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Basics of Infection Prevention 2-Day "Mini Course"

 

   To download a complete schedule for the 2015 Two Day Mini Course in Infection Prevention, please see Downloadable Schedule  

Course Goal:

Prepare novice hospital-based infection preventionists (IP) for the initial phase of their work and educate other healthcare staff on the basics of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention.

This course is not intended to be a substitute for a full 5-day fundamentals course recommended for all new IPs , but rather a bridge until such a course can be attended.

Audience:

  • New IPs who have not yet attended a beginners or foundations course.
  • Staff from non-hospital care settings such as ambulatory surgery, dialysis centers, or others with infection prevention responsibilities
  • Clinical staff with an interest in infection prevention or becoming part of the IP team 
  • Hospital-based quality improvement staff, administrators, or managers interested in learning more about infection prevention strategies
  • IPs returning to work after being out of the profession for an extended length of time.

 Course Objectives: 

  • Define the role of the IP.
  • Review the etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and evidence-based prevention practices for
      • Central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI),
      • Catheter-asscociated urinary tract infection (UT)I,
      • C. difficile infection (CDI),
      • Surgical site infection (SSI), and
      • Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
  • Describe basic principles of HAI surveillance.
  • Describe how the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is used.
  • List important resources readily available to the IP.
  • Discuss the principles of a successful hand hygiene program.
  • List the types and uses for transmission-based precautions.
  • Discuss the importance of relationships with other leaders in your organization.
  • Describe the role of the IP in the environment of care and sterile processing.
  • List the necessary components the IP must know to prevent employee infections.
  • Describe principles of adult learning.
  • Review federal, state and local regulations for infection prevention.

 

This site is currently under construction - check back soon for the course agenda, as the materials are currenly being finalized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • For a reference to the 2 Day Mini Course, click the agenda items on the Agenda - Basics of Infection Prevention
  • What is in this agenda items?

    • All of the educational materials presented during the 2 day course, including references and additional resource tools are easily accessible on this site.

    Updated May 2012April 2014 

    Day 1

     Agenda

    Basics of Infection Prevention

    Time

    (min.)

    8:00

    Registration

     

    8:30

    Welcome and Introductions

    15

    8:45

    The Role of the IP Opens in a new browser window.

    15

    9:00

    CAUTI Prevention Opens in a new browser window.

    30

    9:30

    CLABSI Prevention Opens in a new browser window.

    45

    10:15

    Break

    15

    10:30

    SSI PreventionOpens in a new browser window.

    45

    11:15

    Pneumonia PreventionOpens in a new browser window.

    30

    11:45

    Lunch

    60

    12:45

    CDI PreventionOpens in a new browser window.

    30

    1:15

    Sustaining HAI Prevention  Opens in a new browser window.

    45

    2:00

    Epidemiology and SurveillanceOpens in a new browser window. 

    45

    2:45

    Break

    15

    3:00

    Introduction to NHSNOpens in a new browser window.

    60

    4:00

    Interactive Activitiy

    30

    4:30

    Adjourn

     

     

    First Day: 6 CEUs

     

    Day 2

     

     

    8:00

    Microbiology Basics Opens in a new browser window.

    45

    8:45

    Outbreaks and Infection EmergenciesOpens in a new browser window.

    30

    9:15

    Hand HygieneOpens in a new browser window.

    30

    9:45

    Break

    15

    10:00

    Standard and Transmission-based PrecautionsOpens in a new browser window.

    30

    10:30

    Cleaning, Disinfection, and SterilizationOpens in a new browser window.

    30

    11:00

    Environment of CareOpens in a new browser window.

    30

    11:30

    Discussion Time

    15

    11:45

    Lunch

    60

    12:45

    Preventing Employee Infections Opens in a new browser window.

    45

    1:30

    The IP as EducatorOpens in a new browser window.

    30

    2:00

    Break

    15

    2:15

    Infection Prevention ResourcesOpens in a new browser window.

    30

    2:45

    State and Federal Regulatory Requirements Opens in a new browser window.

    45

    3:30

    Review Activity

    30

    4:00

    Wrap Up

    15

    4:15

    Adjourn

     

     

    Second Day: 6 CEUs

     

    Acknowledgements: Lynn Janssen, MS, CIC, Chief; Vicki Keller, RN, BSN, CIC, Program Coordinator, Course Development Lead; Linda Becker, RN, BSN, MPH; Sue Chen, RN, MPH, CIC; Tracy Lanier, RN, BSN, CIC; Teresa Nelson, RN, BSN, CIC; Terry M. Nelson, RN, MBA, CIC; Mary Nennig, RN, BSN; Sahskkia Saballos; and The California APIC Coordinating Council for assistance with the original content, 2011.

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