FHA Infection Prevention Hot Topic: The Role of the IP in
Surveillance and Prevention of Skin Infections
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. ET
It is not uncommon for patients to be admitted to the acute or post-acute setting with skin infections due to bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Recognizing these transmissible conditions of the skin in patients is critical in preventing transmission to staff and patients. Appropriate and timely treatment will also reduce the risk of subsequent mild to severe infection that can lead to adverse outcomes.
This webinar series is led by nationally recognized infection prevention expert, Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC, and we look forward to having hospital infection preventionists contribute to the discussion. Please join FHA on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, for this important educational program. This virtual event is part of the FHA Infection Prevention webinar series that provides hospital infection preventionists with the latest information, evidence-based practice, and resources for eliminating hospital-acquired infections (HAI).
- Understand the different types of skin infections seen in the healthcare setting.
- Know the signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors for various types of skin infections.
- Learn how the various skin infections are diagnosed and appropriate treatment modalities
- Understand the role of the Infection Preventionist in addressing skin infections in the patient population.
This webinar is open to all FHA members and to non-members. Attendees must register online to receive access instructions.
FHA offers a general education credit to RN, LPN, and APRN attendees of the Infection Prevention webinar series. Attendees must complete the evaluation survey provided in the follow-up email and FHA will submit the 1.0 CE to CE Broker on the attendee's behalf. Non-nurse attendees may request a certificate of attendance for other educational requirements by also completing the evaluation survey.