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Title: Maximizing Infection Prevention and Control Program Data
Date: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 12 p.m. CDT
Intended Audience: Healthcare workers
Description: The purpose of this webinar is to share data collection, analysis, and presentation strategies to an audience of novice to expert infection preventionists.
  • Describe the fundamental data measures of an Infection Prevention and Control Program.
  • List several internal and external data sources available to the facility’s Infection Preventionist.
  • Explain how data type and collection tool are used to guide appropriate analysis, presentation, and evaluation.
  • Recognize how to target audience (e.g., nurse, licensed-independent practitioner (LIP), environmental services staff) and method for information dissemination influence presentation.
  • Integrate data validation tools as part of data evaluation.
Presenter: Shannon Davila MSN, RN, CIC, CPHQ
Link to recorded webinar: 

Available through: 12/10/2018

Title: Sterile Processing Department: What You Need to Know
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. CDT
Intended Audience: Healthcare workers
Description: Learn the intricacies of the sterile processing department, including what items you should look for, what processes should be reviewed and what questions should be asked. Topics cover the entire pathway from point of use cleaning, through decontamination and sterilization, to sterile storage.
  • Understand the steps needed to process re-usable instruments used in sterile procedures
  • Identify key updates to AAMI ST79:2017 that are important for Infection Prevention
  • Feel prepared to complete a comprehensive assessment of a sterile processing department
Presenter: Kathleen McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Link to recorded webinar:

Available through: 10/25/2018

Title: Cleaning and Disinfection in the Long-term Care Setting: Where Do We Start?
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. CDT
Intended Audience: Long-term care facility staff
Description: Keeping a healthcare environment clean and disinfected is a cornerstone of infection prevention and control. One of the main responsibilities of the infection preventionist is to be aware of and involved in all aspects of environmental cleaning and disinfection. This webinar targets long-term care facility staff, and discusses the basics of keeping the long-term care environment clean and disinfected using an interdisciplinary teamwork model.
  • Describe how the healthcare environment can become a reservoir for organisms that cause infections
  • Differentiate between cleaning and disinfecting
  • Understand chemical contact time
  • Apply strategies for an interdisciplinary team approach to cleaning and disinfecting the LTC environment
Presenter: Deb Patterson Burdsall PhD, RN-BC, CIC, FAPIC
Link to recorded webinar:

Available through: 03/29/2018