    University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

    Leah Oppy is an Infection Preventionist at the University of Louisville Hospital. She has a Masters of Public Health from University of Louisville. She specializes in data analytics and process improvement.

    LaShawn Scott, MSN/Ed, RN, CCRN-K

    University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

    LaShawn Scott is an Infection Preventionist at the University of Louisville Hospital. She has a Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus in education. She is certified in critical care.

    Sarah Bishop, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CIC

    University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

    Sarah Bishop is the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University of Louisville Hospital. She has a bachelor of science in nursing from University of Louisville Hospital and a masters of science in nursing from Vanderbilt University. She has certifications as a critical care clinical nurse specialist and infection control.

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