Assessing Your Infection Prevention Program: From Planning to Patient Outcomes
NDHA is an approved provider of continuing education by the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central time
Registration fees: $175 per NDHA member | $225 per non-member
Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Compliance Officer, Emergency Department Personnel, Joint Commission Coordinator, Medica Records, Quality Improvement personnel, Risk Manager, and Legal Counsel.
This webinar will review the essential components of an effective infection prevention program and help you connect the dots between program planning, implementation, and patient outcomes. Our speaker will discuss the annual evaluation, risk assessment, and program plan, including methods to evaluate your data, set priorities, and engage stakeholders. The webinar will also highlight the important roles that construction and renovation as well as cleaning and disinfecting play in preventing infections.
9:00- 10:30 a.m. Elements of an effective infection prevention program
10:30- 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00- 12:30 p.m. IP and Environment of Care
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Discuss how to conduct a risk assessment.
- Describe the differences among the annual risk assessment, targeted risk assessments and the construction and renovation risk assessment and identify how each is used.
- List various methods to identify infection prevention priorities.
- Discuss the basics of cleaning and disinfection.
- Identify techniques to enhance education for environmental service personnel.
- Examine the use of checklists to conduct environmental rounds.
Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC has extensive experience in infection prevention in the acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory surgery settings. She held leadership roles in her local APIC chapter before becoming a member of the APIC Board of Directors in 2010. She was secretary of the APIC Board in 2012-2013 and served as APIC president in 2017. Greene was also president of the board for APIC Consulting Services in 2015, and she continues to serve APIC and the IPC profession as an advisor and contributor to APIC position papers and implementation guides, APIC representative to the 2020 CDC Decennial Steering Committee, and frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences. The author of dozens of peer-reviewed publications, Greene is an expert on quality improvement, antimicrobial stewardship, and health care-associated infections. She served on the AJIC editorial board from 2015 to 2017. In 2020, APIC awarded her with the prestigious Carole DeMille award which is given annually to an IP with visionary leadership and extraordinary contributions to the profession. She has also received numerous awards in leadership and nursing.
This speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.