2024 CMS Hospital Infection Prevention and Control and ASP

2024 CMS Hospital Infection Prevention and Control and ASP

Tuesday, April 30| 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Offered Through Partnership with Georgia Hospital Association

This webinar will discuss the changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made to the infection control standards in 2019 as well as the interpretive guidelines developed in July 2022. 

Attendees will learn how hospitals can comply with the regulation, including verifying qualifications of the infection preventionist, having a hospital-wide antibiotic stewardship program, and following nationally recognized infection control standards.

Additionally, this webinar will discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) procedures for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices, along with resources for training. The Joint Commission standards on the Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) will be briefly discussed.

At the conclusion of this series, participants should be able to:

Recall the standard and new interpretive guidelines for infection prevention and control.
Relate key requirements for an infection prevention and control program.
Identify the requirements for the infection preventionist and antibiotic stewardship lead.
Describe incorporation of infection prevention and control and ASP into the QAPI program.

Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Compliance Officer, Emergency Department Personnel, Joint Commission Coordinator, Medical Records, Quality Improvement personnel, Risk Manager, Legal Counsel.


Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM

Laura A. Dixon served as the director of risk management and patient safety for the Colorado Region of Kaiser Permanente. Prior to joining Kaiser, she served as the director, facility patient safety and risk management and operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020. In her role, she provided patient safety and risk management consultation and training to facilities, practitioners, and staff in multiple states.

Dixon has more than 20 years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services, and pain management. Prior to joining COPIC, she served as the director, Western region, patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company in Napa, California. In this capacity, she provided patient safety and risk management consultation to the physicians and staff for the western United States 

As a registered nurse and attorney, Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University, RECEP of Denver, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College of Law, Des Moines, Iowa, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and California. 

This speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

4/30/2024 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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