HIIN Bootcamp - KC

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Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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This educational event is being offered through MHA’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. Contact Tabatha Brightwell at tbrightwell@mhanet.com or 573/893-3700, ext. 1382 with questions.

Date & Location
Friday, August 25
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn
Santa Fe BC
19677 East Jackson Dr.
Independence, Mo. 64057


Missouri HIIN Regional Bootcamps are designed to offer a more interactive and hands-on learning environment. The bootcamps will highlight hospital or health care-acquired infections and different evidence-based practices and techniques for prevention.

8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.
Welcome and HIIN Project Update
Jessica Stultz

9:15 a.m.
Ice Breaker Activity

9:30 a.m.
HAI Prevention Case Study
North Kansas City Hospital

10:15 a.m.
Team Engagement: How do we make HAI prevention a team sport?
Barb Debaun, Cynosure Health

Do you think of yourself as an "influencer?" Do you spend much of your day trying to get people to do the right thing and then think it was his/her idea in the first place? If so, this session will showcase the myths and mysteries of influence and engagement. We will explore specific techniques that will engage your staff and bring them to the front of the line where influencers can lead the pack. Front-line nurses, quality leaders and infection preventionists are masters at influencing ... we just need to polish things up a bit.

11:30 a.m.

1 p.m.
Antibiotic Stewardship: Impact of “Culture of Culturing”
Barb Debaun, Cynosure Health

Hospital teams spend a significant amount of time and resources trying to prevent the transmission of infections. How might we shift our thinking to preventing these infections in the first place through active participation in promotion of antibiotic stewardship programs? How many patients receive antibiotics for a “false-positive” test result either because we performed tests that were not warranted or the results were interpreted incorrectly? What are the reasons for culturing patients who are asymptomatic? What is the role of front-line nurses in antibiotic stewardship? This session will provide practical approaches and case studies to showcase the impact of a facility’s “culture of culturing.” We will connect the dots and draw the lines that demonstrate how culturing practices impact not only your “rates” but the care provided to patients.

2 p.m.
Antibiotic Stewardship Program Immersion Project Case Study Panel
Fitzgibbon Hospital
Northwest Medical Center

3 p.m.
What's Next? Creating Reliability and Sustainability
Barb Debaun, Cynosure Health

Once you have seen improvement in reducing HAIs, how do you sustain the gains? This session will explore some of the key factors in hard-wiring successful changes. Teams will also have an opportunity to discuss concrete actions they will take to begin testing new strategies, as well as to STOP doing things that are not based on the evidence.

3 p.m.
Jessica Stultz

3:30 p.m.