2023 Heroes of APIC: Onboarding: A Roadmap To Setting Your New IP Up for Success
Recorded On: 11/20/2023
Tawanna McInnis-Cole, DHA, MS, BSN, RN, CIC
Infection Preventionists have several different academic backgrounds thus a standardized approach to teaching foundational skills is necessary. Access to IP resources, engaged collaborative disciplines, innovative instruction time, and return demonstration are effective strategies to ensure your new IP gains the needed skills and is set up for success. This webinar will walk you through the onboarding process developed to support the learning needs of their team.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit:
- In support of improving patient care, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (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.
- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) designates this activity for 0 nursing contact hours. (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible).
- To get CE credit 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 accrediting body, but it is vital to development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
Registered Nurse & Infection Preventionist
Memorial Hermann Health System
Tawanna McInnis-Cole is a Registered Nurse for 23 years and an Infection Preventionist for 16 years with Memorial Hermann Health System. She takes pride in the field of Infection Prevention by facilitating the implementation of evidence-based best practices across the healthcare continuum. As a motivated leader, she enjoys the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration for the development of patient and healthcare worker prevention strategies.
Valerie Ausborn MPH, CIC
Regional Manager of Infection Prevention
Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center
Valerie Ausborn, MPH, CIC is the Regional Manager of Infection Prevention at Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center, based in Houston, Texas. Valerie received her BA from the University of Iowa and MPH in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health. She is certified in infection prevention and control (CIC) and is an active member of her local APIC chapter in Houston, TX.
Valerie worked in quantitative research prior to infection prevention. She has infection prevention experience in both pediatric and adult populations, as well as experience specific to orthopedic surgery. Valerie had the opportunity to speak at APIC 2022, presenting the implementation of a bedside procedure audit tool specific to pediatric cardiovascular patients. She supports many workgroups throughout the hospital system and facility to improve quality and patient safety.