2024 Quality and Patient Safety for Aspiring IP Leaders Series

2024 Quality and Patient Safety for Aspiring IP Leaders Series

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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IPUs

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/15/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Participants will learn what has worked with Infection Prevention partnering with SPD (Sterile Processing Department) leadership and how to conquer some of the toughest obstacles together.

    CE: 1 / IPU: 1

    Wednesday, May 15, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
    Jill Holdsworth CIC, FAPIC, CRCST, NREMT and Jake McHugh CRCST, CIS, CHL, CER

    Participants will learn what has worked with Infection Prevention partnering with SPD (Sterile Processing Department) leadership and how to conquer some of the toughest obstacles together. Topics include decreased IUSS (Immediate Use Steam Sterilization) rates, conquering the decontamination area temperatures, Labor & Delivery soiled instrument issues, pre-cleaning and spraying of instruments before arriving at SPD, general cleaning of the department, construction projects in SPD, regulatory standards compliance, survey readiness, transport of instruments from outside departments 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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    IPUs

  • 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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    IPUs

  • 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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    IPUs

  • 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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    IPUs

  • 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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    IPUs