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  • Role of surfaces in the transmission of emerging healthcare-associated pathogens

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    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).

     

    Meet the Speakers:
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    William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC, director of Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety Program, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC

     

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    IP Competency: Novice

    Duration: 60 minutes        Available through: 12/31/2015

    Description:
    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). 

     

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    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.

     

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

    Nursing contact hours: 1

    What is required to get CNE?

    To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computer immediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided at the conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

  • AJIC Webinar Series - Frequency of Outbreak Investigations in US Hospitals: Results of a National Survey of Infection Preventionists

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    A national survey of infection preventionists (IP) in US hospitals was conducted by APIC in 2010 to inquire about outbreak investigations in the previous 24 months. This session will provide the results of the survey responses including frequency of outbreak investigations, triggers for investigations, types of hospitals and locations, causative organisms with a focus on the four most common causes, number of patients involved, incidence of unit/bed closures, number of closure days and control measures. This information is important for all IPs to increase awareness of the causes of outbreaks and the most frequent patient populations involved.

     

    Meet the Speaker:
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    Emily Rhinehart, RN BSN MPH

    Moderator:
    Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
    Editor, American Journal of Infection Control (http://www.apic.org/ajic/)

     

    IP Competency: Expert

     

    Duration: 60 minutes        Available through: 12/31/2015

     

    Program Description:
    A national survey of infection preventionists (IP) in US hospitals was conducted by APIC in 2010 to inquire about outbreak investigations in the previous 24 months.  This session will provide the results of the survey responses including frequency of outbreak investigations, triggers for investigations, types of hospitals and locations, causative organisms with a focus on the four most common causes, number of patients involved, incidence of unit/bed closures, number of closure days and control measures.  This information is important for all IPs to increase awareness of the causes of outbreaks and the most frequent patient populations involved.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the most common triggers for outbreak investigations in US hospitals
    • List the four most common organisms involved in outbreak investigations in US hospitals
    • Identify the patient populations most frequently effected by outbreaks of norovirus
    • Identify the organisms most commonly leading to unit closures in outbreaks

     

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

     

    Nursing contact hours:

    What is required to get CNE?

    To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.

     How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computer immediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided at the conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

  • Managing MDRO in Long Term Care

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    This webinar will help you identify and develop your facility's isolation philosophy. Topics will include a review of the most recent references related to MRDO, help you understand how the CMS interpretive guidelines affect isolation practices, and how to perform a MDRO risk assessment.

    Meet the Speaker:
    James Marx, RN, MS, CIC

     

    IP Competency: Novice

     

    Duration: 60 minutes        Available through: 12/31/2014

     

    This webinar will help you identify and develop your facility's isolation philosophy. Topics will include a review of the most recent references related to MRDO, help you understand how the CMS interpretive guidelines affect isolation practices, and how to perform a MDRO risk assessment.

     

    Learning objectives
    • List two MDRO of epidemiologic significance in long term care 
    • State one intervention to prevent transmission of MDRO
    • Find two key reference or guidelines on the management of residents with MDRO

     

    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.


  • Bed Bugs - Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    The purpose of this presentation is to enhance understanding of bed bugs, and to describe the challenges of and approaches to dealing with this re-emerging infestation in healthcare and in the community. Infection preventionists, specialists in breaking the chain of transmission, are often called upon to deal with these pests. While not known to carry infection, bed bugs are increasingly disrupting environments, experts at hiding, and often difficult to treat. Information available online providing bed bug tips can be confusing, incomplete or incorrect. This webinar will discuss what makes bed bug detection, prevention and mitigation unique and provide coping strategies in healthcare and home. The presentation is targeted to infection preventionists, environmental services executives, nurses, and social workers.

    Meet the Speakers:
    Shantini Gamage, PhD, MPH
    VHA National Infectious Diseases Program Office

    Marian Rodgers, RN
    Dayton VA Medical Center

    Steven Parrish
    Program Manager

     

    IP Competency: Expert

     

    Duration: 60 minutes        Available through: 12/31/2014

     

    The purpose of this presentation is to enhance understanding of bed bugs, and to describe the challenges of and approaches to dealing with this re-emerging infestation in healthcare and in the community.  Infection preventionists, specialists in breaking the chain of transmission, are often called upon to deal with these pests.  While not known to carry infection, bed bugs are increasingly disrupting environments, experts at hiding, and often difficult to treat.   Information available online providing bed bug tips can be confusing, incomplete or incorrect. This webinar will discuss what makes bed bug detection, prevention and mitigation unique and provide coping strategies in healthcare and home.

     

    The presentation is targeted to infection preventionists, environmental services executives, nurses, and social workers.

     

    Learning objectives:

    • Describe the biology and key behaviors of bed bugs.
    • Discuss the risk of bed bug infestation in health care settings: acute care, residential, and home care.
    • Discuss bed bug prevention and detection strategies for health care and home.

     

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

    Nursing contact hours:

    What is required to get CNE?

    To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computer immediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided at the conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

  • Comprehensive HAI Prevention: Finding and Controlling the Sources of Resistant Bacterial Transmission in the Healthcare Setting

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    The presentation will provide information on the comprehensive program that was implemented throughout Kaiser Permanente's 13 Southern California hospitals. The Program established unique partnerships, improved environmental sanitation, reduced transmission of HAI infections caused by environmental contamination. Successful implementation strategies, systematic changes, stakeholder engagement and reinforcement/redundancy components will be presented and illustrated throughout the presentation.

    Meet the Speaker:
    Enid K. Eck, RN, MPH
    Regional Director, Infection Prevention and Control
    Quality and Risk Management
    Kaiser Permanente, California

     

    IP Competency: Expert

     

    Duration: 60 minutes        Available through: 12/31/2014

     

    The presentation will provide information on the comprehensive program that was implemented throughout Kaiser Permanente's 13 Southern California hospitals.  The Program established unique partnerships, improved environmental sanitation, reduced transmission of HAI infections caused by environmental contamination.  Successful implementation strategies, systematic changes, stakeholder engagement and reinforcement/redundancy components will be presented and illustrated throughout the presentation.

     

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify key partnerships that should be in place to assure the safest environment for patients and healthcare workers
    2. Describe successful practices that staff can implement to identify sources and prevent transmitting resistant bacteria including KPC, MRSA, VRE, C. difficile.
    3. Describe mechanisms used to assure sustained success and ownership by frontline staff.

     

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

    Nursing contact hours:

    What is required to get CNE?

    To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computer immediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided at the conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

  • Show Me the Evidence! Using Evidence-Based Practices to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Evidenced-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections have been developed by a variety of professional organizations and government agencies. However, dissemination of these guidelines does not necessarily lead to changes in clinical practice. Active resistance to practice change is common. How do we promote change? This presentation will discuss barriers that can affect acceptance and implementation of evidence-based infection prevention recommendations and review strategies that have been used successfully to overcome these barriers.

    Meet the Speaker:

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    Kathleen Arias, MS, MT, SM, CIC
    Arias Infection Control Consulting, LLC

    IP Competency: Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2014

    Evidenced-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections have been developed by a variety of professional organizations and government agencies. However, dissemination of these guidelines does not necessarily lead to changes in clinical practice. Active resistance to practice change is common. How do we promote change? This presentation will discuss barriers that can affect acceptance and implementation of evidence-based infection prevention recommendations and review strategies that have been used successfully to overcome these barriers.

    How good is the evidence for commonly used infection prevention practices? The speaker will involve the audience in an interactive exercise to assess the evidence for a variety of infection prevention practices. The infection preventionist can play a critical role in the implementation of evidence-based recommendations. The information presented will help the infection preventionist understand how evidence related to infection prevention practices can be identified, assessed, and used, to ensure that research findings can be effectively translated into clinical practice and improved patient outcomes.

    Learning objectives:

    • Describe the rationale for using evidence-based practices for preventing healthcare associated infections
    • Identify three barriers and potential solutions for implementing evidence-based infection prevention practices
    • Utilize the information presented to identify, promote and implement evidence-based infection prevention practices in a healthcare organization

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

    Nursing contact hours:

    What is required to get CNE?

    To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computer immediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided at the conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.

  • Infection Prevention in the Long-term Acute Care Setting

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    This session will provide an introduction to the Infection Prevention program in the long-term acute care setting. This unique setting comes with its own set of unique challenges to developing and implementing an effective infection control program. An overview of the population served, surveillance challenges and prevention measures will be discussed.

    Meet the Speaker:
    Amy M. Richmond, RN, BSN, MHS, CIC

     

    IP Competency: Novice

     

    Duration: 60 minutes        Available through: 12/31/2013

     

    This session will provide an introduction to the Infection Prevention program in the long-term acute care setting.  This unique setting comes with its own set of unique challenges to developing and implementing an effective infection control program.   An overview of the population served, surveillance challenges and prevention measures will be discussed.

     

    Learning objectives
    • Describe the patient population in the long-term acute care setting.
     
    • Identify the barriers to an effective infection prevention program in this setting.
     
    • Discuss prevention measures that can be applied to this setting.

     

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

    Nursing contact hours:

    What is required to get CNE?

    To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.

    How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

    You can complete the on-line evaluation from your personal computer immediately after attending the webinar by using the link provided at the conclusion of the program. Once the on-line evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your CE Certificate of completion.