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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/03/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This session outlines the change management steps of a hospital system’s journey to centralized surveillance. Actions taken to address potential obstacles will be presented, along with development of standard work, transparency, conflict resolution, and efficient data feedback to hospital IP programs.

    CE: 1 / IPU: 1
    Thursday, October 3, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
    Carole Leone MSN, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

    Is your organization considering centralized surveillance for healthcare associated infections? The transfer of surveillance duties from hospital based Infection Preventionists to a centralized team of surveillance experts is a journey that may include obstacles such as unwillingness to give up the task, uncertainty of surveillance team expertise, and difficulties in developing the right team with the best fitting team members. The endeavor can be successful with a well thought out plan that includes concepts of change management and the steps of creating a vision, identifying stakeholders, quantifying time, and selling the concept to gain acceptance. This session outlines the change management steps of a hospital system’s journey to centralized surveillance. Actions taken to address potential obstacles will be presented, along with development of standard work, transparency, conflict resolution, and efficient data feedback to hospital IP programs.

    Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

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    In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing:

    • APIC designates this activity for 1 Nursing Contact Hours

    Physicians:

    • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of PRA Category 1 Credits™
    • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/04/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Two infection preventionists (IP) will highlight their role on CORHA and the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in the prevention and control of HAI/AR outbreaks... As council members, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) representatives bring expertise in infection prevention, environmental factors, and HAI/AR reporting.

    CE: 1 / IPU: 1

    Wednesday, September 4, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
    Linda Greene RN, BS, MPS,CIC,FAPIC and Mary Alice Lavin MJ, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

    The COVID pandemic, healthcare outbreaks and concern for antibiotic resistant organisms, highlight the importance of public health and healthcare facilities collaborating effectively to protect patients and prevent harms related to healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens (AR). The Council for Outbreak Response: Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens (COHRA): works to improve practices and policies at the local, state, and national levels for the detection, investigation, reporting, control, and prevention of HAI/AR outbreaks across the healthcare continuum. Two infection preventionists (IP) will highlight their role on CORHA and the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in the prevention and control of HAI/AR outbreaks... As council members, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) representatives bring expertise in infection prevention, environmental factors, and HAI/AR reporting. Examples of the collaborative work will be presented including the role of APIC members in advancing the crucial role of front -line IPs working collaboratively with their public health colleagues, as well as mechanisms to improve and communicate this crucial role.

    Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

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    In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing:

    • APIC designates this activity for 1 Nursing Contact Hours

    Physicians:

    • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of PRA Category 1 Credits™
    • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/28/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This session will address the most common barriers to recruiting and hiring qualified IPs and offer effective and innovative solutions for filling vacant positions.

    CE: 1 / IPU: 1

    Wednesday, August 28, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
    Jennifer Vogelsberg BS, MLS (ASCP), CIC

    Many Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) departments struggle to recruit and hire qualified Infection Preventionists (IPs). Recent global epidemics, heightened attention to device-associated infections, and increasing regulatory requirements highlight the complexity and necessity of the IP role. The role of the IP is one that requires highly specified skills, clinical experience, and robust critical thinking, making the qualified candidate hard to find. This session will address the most common barriers to recruiting and hiring qualified IPs and offer effective and innovative solutions for filling vacant positions. The speakers will discuss ways to diversify and expand the IPC department, strategies for identifying how other professions can support the IPC program, ideas on how to partner with Human Resources to aid in recruitment, and approaches to build excitement for the IP role.

    Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

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    In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing:

    • APIC designates this activity for 1 Nursing Contact Hours

    Physicians:

    • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of PRA Category 1 Credits™
    • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/22/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    The proposed presentation will present the development process and implementation of electronic healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) review (deep dive) tools.

    CE: 1 / IPU: 1

    Thursday, August 22, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
    Caldwell A. Lewin MSN-IPC, RN, CIC, CPHQ and Tracey R.. Odachowski MSN, BA, RN, CIC, CCRN-K, NE-BC

    This proposal surrounds the optimization of data management through electronic methods. The proposed presentation will present the development process and implementation of electronic healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) review (deep dive) tools. Through the development of these tools, our multi-hospital organization has been able to streamline the HAI investigation process and quickly identify organizational trends and opportunities for improvement in our prevention efforts. We will share the two-year journey of this process with the lessons learned and the currently developed electronic investigation tools, and our strategy for maintaining a single repository. We will also discuss how we present our HAI trends across the system for individual facility and organizational events maintained in real-time. This process has significantly increased facility and corporate awareness of HAI events and improved the engagement and buy-in in supporting prevention efforts. The targeted audience is infection prevention teams looking to strengthen participation across their organization with the HAI review process and save time in tracking and reporting trends. Additionally, this process has significantly increased multidisciplinary engagement in infection prevention.

    Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

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    In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing:

    • APIC designates this activity for 1 Nursing Contact Hours

    Physicians:

    • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of PRA Category 1 Credits™
    • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Contains 2 Product(s) 2 new product(s) added recently

    Topics Include: Creating a Revenue Generating Infection Control Program, enhancing Partnerships Between Infection Prevention and Public Health and much more!

    1 CE/IPU per webinar in the series


    Topics Include: Creating a Revenue Generating Infection Control Program, enhancing Partnerships Between Infection Prevention and Public Health and much more! 

    Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

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    In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing:

    • APIC designates this activity for 1 Nursing Contact Hours

    Physicians:

    • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of PRA Category 1 Credits™
    • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/07/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    facility's overall performance is influenced partially by whether any of three different vaccinations were provided to residents. These three vaccinations are a few of several independent quality indicators on which a facility's star rating is based.

    CE: 1 / IPU: 1

    Wednesday, August 7, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
    Mary Cole RN, MS, CNRN, CCRN, SCRN, CIC and Melissa Galloway LPN

    Long term care leaders struggle with low reimbursement and excessive regulatory demand. One such regulation is the administration of vaccinations. A facility's overall performance is influenced partially by whether any of three different vaccinations were provided to residents. These three vaccinations are a few of several independent quality indicators on which a facility's star rating is based. With the infection preventionist coordinating the vaccination process in collaboration with individual nurse managers, our facility has been able to simultaneously improve quality scores, protect our residents, and capture all potential revenues. In turn our infection prevention program is revenue generating.

    Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

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    In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing:

    • APIC designates this activity for 1 Nursing Contact Hours

    Physicians:

    • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of PRA Category 1 Credits™
    • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/25/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    All levels of infection preventionists will benefit from our creative approach to infection prevention education, including ambulatory, home health, long-term care, and inpatient arenas

    CE: 1 / IPU: 1

    Thursday, July 25, 2024 @ 1 pm ET/div>Maureen Lansing MPH, BSN, RN, Nuria Acosta BA, RN, CCRN-K, CIC, and Brigid Constantino, BSN, RN, CIC

    Post Covid culture between frontline staff and Infection Preventionists needs an enema. An infusion of caregivers trained and entered the workforce during the pandemic, missing out on critical kinesthetic practice and whose primary clinical experience was lacking. Elevating back to basics by infusing creative tactics, infection preventionists can upskill these caregivers and improve patient outcomes. Presentations built on a foundation of slide decks and rote lecturing are no longer the norm and just-in-time reminders may fall on multitasking, unfocused ears. Adult education is improved, reaching more of the audience, by crossing all levels of instruction. When we reimagine activities that engage and promote compliance with Infection Prevention practices, stickiness ensues. Using multimodal stations to teach infection preventionists, we will demonstrate how to develop fun, new ways to practice safe patient care. We will incorporate visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic learning and infuse interpersonal, interactive, and developmentally appropriate coaching, as well as how to use assimilation dialogue considering diversity of staff’s individual language preferences, culture, and cognitive perspectives. Examples of such include tackling microbial contamination using simulated ultraviolet gel and blacklight for patient care techniques. These can demonstrate consequences of poor patient care practices like cleaning patients and the environment, device insertion, precise culturing, water splashes, and hand hygiene. Storytelling practice will impart the importance of changing the front-line staff member’s external locus of control to an internal locus of control of patient care. Developing competitions, applying child life techniques to improve engagement, and using positive reinforcement are other elements to be presented. Each of the elements is portable, not classroom setting based, which will aid in bringing the education to the teams. All levels of infection preventionists will benefit from our creative approach to infection prevention education, including ambulatory, home health, long-term care, and inpatient arenas

    Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

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    In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing:

    • APIC designates this activity for 1 Nursing Contact Hours

    Physicians:

    • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of PRA Category 1 Credits™
    • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/21/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us for an engaging session filled with insider tips, essential info and a dash of fun to ensure you’re not just attending APIC24 but absolutely thriving there!

    CE: 0 / IPU: 0

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024 @ 1 pm ET

    Jennifer Wroniewicz, CMP, DES, Director, Annual Conference

    Join us for an engaging session filled with insider tips, essential info and a dash of fun to ensure you’re not just attending APIC24 but absolutely thriving there! Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a first timer with a bundle of questions, this webinar is your golden ticket to making the most of your conference experience. From navigating the venue like a pro to highlighting must-attend sessions, we’ve got you covered. Plus, get a sneak peek at some of the groundbreaking innovations in infection control and epidemiology that will be showcased. 

    Why attend? 

    Unlock Secrets: Discover the best-kept secrets of APIC24, from exclusive events to networking opportunities that you won’t want to miss. 

    Ease Your Mind: Got questions?

     Get answers! We’re here to make sure you feel prepared, confident, and ready for an unforgettable experience. 

    Maximize Your Time: Learn how to tailor your schedule to your interests and professional goals, ensuring you leave the event inspired and informed. 

    Don’t miss this chance to kickstart your APIC24 journey on a high note. It’s more than a webinar; it’s your start line for an epic adventure in the world of infection control and epidemiology. Mark Your Calendars! 

    This is one pre-event party you won’t want to miss. Secure your spot now and let’s get ready to make APIC24 the best one yet!

    Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

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    In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing:

    • APIC designates this activity for 0 Nursing Contact Hours

    Physicians:

    • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of 0PRA Category 1 Credits™
    • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/20/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us for this fascinating look at IPC practices with an international lens.

    CE: 0 / IPU: 0

    Monday, May 20, 2024 @ 10 am ET
    Victor D Rosenthal MD

    Join us for this fascinating look at IPC practices with an international lens. This Miami-based researcher will present results of many international studies of HAIs, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). His work has taken him to many sites in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. He is the recipient of many awards for his publications and work in the IPC field. You won’t want to miss this view of IPC practices, along with lessons useful for us all.

    Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

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    In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing:

    • APIC designates this activity for 0 Nursing Contact Hours

    Physicians:

    • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of PRA Category 1 Credits™
    • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/16/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will examine how focusing on HAI reduction through hand hygiene alone is not sufficient. It will detail the need for a "bundled" approach consisting of hand hygiene and a cleaning and disinfection program to help drive down HAIs.

    CE: 0 / IPU: 0

    Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
    Sharon Ward-Fore, BS, MS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC

    The objective of this presentation is to examine the contribution of hand and environmental contamination to Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs). This webinar will examine how focusing on HAI reduction through hand hygiene alone is not sufficient. It will detail the need for a "bundled" approach consisting of hand hygiene and a cleaning and disinfection program to help drive down HAIs. The goal is to demonstrate the connection between the role hands and the environment play in cross-contamination, helping healthcare providers understand not only the importance of hand hygiene, but also the need to develop and maintain a robust environmental hygiene program for a safer environment for patients, staff, and visitors.

    Continuing Education (CE) Credit:

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    In support of improving patient care, The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing:

    • APIC designates this activity for 0 Nursing Contact Hours

    Physicians:

    • APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of PRA Category 1 Credits™
    • Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    Sharon Ward-Fore, BS, MS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC

    Infection Prevention Consultant

    Essity

    Sharon has worked in healthcare since 1985, in both acute care and industrial research and development. In R &D she was involved in microbiology research and development for surgical implantable devices, contact lenses and lens care solutions, pharmaceutical research and development, sterilization and disinfection cycle development and validation. She began her career as an Infection Preventionist at a Chicago Veterans Administration hospital, then moved on to an academic medical center acute care hospital in downtown Chicago.

    Her areas of expertise include special pathogens training; personal protective equipment selection and training; emergency preparedness; surgical services; sterilization practices; disinfectants and cleaners, with a special place in her heart for environmental services. Medical device and equipment material compatibility with surface disinfectants is an area of great interest to her because patient and staff safety rely on compatibility and efficacy of products used in healthcare.

    Sharon is the clinical advisor for Metrex where she helps with training and education for Metrex staff and their clients. She is also an independent infection prevention consultant; a member of the editorial advisory board of Infection Control Today magazine; and a Clinical Editor for The APIC Text.

    She has a B.S. in Biology and Medical Technology, and a M.S. in Clinical Microbiology. She is Board Certified in Infection Control (CIC) and is an APIC Fellow (FAPIC).