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  • 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.

  • PPE Donning and Doffing

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Join APIC for the new Ebola Q&A series of live webinars in the coming weeks to help address your inquiries regarding Ebola prevention and control. This first Q&A session will focus on donning and doffing PPE while managing patients with Ebola virus disease. APIC Communications Committee Member Barbara Smith, RN, BSN, MPA, CIC, will facilitate this 45-minute presentation and discussion. View Ms. Smith during the October 21 webcast hosted by the Greater New York Hospital Association/1199SEIU Healthcare Education Project as she demonstrates the right way to don and doff PPE.

    Speaker:

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    Barbara Smith, RN, BSN, MPA. CIC Nurse Epidemiologist  Mt. Sinai Health System

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    Moderator: Marie Moss, RN, BSN, MPH

     

     

    IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert Duration: 45 minutes       Available through: 12/31/2017

     

    Description: Join APIC for the new Ebola Q&A series of live webinars in the coming weeks to help address your inquiries regarding Ebola prevention and control. This first Q&A session will focus on donning and doffing PPE while managing patients with Ebola virus disease. APIC Communications Committee Member Barbara Smith, RN, BSN, MPA, CIC, will facilitate this 45-minute presentation and discussion. View Ms. Smith during the October 21 webcast hosted by the Greater New York Hospital Association/1199SEIU Healthcare Education Project as she demonstrates the right way to don and doff PPE.

    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.

  • Human Factors Engineering 101

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Human factors design interventions have been suggested to mitigate infection risk in health care.This presentation will highlight Human Factors/ Systems Engineering, how people interact physically and cognitively with the world around them, including environments, tools, processes, and procedures. Human Factors Engineering is "matching" the work system to the "person".


    Meet the Speaker:

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    Carla J. Alvarado, PhD
    Research Scientist Emerita
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

    IP Competency:  Proficient, and Expert

    Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2017

    Description:

    Human factors design interventions have been suggested to mitigate infection risk in health care.This presentation will highlight Human Factors/ Systems Engineering, how people interact physically and cognitively with the world around them, including environments, tools, processes, and procedures. Human Factors Engineering is  "matching" the work system to the "person". 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define what human factors engineering is and is not.
    • Summarize what a system is, and what are the implications for its design.
    • Be familiar with the personal and organizational factors that affect 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.

        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 is a Team Sport--Game On!

        Contains 3 Component(s)

        Infection Prevention and Control is a well established science and historically began with the infection preventionist (IP) serving as the primary lead responsible for implementing quality initiatives to control disease and improve patient outcomes. The IP's role has only continued to expand in knowledge, scientific and technical expertise. Another tool to bolster the IP's vast skill set relates to creating, strengthening and partnering with interdisciplinary safety teams within the healthcare system to develop reformative and sustainable changes.

        Meet the Speaker:

        Elizabeth Monsees, RN, MSN, MBA, CIC
        Clinical Safety Officer
        Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

        IP Competency:  Novice, Proficient, and Expert

        Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2017

        Description:      
        Infection Prevention and Control is a well established science and historically began with the infection preventionist (IP) serving as the primary lead responsible for implementing quality initiatives to control disease and improve patient outcomes. The IP's role has only continued to expand in knowledge, scientific and technical expertise. Another tool to bolster the IP's vast skill set relates to creating, strengthening and partnering with interdisciplinary safety teams within the healthcare system to develop reformative and sustainable changes. In order to build a highly functional team, the speaker will discuss the IP's role using the following principles:

        • Safety in Numbers
        • Describe systems-level thinking and the organizational team
        • Review attributes of high reliability organizations
        • Introduce human factors and decision-making Interventions to Strengthen Systems and Teams
        • Identify error prevention methods that enhance multidisciplinary communication
        • Employ the use of huddles to communicate risk points and opportunities for process changes
        • Describe indicators used to assess preferences and behavioral strengths to optimize team performance
        • Create a culture of respect by recognizing the human capital--people--as a central tenet of organizational success Infection Prevention and Control's professional responsibilities will continue to evolve.

        Building highly efficient teams and collaborating with a variety of disciplines to develop "the people product" will ensure a system design that is reliable, supports infection prevention strategies and mitigates patient harm.

        Learning Objectives:

        • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe how to engage interdisciplinary teams to lead infection prevention initiatives and ensure organizational success.
        • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe utility of behavioral and personality indicators in optimizing team strengths.
        • Upon completion, participants will be able to identify and evaluate human factors concepts and how these impact infection prevention strategies.

        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.

      • Bridging the Gap: Establishing a Working Relationship with Anesthesiology

        Contains 3 Component(s)

        Traditionally, infection prevention (IP) efforts in the operating room (OR) have focused on nursing and surgical staff. However, a strong partnership with anesthesiology is also crucial to IP efforts in the OR. Our department has spent several years establishing a working relationship with anesthesiology. Our initial focus was on best practices for techniques used in the OR, such as sterile technique for central line insertion and proper care of invasive devices. We use several venues to share information, including a yearly education program for all staff, and monthly education programs for new staff. These in-person sessions allow anesthesia personnel to ask clarifying questions, and work through situations where it is difficult to comply with recommended best practices. Monthly educational articles are shared through an anesthesiology newsletter. These short summaries allow one area of concern to be highlighted each month, helping to maintain the focus on IP-related issues throughout the year. IPs complete OR observations several times each month, and anesthesia personnel are specifically observed performing central line insertion, Foley catheter maintenance, and hand hygiene. To promote transparency and foster a collegial relationship, IP has implemented real-time feedback to the anesthesia personnel about deficiencies. Monthly summaries of compliance are given to anesthesiology administration, and areas of concern are discussed. These processes have contributed to steady increases in compliance with best practices. The credibility our department has built with anesthesiology has allowed us to tackle some more challenging topics. Recently, we have been working toward increasing compliance with contact isolation both in and outside of the OR, as well as discussing appropriate technique for transport of patients between the OR and holding or other areas of the hospital. Overall, our continued efforts have resulted in a better relationship, which leads to better care for our patients.

        Meet the Speaker:

        Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC
        Infection Prevention Specialist
        Barnes-Jewish Hospital

         

        IP Competency:  Proficient & Expert

        Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2017

         

        Description:      
        Traditionally, infection prevention (IP) efforts in the operating room (OR) have focused on nursing and surgical staff. However, a strong partnership with anesthesiology is also crucial to IP efforts in the OR. Our department has spent several years establishing a working relationship with anesthesiology. Our initial focus was on best practices for techniques used in the OR, such as sterile technique for central line insertion and proper care of invasive devices. We use several venues to share information, including a yearly education program for all staff, and monthly education programs for new staff. These in-person sessions allow anesthesia personnel to ask clarifying questions, and work through situations where it is difficult to comply with recommended best practices. Monthly educational articles are shared through an anesthesiology newsletter. These short summaries allow one area of concern to be highlighted each month, helping to maintain the focus on IP-related issues throughout the year. IPs complete OR observations several times each month, and anesthesia personnel are specifically observed performing central line insertion, Foley catheter maintenance, and hand hygiene. To promote transparency and foster a collegial relationship, IP has implemented real-time feedback to the anesthesia personnel about deficiencies. Monthly summaries of compliance are given to anesthesiology administration, and areas of concern are discussed. These processes have contributed to steady increases in compliance with best practices. The credibility our department has built with anesthesiology has allowed us to tackle some more challenging topics. Recently, we have been working toward increasing compliance with contact isolation both in and outside of the OR, as well as discussing appropriate technique for transport of patients between the OR and holding or other areas of the hospital. Overall, our continued efforts have resulted in a better relationship, which leads to better care for our patients.

        Learning Objectives:

        • Utilize ideas offered to increase focused education to anesthesia personnel
        • Use the anesthesia section of the OR observation tool presented as a template
        • Build the basis of a working relationship with anesthesia providers in their institution

        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.


      • A New Role for Infection Preventionist - Corporate Wide IP Consultants and Directors for Multi-Hospital Systems

        Contains 3 Component(s)

        A new role for Infection Preventionist (IP) is emerging in large hospital systems. The Corporate Infection Preventionist Consultant (CIPC) provides consultative and educational services, facilitates the standardization of surveillance systems, policies, products, processes and structure. These are key components in the development of a strong national IP program. The CIPC serves as a facilitator to bring leadership and a collaborative working relationship among the facilities. The CIPC participates in a monthly "Full Book" readiness survey (Joint Commission and CMS standards). The team is comprised of IP, Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance, EOC, Medication Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Risk Management, Facilities and Life Safety. The team surveys the hospital in a three day period and revisits within 6 months to assist with action plans. Photos of IC issues and findings are prepared with TJC and CMS citations. The CIPC visits hospitals for onsite consultation and manages communication, NHSN data, webinars, teleconferences, product evaluations and policy development. This role is challenging and requires a strong experiential background in hospital epidemiology and infection prevention to be successful. The Corporate IP Consultant position, under Quality and Patient Safety, is an excellent resource to work toward zero HAIs. Innovative IC bundles of products and practices, standardized algorithms for identifying HAIs in each facility, a standardized corporate dashboard and examples of webinars, courses and projects that assisted in the corporate-wide successful reduction in HAI reductions will be presented.


        Meet the Speaker:

        Maureen P. Spencer, RN, M.Ed., CIC
        Corporate Infection Preventionist Consultant
        Universal Health Services, Inc.

        IP Competency:   Proficient & Expert

        Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2017

        Description:

        A new role for Infection Preventionist (IP) is emerging in large hospital systems. The Corporate Infection Preventionist Consultant (CIPC) provides consultative and educational services, facilitates the standardization of surveillance systems, policies, products, processes and structure. These are key components in the development of a strong national IP program. The CIPC serves as a facilitator to bring leadership and a collaborative working relationship among the facilities. The CIPC participates in a monthly "Full Book" readiness survey (Joint Commission and CMS standards). The team is comprised of IP, Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance, EOC, Medication Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Risk Management, Facilities and Life Safety. The team surveys the hospital in a three day period and revisits within 6 months to assist with action plans. Photos of IC issues and findings are prepared with TJC and CMS citations. The CIPC visits hospitals for onsite consultation and manages communication, NHSN data, webinars, teleconferences, product evaluations and policy development. This role is challenging and requires a strong experiential background in hospital epidemiology and infection prevention to be successful. The Corporate IP Consultant position, under Quality and Patient Safety, is an excellent resource to work toward zero HAIs. Innovative IC bundles of products and practices, standardized algorithms for identifying HAIs in each facility, a standardized corporate dashboard and examples of webinars, courses and projects that assisted in the corporate-wide successful reduction in HAI reductions will be presented.

        Learning Objectives:

        • Describe three functions of the role of a corporate Infection Preventionist in a multi-hospital system
        • Develop algorithms for the identification and classification of HAIs (CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI, VAE,MDRO, C difficile)
        • Describe the structure to a Unit Based Champion program at the local facility level.

        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.

      • Global Hand Hygiene

        Contains 3 Component(s)

        Launched in 2005, the World Health Organization First Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care is Safer Care fosters partnerships and nationally- coordinated activities to reduce infections through improved hand hygiene in healthcare worldwide. By 2013, 132 of 194 United Nations' members' states had pledged their support to implement actions to reduce hospital infections, corresponding to 93% coverage of the world population. Between 2009 and 2013, over 15,000 hospitals from 169 countries joined its sister initiative SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. The next challenge is to convince and mobilize the private sector, governments, and patients to join forces with the potential to save millions of lives each year.

        Meet the Presenter:

        Didier Pittet MD, MS

        Meet the Moderators:

        Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC- APIC President
        Katrina Crist, MBA, Chief Executive Officer

         

        IP Competency: Novice

        Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2016

        Kicking off the 2013 International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 20-26, APIC is proud offer a webinar on the World Health Organization's First Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care is Safer Care. IIPW provides a focal point for healthcare professionals, consumers, organizations, and industry partners to shine a light on infection prevention and its power to save lives in both developed and developing countries around the world.

        Description:      

        Launched in 2005, the World Health Organization First Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care is Safer Care fosters partnerships and nationally- coordinated activities to reduce infections through improved hand hygiene in healthcare worldwide.  By 2013, 132 of 194 United Nations' members' states had pledged their support to implement actions to reduce hospital infections, corresponding to 93% coverage of the world population.  Between 2009 and 2013, over 15,000 hospitals from 169 countries joined its sister initiative SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. The next challenge is to convince and mobilize the private sector, governments, and patients to join forces with the potential to save millions of lives each year.              

        Target audience: ID specialists, infection control professionals, hospital epidemiologists, public health professionals, hospital administrators

        Learning Objectives:

        • Discuss the importance of infection prevention and the key role of hand hygiene in both developed and developing countries
        • Emphasize the feasibility of the WHO multimodal implementation strategy for hand hygiene promotion across all settings and cultures
        • Highlight barriers to infection control and how to overcome the barriers
        • Encourage the inclusion of patient participation in multimodal hand hygiene promotion strategies

        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.

        Due to U.S. Accreditation standards and the likely global audience for this presentation, Continuing Education (CE) credit will not be offered for this program.  A  printable Certificate of Completion will be available for all attendees at the conclusion of the event.

      • Lunch with an Expert: Innovative strategies to overcome infection control challenges in LTC

        Contains 3 Component(s)

        Do you work in Long Term Care and have burning questions about infection prevention and control? Then this Lunch with an Expert session may be just for you. APIC invites you to join our expert IP, Deb Burdsall who is the Corporate Infection Preventionist at Lutheran Life Communities in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Deb has 20 years of experience in infection prevention and is board certifications in gerontological nursing (ANCC) and infection control (CBIC).

        Meet the Speakers:

        Deb Burdsall, MSN, RN-BC, CIC

         

        IP Competency: Novice

        Duration: 45 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2016

         

        Description:      

        Do you work in Long Term Care and have burning questions about infection prevention and control? Then this Lunch with an Expert session may be just for you.  APIC invites you to join  our expert IP, Deb Burdsall who is the  Corporate Infection Preventionist at Lutheran Life Communities in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Deb has 20 years of experience in infection prevention and is board certifications in gerontological nursing (ANCC) and infection control (CBIC).

        Get expert insight and answers to your questions on the challenges that IPs face in LTC facilities in this lively interactive discussion as we open the chat panels on September 11th.

        Learning Objectives:

        • Describe three common challenges associated with implementing infection control programs in LTC
        • Identify resources that can provide support for IPs in LTC
        • Describe at least one strategy to overcome common infection control challenges in LTC

        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.

      • Global perspective on Clostridium difficile: With specific focus on Dutch infection prevention measures

        Contains 3 Component(s)

        This live program provides infection prevention training for professionals working in all healthcare settings to learn about infection prevention and control practices for preventing and control Clostridium difficile. The key to reducing infections and preventing contamination is implementing effective basic hygiene in daily practice, understanding the chain of infection and providing healthcare professionals with methods for self-protection. We will address the means of bedpan management with practical examples worldwide and specifically in the Netherlands regarding the international standard ISO15883. There will be a focus on Clostridium difficile in the Netherlands where the prevalence is lower as in USA. Finally we will discuss how the Netherlands prevent and combat Clostridium difficile with relevant Dutch Guidelines of the Working Party of Infection Control (WIP) where basic hygiene is highly promoted and Guidelines of the Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (SWAB).

        Meet the Speaker:

        Gertie van Knippenberg-Gordebeke, RN, CCIP
        International Consultant Infection Prevention
        The Netherlands

         

        IP Competency: Novice and Proficient

        Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2016

         

        Description:      

        This live program provides infection prevention training for professionals working in all healthcare settings to learn about infection prevention and control practices for preventing and control Clostridium difficile. The key to reducing infections and preventing contamination is implementing effective basic hygiene in daily practice, understanding the chain of infection and providing healthcare professionals with methods for self-protection. We will address the means of bedpan management with practical examples worldwide and specifically in the Netherlands regarding the international standard ISO15883. There will be a focus on Clostridium difficile in the Netherlands where the prevalence is lower as in USA. Finally we will discuss how the Netherlands prevent and combat Clostridium difficile with relevant Dutch Guidelines of the Working Party of Infection Control (WIP) where basic hygiene is highly promoted and Guidelines of the Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (SWAB).

        Learning Objectives:

        • Describe the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in the World
        • Describe the preventive measures for Clostridium difficile in the Netherlands
        • Identify the risks for healthcare associated infections in case of neglecting bedpan management
        • Awareness rising of the ISO standard 15883 for  Washer-Disinfectors

        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.

      • Developing IP Leaders

        Contains 3 Component(s)

        Today's infection preventionist must be a catalyst for change in the practices or individual behaviors of healthcare workers who may not report to them directly. We must affect this change by expanding our sphere of influence, and in order to be successful in this, must develop strong leadership skills. Leadership and program management are so important to success that they have been included as one of the four essential domains of the APIC Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist. The APIC Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist in a white paper in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the official journal of APIC, in a special topic issue focused on "The Road to 2020."This session will present different leadership skill sets that will be needed at different stages of the infection preventionist's career, beginning with skills that are essential for success as new infection preventionist and the skills that will be needed as your scope of influence expands within your facility and beyond. Participants will learn practical tools for acquiring and practicing the leadership skills discussed in the APIC competency model, with a focus on collaboration, communication and program management. Tools for self-assessment will be shared, along with strategies for developing areas of weakness. This session will also discuss different styles of leadership to help participants begin to develop their own leadership styles and vision for leadership.

        Meet the Speakers:

        Sandi Steinfeld, MPH, CIC
        Virginia Kennedy, RN, MS, CIC
        Mishga Moinuddin, MPH,CIC

         

        IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, and Expert

        Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2016

         

        Description:      
        Today's infection preventionist must be a catalyst for change in the practices or individual behaviors of healthcare workers who may not report to them directly. We must affect this change by expanding our sphere of influence, and in order to be successful in this, must develop strong leadership skills. Leadership and program management are so important to success that they have been included as one of the four essential domains of the APIC Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist. The APIC Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist  in a white paper in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the official journal of APIC, in a special topic issue focused on "The Road to 2020."This session will present different leadership skill sets that will be needed at different stages of the infection preventionist's career, beginning with skills that are essential for success as new infection preventionist and the skills that will be needed as your scope of influence expands within your facility and beyond. Participants will learn practical tools for acquiring and practicing the leadership skills discussed in the APIC competency model, with a focus on collaboration, communication and program management. Tools for self-assessment will be shared, along with strategies for developing areas of weakness. This session will also discuss different styles of leadership to help participants begin to develop their own leadership styles and vision for leadership.

        Learning Objectives:

        • Identify leadership skills that are needed by the infection preventionist at each stage of an expanding scope of practice
        • Perform a self-assessment of leadership skills to understand personal strengths and areas of weakness
        • Identify and access appropriate leadership training resources to help develop their skills as a leader

        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.