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Monday, June 4

3-4 p.m. | Session 1304

Disinfection and Sterilization in Physician Practices and Specialty Clinics

What’s different about disinfection and sterilization in ambulatory care facilities? What’s the same? This session offers guidance and explains what should be the same and what should be different in these processes in physician practices and in specialty clinics that do not have access to a sterile processing department.

Judie Bringhurst, RN, MSN, CIC Infection Prevention Coordinator, Ambulatory Care Duke University Health System

3-4 p.m. | Session 1305 Really, Are You Serious?

This session will highlight some thought-provoking and often unbelievable examples of issues faced by infection preventionists. The presenters will provide an entertaining and educational discussion of practices and events that made them want to cry out “Really?”

Titus Daniels, MD, MPH, MMHC Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist Vanderbilt University Medical Center

4:30-5:30 p.m. | Session 1500

Mandatory Reporting of Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) System

Beginning in 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will require hospitals to report healthcare personnel influenza vaccination through NHSN using a standardized measure. This session includes an overview of measure definitions and reporting protocols. Representatives from jurisdictions involved in pilot-testing the measure will share implementation recommendations.

Faruque Ahmed, PhD Senior Epidemiologist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anita Geevarughese, MD, MPH Adult Immunization Medical Specialist New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Patricia McLendon, MPH Epidemiologist

California Department of Public Health Carmela Smith, MS

Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Project Manager New Mexico Medical Review Association


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