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WEBINARS Infection Prevention is Everybody’s Business

This webinar presents tools to help engage all employees to be empowered to be an infection prevention agent. Derived from the Perioperative Services environment, these strategies can be used in any setting. The true challenge is to motivate employees to take an active role in infection prevention.

Presenter: Sandra Hyman, RN, MPA, CIC

Infection Prevention and Control Reports to Me…What do I Need to Know? Infection Prevention and Control is a unique profession with a specific body of knowledge. The individual to whom an IP reports may not be familiar with the content and requirements for this important position. The focus of this session is on IP selection, key attributes for a successful Infection Preventionist, importance of networking, education needs, what to expect from the program and, most important, how the “boss” can assist the IP both in resources and program implementation.

Presenter: Janet Frain, RN, CIC, CPHQ, CPHRM

Show Me the Evidence! Using Evidence-Based Practices to Prevent Healthcare- Associated Infections

This presentation discusses barriers that can affect acceptance and implementation of evidence-based infection prevention recommendations and reviews strategies that have been used successfully to over- come these barriers. The information helps the infection preventionist understand how evidence related to infection prevention practices can be identified, assessed, and used to ensure that research findings can be effectively translated into clinical practice and improved patient outcomes.

Presenter: Kathleen Arias, MS, MT, SM, CIC

Bed Bugs: Strategies for Healthcare Professionals This presentation enhances the understanding of bed bugs, and describes the challenges of and approaches to dealing with this re-emerging infestation in healthcare and in the community. Infection preventionists, specialists in breaking the chain of transmission, are often called on to deal with these pests. While not





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