Orientation for New Infection Prevention Professionals

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Seminar

Date:5/8/2019
Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Description:

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and MHA Health Institute.
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Sponsored by the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders
 

Dates & Location

Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9

Columbia College — Jefferson City Campus
3314 Emerald Lane
Jefferson City, Mo.


Register on or before Friday, May 3.

MHA member — $375
Nonmember — $475

The registration fee includes continental breakfasts, lunches, refreshments and program materials. This seminar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation. This seminar also is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs on Dec. 17, 2018.


Hotel Reservation

Various hotels available in the area.


Audience

NEW infection prevention professionals — less than two years in profession


Purpose

This conference will prepare new infection prevention health care professionals to be facilitators and resources for surveillance, prevention and control of infections. It will aid professionals new to the responsibilities of infection prevention in managing the everyday duties of infection surveillance, analyzing disease data, and problem identification and resolution. This program will benefit acute, long-term, residential, ambulatory care, public health, rehabilitation, home health and mental health disciplines. It will enhance existing programs through a presentation of current guidelines and evidence-based practices applicable to infection control programs, product selection and evaluation. This conference allows participants to engage in hands-on, case study and group review activities, as well as applications of user-friendly tools to enhance their infection prevention programs and goals.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • discuss health care pathogens and multi-resistant organisms
  • discuss various infection prevention tools such as the IC plan, risk assessment and ICRA
  • discuss the principles of sterilization and disinfection
  • discuss employee health protocols for preventing and responding to employee health and safety issues
  • discuss the National Healthcare Safety Network and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reporting requirements and NHSN definitions
  • identify the chain of infection cycle and isolation principles and precautions
  • review the recommended and required surveillance activities to reduce and prevent healthcare-associated infections


Agenda

Wednesday, May 8

7:30 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:55 a.m. — Welcome
Toi D. Wilde, MBA, R.N.

Program Manager
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

8 a.m. — Identification of Infectious Diseases: Microbiology, Antimicrobials and Resistance
Linda Merz, M(ASCP)CM, MLT, CIC

Manager, Infection Prevention & Control/Employee Health & Wellness
St. Anthony’s Medical Center
St. Louis

9 a.m. — Identification of Infectious Diseases 2: Chain of Infection, Organisms of Interest
Becky Smith, MSN, R.N., CIC

Infection Prevention and Control Director
North Kansas City Hospital
Kansas City, Mo.

10 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m. — Surveillance and Epidemiology: Surveillance Overview and Epi/Stats
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Manager of Infection Prevention, Occupational Health and Wound Care
Christian Hospital and Northwest Healthcare
St. Louis

11:15 a.m. — Surveillance: Big 5 Infections (CAUTI, CLABSI, SSI, VAE, Lab ID)
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

Becky Smith, MSN, R.N., CIC

12:15 p.m. — Lunch (provided)

12:45 p.m. — Surveillance: Big 5 Infections (CAUTI, CLABSI, SSI, VAE, Lab ID) (Continued)
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Becky Smith, MSN, R.N., CIC

2:30 p.m. — Break

2:45 p.m. — Preventing and Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents
Becky Smith, MSN, R.N., CIC

4:15 p.m. — Adjournment

Thursday, May 9

7:30 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. — MHA Resources
Sarah M. Willson, MBA, BSN, CHPCA
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

Toi D. Wilde, MBA, R.N.
Program Manager
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City, Mo. 

8:30 a.m. — Occupational Employee Health: The Other Side of Patient Safety
Martina (Tina) Harvey, R.N.
Employee Health Coordinator
North Kansas City Hospital
Kansas City, Mo.

9:30 a.m. — Break 

9:45 a.m. — Management/Communication/Professional Development/Education and Research
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

11:15 p.m. — New National Healthcare Safety Network Training: Assisting Hospitals in Meeting New Reporting Requirements
Robert L. Geist, MPH, CIC
Epidemiologist, KDHE Healthcare-Associated Infections Program
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Topeka, Kan.

12:15 p.m. — Lunch (provided) 

12:45 p.m. — Environment of Care
Becky Smith, MSN, R.N., CIC

2:15 p.m. — Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilization
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

3:15 p.m. — Closing Remarks
Toi D. Wilde, MBA, R.N. 

3:30 p.m. — Adjournment


Faculty

Robert Geist is an advanced epidemiologist serving the Healthcare-associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program and the Infectious Disease Eepidemiology Response Group at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Geist joined the state health department in 2010 during the initial implementation of the state’s HAI program. In 2012, he became board certified in infection control, and in 2016, was honored to become a Fellow of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control.

Tina Harvey has been the employee health coordinator at North Kansas City Hospital since 2000. She was the infection control coordinator at North Kansas City Hospital from 1995 to 1999. She has been an active member in the local Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare chapter since 2000 and is the current vice president of the chapter. She earned her Occupational Health certification (COHN) in 2011 and earned a certification in Ergonomics (CEAS) in 2015. The Journal of the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare published an article by Harvey in volume 32, No. 2 of the Spring 2012 in the Colleague Connection section regarding an outbreak of Norwegian scabies.

Kathleen McMullen received a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in public health concentrating in epidemiology and biostatistics from St. Louis University. She is currently the manager of infection prevention, occupational health and wound care at Christian Hospital, a 300-bed community facility located in St. Louis, Mo. McMullen is board certified in infection prevention and control and a Fellow of APIC. She currently serves as the vice-chair of the Practice Guidance Committee on APIC and as a liaison to AAMI Standards Committees. McMullen been a presenter at APIC, SHEA and ID Week national meetings and is the author of many IP-related papers and abstracts.

Linda Merz received an associate degree in medical laboratory science from Southwestern Illinois College and went on to graduate from Webster University with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology. She has 17 years of microbiology experience and has been working in infection prevention and control at St. Anthony's Medical Center since 2004. Linda became certified in infection prevention and control in 2008.

Becky Smith received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing. Her master’s degree was completed with an emphasis in nursing administration. She is currently the director of infection prevention and control at North Kansas City Hospital, a 451-bed community hospital located in North Kansas City, Mo. Smith is board certified in infection prevention and control. She has experience in both the acute and long-term acute settings as an infection preventionist. Smith is active with APIC and has served as the Greater KC APIC President. She has presented both locally and nationally on infection control topics.

 


Continuing Education

Participants must attend the program in its entirety and complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion and continuing education contact hours.

Accreditation Statement
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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and the MHA Health Institute. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation
NursingAXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 13 contact hours.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Requirements for Credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 p.m. ET Friday, June 7, 2019. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation. Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Faculty or Presenter  Reported Financial Relationship
 Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC  Nothing to disclose
 Becky Smith MSN, R.N.,CIC  Nothing to disclose
 Linda Merz, M(ASCP)CM, MLT, CIC  Nothing to disclose
 Tina Harvey, R.N.  Nothing to disclose
 Robert L. Geist, MPH, CIC
 Nothing to disclose
 Sarah M. Willson, MBA, BSN, CHPCA
 Nothing to disclose
 Toi D. Wilde, MBA, R.N.
 Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Planner/Manager  Reported Financial Relationship
 Rita F. Kay  Nothing to disclose
 Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., R.N., MHA, MRM  Nothing to disclose
 Dee Morgillo, MEd., CHCP  Nothing to disclose


Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Americans With Disabilities Act
In compliance With the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact the MHA Health Institute at 573/893-3700 before the meeting dates.