Infection Prevention and Control Issues in the Environment of Care
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - LIVE
(all times Eastern)
Fri, Nov 4, 2011: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tue, Nov 29, 2011: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wed, Dec 7, 2011: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Thu, Dec 22, 2011: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are approximately 1.7 million new cases of infections that are acquired by patients during their stays in hospitals every year. Of these, approximately 99,000 result in death (although there may be other factors besides infection), making healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States. From a business perspective, this translates into a cost of approximately $4.5-$6.5 billion a year for hospitals to combat these infections. Accordingly, compliance with The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal 7, which relates to HAIs, is an important priority for hospitals.
During this 60-minute live activity, expert faculty examine the impact of infections on healthcare delivery systems and the implementation of strategies that can reduce or prevent the spread of infections. In particular, discussion will center on NPSG.07.05.01 (surgical site infections) and NPSG.07.06.01 (catheter-associated urinary tract infections).
This activity is relevant to those responsible for the prevention and control of infections, including managers and supervisors, along with training, infection control, patient safety, and quality improvement professionals.
After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Identify The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal related to infection control.
- Describe The Joint Commission’s requirements to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections, and how compliance with these requirements is evaluated during the onsite survey.
- Identify methods to reduce or prevent the transmission of infection.
Louise Kuhny, R.N., MPH, MBA, CIC
Clinical Educator, Accreditation and Certification Operations
The Joint Commission
Ms. Kuhny is an employee of The Joint Commission.
Sanjay Saint, M.D., MPH
Associate Chief of Medicine, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
Director, VA/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program
Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dr. Saint has nothing to disclose.
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Joint Commission Resources designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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National Association for Healthcare Quality
This activity has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 1.0 Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) CE credits.
American College of Healthcare Executives
Joint Commission Resources is authorized to award 1 hour of pre-approved Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward Category II credit should list their attendance when applying for advancement or recertification in ACHE.
Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits. If a participant needs to leave early, their continuing education credits will need to be reduced.
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
- View the presentation and read the accompanying Resource Guide.
- Complete the online Evaluation Form and Post Test.
- A CE certificate/statement of credit can be printed online following successful completion of the Post Test and the Evaluation Form.
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