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  • Closing Plenary: Storytelling as Best Practice

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Since we first began talking to each other, telling stories has been a powerful way to capture attention, engage an audience, and motivate them to act. As we learn more about how our brains work, we're also discovering that stories are intrinsic to decision-making and shape our view of the world. In his keynote address, "Storytelling as Best Practice," Andy Goodman will explain why story telling remains the single most powerful communication tool you possess,and he will offer specific ways your organization can use stories to advance your mission.

    Meet the Speaker:

    AndyGoodman
    Director
    The Goodman Center

     

    IP Competency: Proficient and Expert 

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2018

     

    Description:    
    Since we first began talking to each other, telling stories has been a powerful way to capture attention, engage an audience, and motivate them to act. As we learn more about how our brains work, we're also discovering that stories are intrinsic to decision-making and shape our view of the world. In his keynote address, "Storytelling as Best Practice," Andy Goodman will explain why story telling remains the single most powerful communication tool you possess,and he will offer specific ways your organization can use stories to advance your mission.

    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.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.

    APIC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider  Number CEP7146.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

  • Opening Plenary: Preparing Globally, Acting Locally: Applying Infection Prevention Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    This session will examine Ebola preparedness from several different perspectives with a focus on the ways in which Ebola can help convince healthcare leaders,policy makers, and the public of the value of infection prevention preparedness. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the lessons that can be learned from Ebola preparation and what they can teach us about other more day-to-day issues such as HAI reduction, antibiotic resistance, and what's needed to strengthen infection prevention preparedness overall.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Michael Bell, MD, 
    Deputy Director
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     
    Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, 
    Director
    Infection Prevention and Control
    Patient Care Services
    Unified Clinical Organization
    Trinity Health
     
    Philip W. Smith, MD, 
    Medical Director
    Nebraska Biocontainment Unit
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
     
    Seema Yasmin, MD, 
    Staff writer
    The Dallas Morning News
    Professor of Public Health
    University of Texas at Dallas
     
    Moderator: 
    Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, FNAP, 
    Associate Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University 
    School of Nursing 
    2015 President of APIC

    IP Competency: Proficient and Expert 

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2018

     

    Description:    
    This session will examine Ebola preparedness from several different perspectives with a focus on the ways in which Ebola can help convince healthcare leaders,policy makers, and the public of the value of infection prevention preparedness. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the lessons that can be learned from Ebola preparation and what they can teach us about other more day-to-day issues such as HAI reduction, antibiotic resistance, and what's needed to strengthen infection prevention preparedness overall.
    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand what can be learned from a gold-standard facility and how critical learnings can be applied to other healthcare facilities.
    • Learn how upfront investment will reduce the likelihood of the U.S. having to deal with another threat like Ebola.
    • Discuss how Ebola preparations are helping to identify gaps in day-to-day infection prevention practice and understand what is needed to address them.
    • Describe importance of system-level preparedness.

    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.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.

    APIC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider  Number CEP7146.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

  • Hand Hygiene in a behavioral health setting - Can it be accomplished?

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Review of infection prevention challenges facing staff who care for behavioral health patients in any setting. This review will include population risks for multi-drug resistant organisms, tuberculosis, chemical dependency, homeless, group homes, and frequent acute care readmissions. There will be a review of a PI Project that was initiated after joining the Joint Commission Transformation Center and Essential Hospitals Institute collaborative using the Targeted Solutions Tool and WHO guidelines. Included will be a quick review of the literature, identification of baseline data, and identification of staff reasons for lack of compliance with infection prevention practices. A review of common safety concerns with the Behavioral health patients including: differences in isolation practice in the behavioral health setting vs. acute care, differences in hand hygiene product availability and the perception of the staff that this setting is different and doesn't require the same diligence in infection prevention. The presentation will show how to use the risk assessment to evaluate actions and products to assure continued safety for the patient and staff. Description of Just-In-Time training to include documentation to identify actions taken for later follow up if indicated.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Thomas C. Button, RN, NE-BC, CIC
    Corporate Director Infection Prevention & Control
    Truman Medical Centers


    IP Competency: Novice

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2018

     

    Description:    

    Review of infection prevention challenges facing staff who care for behavioral health patients in any setting.  This review will include population risks for multi-drug resistant organisms, tuberculosis, chemical dependency, homeless, group homes, and frequent acute care readmissions.  There will be a review of a PI Project that was initiated after joining the Joint Commission Transformation Center and Essential Hospitals Institute collaborative using the Targeted Solutions Tool and WHO guidelines.  Included will be a quick review of the literature, identification of baseline data, and identification of staff reasons for lack of compliance with infection prevention practices.  A review of common safety concerns with the Behavioral health patients including: differences in isolation practice in the behavioral health setting vs. acute care, differences in hand hygiene product availability and the perception of the staff that this setting is different and doesn't require the same diligence in infection prevention.  The presentation will show how to use the risk assessment to evaluate actions and products to assure continued safety for the patient and staff.  Description of Just-In-Time training to include documentation to identify actions taken for later follow up if indicated.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe at least 3 steps that can be taken to increase staff hand hygiene compliance in the behavioral health setting.
    • Identify two risk factors in the behavioral health population resulting in increased risk of transmission of significant organisms. 
    • Verbalize required elements in effective Just-In-Time training.
    • List 3 differences in the safety needs of the behavioral health patient.
    • Describe the use of Infection Prevention Risk Assessment in mitigation of potential risk.

    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.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.


    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

  • Study of UV Light in a Long-Term Care Setting

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Long-term care facilities house vulnerable populations; thus, effective disinfection practices are of utmost importance. An emerging technology in the disinfection space is ultra-violet room treatment systems. Published literature has mostly focused on UV-C light's efficacy in the lab setting and in the acute care setting. Dr. Gerba has done extensive research in the long-term care setting to understand whether UV-C light is an effective tool for pathogen reduction and how UV-C technology should be used in long-term care. This webinar will help you understand the appropriate use of UV-C light for room treatment through a careful study of data.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Dr.Charles Gerba 

    IP Competency:   Novice

    Duration: 60 minutes     Available through: 12/31/2018

     

    Long-term care facilities house vulnerable populations; thus, effective disinfection practices are of utmost importance. An emerging technology in the disinfection space is ultra-violet room treatment systems. Published literature has mostly focused on UV-C light's efficacy in the lab setting and in the acute care setting. Dr. Gerba has done extensive research in the long-term care setting to understand whether UV-C light is an effective tool for pathogen reduction and how UV-C technology should be used in long-term care. This webinar will help you understand the appropriate use of UV-C light for room treatment through a careful study of data.  

    This program is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Clorox Healthcare. Clorox Healthcare is a long-standing APIC Strategic Partner and APIC is pleased to partner with Clorox on this educational opportunity. 

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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.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

  • Sterile vs. Non-sterile: Dispelling myths about skin antiseptic sterility

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Provide the history of contaminated skin antiseptics that lead to patient infection. Provide background on the FDA investigation and their industry-wide request regarding skin preparation solution sterility and single-use packaging. Update the infection prevention community on industry's response to the request. Educate clinicians on the on the facts of skin antiseptics and how they impact best practices.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Allan Morrison Jr., MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

    IP Competency:   Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes     

    Available through: 12/31/2018 

     

    Learning Objectives:

     

    • Provide the history of contaminated skin antiseptics that lead to patient infection.

    • Provide background on the FDA investigation and their industry-wide request regarding skin preparation solution sterility and single-use packaging.

    • Update the infection prevention community on industry's  response to the request.

    • Educate clinicians on the on the facts of skin antiseptics and how they impact best practices.   

    This program is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from CareFusion. CareFusion is a long-standing APIC Strategic Partner and APIC is pleased to partner with CareFusion on this educational opportunity. 


    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.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.


    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

  • Respiratory Viruses in Healthcare: Nothing to Sneeze At

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    This presentation will provide the audience with background information on the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of respiratory viruses (RV) in adults and children. The significance of transmission within hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient environments will be reviewed along with the impact that RV have in vulnerable patient populations. Prevention strategies will be dissected to reveal the challenges and benefits of RV prevention in healthcare. Possible solutions for creating a culture of RV prevention awareness among healthcare staff and patients will be outlined for the audience. This presentation is designed for infection preventionists; nurses; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; staff in long-term care, ambulatory care, and public health; infectious disease specialists.

    Meet the Speakers:

    Sara Podczervinski, RN, MPH, CIC
    Epidemiologist
    Program Manager Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)
    Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology
    Division of Disease Control & Health Statistics
    Washington State Department of Health

    IP Competency:  Novice, Proficient, Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes     

     

    This presentation will provide the audience with background information on the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of respiratory viruses (RV) in adults and children.  The significance of transmission within hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient environments will be reviewed along with the impact that RV have in vulnerable patient populations.  Prevention strategies will be dissected to reveal the challenges and benefits of RV prevention in healthcare.  Possible solutions for creating a culture of RV prevention awareness among healthcare staff and patients will be outlined for the audience.  This presentation is designed for infection preventionists; nurses; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; staff in long-term care, ambulatory care, and public health; infectious disease specialists.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Develop an awareness of the seasonal trends of several respiratory viruses

    • Describe the significance of a robust staff sick policy in RV prevention

    • List two prevention strategies that are critical to fostering a culture of RV prevention in a healthcare setting

    • Describe the difference in RV prevention strategies in an inpatient versus outpatient environment.

    BD is pleased to support the 2014-2015 APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Program and the outstanding and essential work of the Heroes honorees in the field of infection prevention.

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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.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

  • Legislative Representatives Training and Regulatory Update

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    This webinar, designed for both new and veteran Chapter Legislative Representatives (CLRs), will provide an update on APIC legislative and regulatory activities, and training on how to utilize APIC public policy resources.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Lisa Tomlinson
    Vice President, Government Affairs and Practice Guidance, APIC

    Nancy Hailpern
    Director, Regulatory Affairs, APIC

    Laura Evans
    Legislative Affairs Representative, APIC


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient and Expert 

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2018

     

    Description:    
    This webinar, designed for both new and veteran Chapter Legislative Representatives (CLRs), will provide an update on APIC legislative and regulatory activities, and training on how to utilize APIC public policy resources.

    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.

  • Worth 1000 Words: Data Visualization and Infection Prevention

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Statistical graphics can help identify problems, assess contributing factors, educate others about these issues, and track outcomes. The presenter will discuss construction of effective statistical graphics and graphical data analysis. A case study will be presented showcasing use of these principles for infection prevention purposes. This presentation is intended for anyone interested in making their graphs more effective by taking advantage of the way our brains process visual data.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Daniel Bronson-Lowe, PhD, CIC
    Carle Hospital and Physician Group 


    IP Competency: Proficient and Expert 

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2018

     

    Description:    
    Statistical graphics can help identify problems, assess contributing factors, educate others about these issues, and track outcomes. The presenter will discuss construction of effective statistical graphics and graphical data analysis. A case study will be presented showcasing use of these principles for infection prevention purposes. This presentation is intended for anyone interested in making their graphs more effective by taking advantage of the way our brains process visual data.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Design statistical graphics appropriate to infection prevention.
    • Identify and investigate patterns using statistical graphics.
    • Describe use of statistical graphics to support interventions and reports. 

    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.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

  • Crucial Conversations and Empowering Front-Line Staff

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Infection prevention, patient safety, and quality leaders implement the policies and processes to reduce harm; they are also tasked with gaining 'buy-in' from front-line staff and physicians. These relationships can be difficult to manage when not equipped with the tools to assist these individuals with the changes that are required. Infection Preventionists as leaders must develop the ability to both motivate and enable people to change through personal, social, and structural forces. This first requires the leader to understand their personal motivation and how 'change-ready' they are as individuals. Once this has been achieved, the next goal is to assist those front-line staff to understand how 'change-ready' they are. Once, this is accomplished, the staff will feel empowered to address the potential lapses in infection prevention or safety that they observe on a daily basis, but are afraid to address. This presentation will give real world examples that have been successful and will supply infection preventionists with the tools to make this same impact in their organization.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Kari L. Love, RN, MSHS, CIC
    Regional Director, Infection Prevention Quality Management CMC


    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient and Expert 

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2018

     

    Description:    
    Infection prevention, patient safety, and quality leaders implement  the policies and processes to reduce harm; they are also tasked with gaining 'buy-in' from front-line staff and physicians. These relationships can be difficult to manage when not equipped with the tools to assist these individuals with the changes that are required. Infection Preventionists as leaders must develop the ability to both motivate and enable people to change through personal, social, and structural forces. This first requires the leader to understand their personal motivation and how 'change-ready' they are as individuals. Once this has been achieved, the next goal is to assist those front-line staff to understand how 'change-ready' they are. Once, this is accomplished, the staff will feel empowered to address the potential lapses in infection prevention or safety that they observe on a daily basis, but are afraid to address. This presentation will give real world examples that have been successful and will supply infection preventionists with the tools to make this same impact in their organization.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Define three essential components necessary positively influence change in their facility
    • Describe the importance of incorporating behavior change into infection prevention projects
    • Demonstrate activities that will enable the infection preventionist to create a positive change in their organization's culture.

    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.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.


    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

  • Disinfection and Sterilization: Best Practices for Infection Prevention

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Each year in the US there are approximately 46,500,000 surgical procedures and about 10 million gastrointestinal endoscopies. All invasive procedures involve contact by a medical device or surgical instrument with the patient's sterile tissue or mucous membrane. A major risk of all such procedures is the introduction of infection. Our speaker will review the recommendations that should improve disinfection and sterilization practices in healthcare facilities. In addition to discusses best practices, Dr. Rutala will discuss at least two issues/controversies that still exist in disinfection and sterilization.

    Meet the Speaker:

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    William A. Rutala, Ph.D., M.P.H
    Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine,
    Director, Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Chapel Hill)
    Director, Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health, and Safety Program at UNC Health Care System

    IP Competency:   Novice

    Duration: 60 minutes     

     

    Each year in the US there are approximately 46,500,000 surgical procedures and about 10 million gastrointestinal endoscopies.  All invasive procedures involve contact by a medical device or surgical instrument with the patient's sterile tissue or mucous membrane.  A major risk of all such procedures is the introduction of infection. Our speaker will review the recommendations that should improve disinfection and sterilization practices in healthcare facilities. In addition to discusses best practices, Dr. Rutala will discuss at least two issues/controversies that still exist in disinfection and sterilization.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss a rational approach to disinfection and sterilization and a rec=view of guidelines
    • Identify best practices for low level disinfection, high-level disinfetion and sterilization
    • Identify at least two unresolved issues/controversies related to disinfection and sterilization

    This program is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Clorox Healthcare. Clorox Healthcare is a long-standing APIC Strategic Partner and APIC is pleased to partner with Clorox on this educational opportunity. 

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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.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.

    APIC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider  Number CEP7146.

    Disclaimer:
    APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

    No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.