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Wednesday, June 6


9:30-10 a.m. | Session 3201


30/30: Nurses Driving Infection Prevention Change in the NICU


This presentation will showcase the significance of nurse-driven interventions and their integral roles in the success of reducing VAP and CLABSI rates within a NICU. The focus will be on development of NICU- specific bundles and the implementation process moving forward.


Teri Hulett, RN


Infection Preventionist University of Colorado Hospital


9:30-10:30 a.m. | Session 3202 Your Infection Prevention Program: How to Size It and Sell It


Infection prevention is in the limelight—let’s take advantage of it! We'll discuss some successful strategies for determining what types and number of resources your program needs to meet increased requests from multiple agencies interested in the infection prevention arena, and presenting the business case to senior leaders.


Amy Nichols, RN, MBA, CIC Director, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control University of California Medical Center and Benioff Children’s Hospital


9:30-10:30 a.m. | Session 3204 Update on HAIs in LTC


If you are interested in knowing about the latest efforts being made by CMS, HHS and other partners to reduce HAIs in long term care facilities, this is the session for you.


Alice Bonner, PhD, RN Director, Division of Nursing Homes Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


9:30-10:30 a.m. | Session 3205


Hospital Disinfection and Disinfectant Resistance: What We Know, What We Don't, and What We Wish We Knew


This session will explore the use of disinfectants and resistance to disinfectants in the healthcare setting, with a particular focus on chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG).


James Johnson, MD, MPH Instructor of Medicine Vanderbilt University


Concurrent Sessions 15


1-2 p.m. | Session 3400 Hand Hygiene Update


For such a “simple” and low-tech procedure, hand hygiene has received increased attention from clinicians and administrators/regulators. In this session, we will discuss the latest thinking and research regarding hand hygiene efficacy and behavioral strategies.


Elaine Larson, PhD, FAAN, RN, CIC Associate Dean


Columbia University School of Nursing


1-2 p.m. | Session 3401 30/30: So You Want to Volunteer? Preparing for a Volunteer Infection Prevention Medical Mission


Medical mission work provides challenges and rewards for the nurse in infection prevention. This presentation will showcase stories that will demonstrate what it’s like to be “in the trenches” in underdeveloped countries, and develop a new appreciation for the work you do.


Mary Sibulsky, RN Nurse Manager, AAAHC Surveyor


North Idaho Eye Institute, International Eye Institute Medical Reserve Corps


30/30: Surviving an EF-5 Tornado-Infection Prevention Required


This might sound like a nightmare but imagine that your hospital has taken a direct hit by an EF-5 Tornado. More than one-third of your city has been destroyed. Evacuation must be complete in 90 minutes. What would you do? Come hear how this team mobilized an inpatient mobile medical unit in seven days and remained fully functional for four months, and hear about infection prevention lessons.


Donna Stokes, RN


Infection Control Coordinator Mercy-St. John's Joplin


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