Assessing Your Infection Prevention Program, Two-Part Series Part 1 (W4015)
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On-Demand
Cost
$0.00
Credit Offered
1 HLT Credit
This is a recording of a live webinar delivered on May 8, 2024.


This two-part webinar series will review the components of an effective infection prevention program and 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. These webinars will also highlight the important roles of construction and renovation as well as cleaning and disinfecting in preventing infections.  

 

Linda Greene has extensive experience in infection prevention in 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 served as secretary of the APIC Board in 2012-2013 and 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. 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. 

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: 

 

  • 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.  

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 4 contact hours.   

By attending Assessing Your Infection Prevention Program, Two-Part Series offered by Georgia Hospital Association, participants may earn up to 4 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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