Infection Preventionists Leading the Way to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
The following educational program took place on March 3, 2017. Hosted by the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, this full-day conference was made possible through a contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services who received funding from the CDC. The purpose, target audience and learning objectives are included below. See the detailed conference brochure with a full agenda (PDF). Select sessions were videotaped and are provided below, along with the accompanying PowerPoint slides for educational purposes.
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.
Infection Preventionists in Acute Care Settings and other healthcare providers, educators, managers, administrators, quality and regulatory personnel interested in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
Videos for three sessions have been uploaded to YouTube. To see the video for each session, click on the title.
What IPs need to know about the role of CMS in assessing infection prevention and control compliance (1 hr., 9 min.)
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
This session assists 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 is also discussed.
SLIDES: What IPs need to know about the role of CMS in assessing infection prevention and control compliance (PDF)
Using implementation science to improve care on the frontlines (53 min.)
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
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.
SLIDES: Using implementation science to improve care on the frontlines (PDF)
Combating Antibiotic Resistance: The Future Role of the Infection Preventionist in Antibiotic Stewardship (53 min.)
Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, Professor, Jefferson College of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
In this session, you will 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 are included.
SLIDES: Combating Antibiotic Resistance: The Future Role of the Infection Preventionist in Antibiotic Stewardship (PDF)