Open Communication and Implementation of a Central Surveillance Model
Includes a Live Web Event on 05/08/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
CE: 1 / IPU: 1
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
Bethany Gregg, MBA, RN, CIC, CPPS, LSSYB and Taniqua Day MHA, CIC, HACP
This session will be a review of how a healthcare system in New Jersey implemented a central surveillance model across 10 acute care hospitals to more consistently apply surveillance definitions and allow site infection preventionists (IP) more time to address the needs of their hospitals such as rounding in high-risk locations and outbreak response and mitigation. Strategies included open, frequent bidirectional communication between the site and field IP teams through virtual platforms such as Google CHAT and GMAIL as well as participation in site and network-wide meetings.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit:
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.
- APIC designates this activity for 1 Nursing Contact Hours
- APIC designates this live course activity for a maximum of 1 PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- APIC designates this activity for 1 infection prevention unit(s).
- For more information, please see https://www.cbic.org/CBIC/Recertify/Recertification-by-Continuing-Education.htm
Bethany Gregg, MBA, RN, CIC, CPPS, LSSYB
System Infection Prevention (IP) Director
Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH
System Infection Prevention (IP) Director at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) and nurse by background with clinical experience in pediatrics and critical care and over a decade of experience as an IP. Beth leads the IP team with a focus on best practices and an emphasis on high reliability and patient safety to improve outcomes and streamline processes to prevent harm.
Taniqua Day MHA, CIC, HACP
Field Infection Preventionist
Field Infection Preventionist at HMH with a BS in Microbiology and an MS in Healthcare Administration. Taniqua has 8 years of experience as an IP in acute care hospitals managing infection control programs and facilitating the prevention and reduction of nosocomial infections. She remotely assists hospitals within HMH with HAI surveillance, post-exposure notifications, and procedure abstractions.