Infection Preventionists Leading the Way to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
Provided by the MU Sinclair School of Nursing through a contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Date and location
March 3, 2017 (first Friday in March)
Peachtree Banquet Center
120 E. Nifong
Map and directions
I ncludes the conference, web link to handouts, CE credit, light breakfast, hosted luncheon, refreshment breaks.
Infection preventionists in acute care settings and other healthcare providers, educators, managers, administrators, quality and regulatory personnel interested in HAIs.
Infection Preventionists (IPs) can lead the way to reduce HAIs if they can assist frontline care providers to translate their knowledge into practice at the point of care and garner administrative support. The purpose of this educational program is to enhance the leadership skills of IPs in translating research to practice and engaging stakeholders, including the front line staff, in order to improve the clinical and administrative outcomes of patients with HAIs.
The content is based on the results of an online needs assessment of IPs in acute care settings in Missouri as well as expert input from the conference planning committee.
Welcome and introductions
Keynote: What IPs Need to Know about the Role of CMS in Assessing Infection Prevention and Control Compliance
- Karen Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC infection preventionist, Survey and Certification Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and clinical instructor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill
- CMS has made reducing HAIs a priority in the last decade. This session will assist the IP in understanding the evolution of CMS infection control regulations in the last decade and common CMS infection control citations. CMS survey strategies for infection prevention and control programs to improve outcomes and avoid penalties will also be discussed.
Using Implementation Science to Improve Care on the Frontlines
- Leah L. Shever, PhD, RN, adjunct clinical instructor, University of Michigan School of Nursing, director of nursing research, quality, and innovation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor
- Most of us struggle to achieve and maintain 100 percent compliance with hand hygiene. Is one more in-service on the importance of hand hygiene the answer? In this session, you will learn how to lead the way in reducing HAIs through the use of implementation science in your work with frontline care providers and other stakeholders.
Combating Antibiotic Resistance: The Future Role of the Infection Preventionist in Antibiotic Stewardship
- Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, professor, Jefferson College of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Penn
- At long last, antibiotic stewardship (AS) is a national agenda. The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic- Resistant Bacteria released by the White House in 2015 called for creating AS programs in all acute care hospitals. Regulatory agencies have picked up the gauntlet to advance the goal. This is your opportunity to hear a former president of APIC and nationally recognized expert discuss the IPs evolving role in AS and decreasing antibiotic resistance. Potential barriers in integrating the IP into the overall AS program and ways to manage them will be included.
Risk Assessment, Construction/Renovation and Infection Prevention
- Loie Ruhl Couch, RN, BS, CIC, FAPIC, Infection Prevention Specialist, Barnes- Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
- This presentation will familiarize the IP with risk assessment, construction and renovation in the health care facility. The importance of pro-active planning and involvement of the IP very early in the construction process will be included as will the evolving roles of the IP related to facility maintenance and industrial hygiene.
Performance Improvement and Project Management
- Koby Clements, MBA, deputy director of operations, Center for Health Care Quality, University of Missouri Health Care and adjunct instructor, Department of Health Management and Informatics, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia
- The presentation will include a high-level over overview of QI from the perspective of Dr. W. Edwards Deming's System of Profound Knowledge with a key focus on assisting the IP to understand and interpret variation. Key QI tools will be presented along with tips for implementing improvement interventions and sustaining improvement regarding infection prevention and control.
Occupational Infection Prevention
- Nancy W. Gemeinhart, MHA, RN, CICProgram director, BJC Occupational Health Services, work comp administration, and WellAware Fitness Center, St. Louis
- This session will provide an overview of risks and strategies to prevent occupational infection in health care personnel as well as management of occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens.
S266 School of Nursing Building
Columbia, MO 65211-4120
6 contact hours (approximate)
The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number: MO1019-7
This approval is reciprocal in all states and for all specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC approval process.
Requirements for successful completion
- Learners must attend and be paid in full
- Learners must participate in any individual or small group activities
- Learners must complete the online evaluation form
A block of rooms at the special rate of $99 has been reserved for the evening of March 2 until Feb. 2, 2017 at the Stoney Creek Hotel, located at 2601 S. Providence Road, Columbia. After this date, rooms will be on a space available basis only. To make reservations, please call 1-800-659-2220. Be sure to ask for the MU SCHOOL OF NURSING room block. The hotel is located just off Providence Road, 1.5 miles north of the Peachtree Banquet Center where the conference will be held. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations and guaranteeing reservations with a credit card.
- Dana Edwards, RN, infection prevention coordinator, Cox Health, Springfield
- Shirley J. Farrah, PhD, RN-BC, assistant dean, MU Nursing Outreach teaching professor, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia
- Eddie Hedrick, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC, emerging infections coordinator (former), senior epidemiology specialist, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Columbia
- Kate Henschel, MPH, healthcare-associated infections coordinator/epidemiologist, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Columbia
- Tina Hilmas, BSN, RN, CPPS, assistant director, Center for Patient Safety, Jefferson City
- Christy Lee, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CLL Healthcare Consulting, LLC, Columbia
- Jo Micek, RN, CIC, infection preventionist, Liberty Hospital, Kansas City Chapter, APIC
- Elizabeth Monsees, MSN, MBA, RN, CIC, FAPIC, antibiotic stewardship program manager, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City
- Nancy Nickos, RN, infection preventionist, Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Springfield Chapter, APIC
- Eileen Phillips, MSN, RN, CIC, infection control professional, Infection Control Department, University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics, Columbia, Show-Me Central Chapter, APIC
- Robert White, BA, PT, CPHQ, hospital program manager, HAI state task lead, Primaris/TMF-QIN, Columbia
- Alison Williams, MBA-HMA, RN, BSN, vice president of clinical quality improvement, Missouri Hospital Association, Jefferson City
- Todd Winterbower, BS, coordinator, continuing education, MU Nursing Outreach, Columbia
- Chris Zirges, MSN, RN, APRN, CIC, FAPIC, regional director of infection prevention, SSM Health, St. Louis; Greater St. Louis Chapter, APIC