2024 CMS Hospital Infection Prevention and Control and ASP (W4012)
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1 HLT Credit
This is a recording of a live webinar delivered on April 30, 2024.


This webinar will discuss the changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made to the infection control standards in 2019 as well as the interpretive guidelines developed in July 2022.  

Attendees will learn how hospitals can comply with the regulation, including verifying qualifications of the infection preventionist, having a hospital-wide antibiotic stewardship program, and following nationally recognized infection control standards. 

Additionally, this webinar will discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) procedures for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices, along with resources for training. The Joint Commission standards on the Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) will be briefly discussed. 

Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM 

Laura A. Dixon served as the director of risk management and patient safety for the Colorado Region of Kaiser Permanente. Prior to joining Kaiser, she served as the director, facility patient safety and risk management and operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020. In her role, she provided patient safety and risk management consultation and training to facilities, practitioners, and staff in multiple states. 

Dixon has more than 20 years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services, and pain management. Prior to joining COPIC, she served as the director, Western region, patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company in Napa, California. In this capacity, she provided patient safety and risk management consultation to the physicians and staff for the western United States  

As a registered nurse and attorney, Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University, RECEP of Denver, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College of Law, Des Moines, Iowa, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and California.

The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to: 


  • Recall the standard and new interpretive guidelines for infection prevention and control. 

  • Relate key requirements for an infection prevention and control program. 

  • Identify the requirements for the infection preventionist and antibiotic stewardship lead. 

  • Describe incorporation of infection prevention and control and ASP into the QAPI program. 

 The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation is an approved provider of nursing home administrator credits as a professional trade association in long term care under Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 393-13-.02, (1) (a).  Approved for 2 contact hours.   


By attending 2024 CMS Hospital Infection Prevention and Control and ASP offered by Georgia Hospital Association, participants may earn up to 2 ACHE Qualifying Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. Attendees who wish to have the hours applied toward ACHE Qualifying Education credit must self-report their participation by logging into their MyACHE account and selecting ACHE Qualifying Education Credit. 

Please complete the course evaluation to earn your certificate of participation.
Contact us at education@gha.org with any questions.
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