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  Basics of Infection Prevention 2-Day "Mini Course"

   To download a complete schedule for the 2014 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.

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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