Infection Prevention Hot Topic: Infection Prevention for the Non-Clinical Health Care Worker
September 19, 2023
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Infection Prevention is important in the health care setting and over the past several years, hospitals have become more aware of the importance. Standard infection prevention practices and precautions must be implemented by all members of the hospital team to successfully mitigate risk of infection at all times and for all hospitalized patients.
This webinar will be led by nationally recognized infection prevention expert, Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC who will be reviewing the importance of infection prevention in clinical settings and the standard infection prevention practices and precautions for non-clinical team members.
Please join FHA for this important educational program to learn more about your role as a non-clinical or clinical team member in preventing the risk of health care associated infections. Recommendations and standards such as hand hygiene, patient placement, assessment for infection risk, care of the environment, management of linens, use of personal protective equipment and safe disposal of waste. This virtual event is part of the FHA Infection Prevention webinar series that provides hospital infection preventionists and team members with the latest information, evidence-based practice, and resources for eliminating hospital-acquired infections (HAI).
- Understand your role in reducing the transmission of health care associated infections.
- Discuss the increasing importance of environmental factors in the development of health care infections.
- Learn what responsibilities and schedules are for cleaning each area to properly manage and care for the patient and health care staff environment.
- Discuss best practices and standards for infection prevention precautions in the health care setting.
The program is designed to focus on fundamental knowledge and core competencies for current infection preventionists who are new to their role (less than two years) or those interested in learning more about the role of infection prevention in the acute care setting. Please feel free to share this invitation to join with others in your organization who are leading infection prevention efforts.
The Florida Hospital Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Florida Board of Nursing (under CE Broker #50-726). Nurses are eligible to receive up to 6.0 hours of continuing nursing education for attending all three sessions. Completion of the Evaluation Survey is required to receive CEs. The survey will close two weeks after the series ends. FHA will report your CE completion to CE Broker directly once the survey is closed, within two weeks.
For non-nurse Infection Preventionists to collect IPU units for their CBIC certification:
Please complete the evaluation and request a certificate. The certificate of attendance is eligible to be submitted for IPU credit per the CBIC. Please review the CBIC website for additional details.