Reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as healthcare-associated infections, is the responsibility of all staff within a healthcare organization—including direct and indirect patient care staff. The challenge requires the prevention of infections that can be acquired in a healthcare organization and introduced to the organization by patients and visitors.
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.
After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Describe The Joint Commission requirements to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.
- Identify methods to reduce or prevent the transmission of infection.
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.
Lisa A. Waldowski, DNP, PNP, CIC
Director of Infection Prevention
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai
Burton L. Thelander, RN, MS, NE-BC
Field Representative, The Joint Commission
Performance Improvement Specialist, NYU-Langone Hospitals
These presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with corporate organizations that either provide educational grants to this program or may be referenced in this activity. These presenters have also attested that their discussions will not include any unapproved or off-label use of products.
The Joint Commission is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME-AMA PRA Category 1 ™), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Note: No ACPE credit was provided for this program.
The Joint Commission is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381, for 1 contact hour.
The Joint Commission is authorized to award 1.0 contact hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified 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 ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.
This activity has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 1.0 Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credit.
The Joint Commission Enterprise has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
This education offering qualifies for 1.0 Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP) credit hours towards CJCP recertification. In order to obtain CJCP credit hours, an individual must first be certified before they start acquiring CJCP credit hours. CJCP credit hours will not be retroactive.
Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits. If a participant needs to leave early, his or her continuing education credits will 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