Infection Prevention Boot Camp

At this boot camp, we will discuss the role and core competencies of the infection preventionist. Participants will develop an understanding of epidemiology and surveillance as well as the process of accreditation and regulatory compliance. The workshop will include tools and guidance on developing, implementing and evaluating an infection prevention program.

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS MEDICAL EDUCATION and the MISSISSIPPI HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION.

AGENDA, Thursday, January 25, 2018

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Welcome and Introduction, Beverly Burt
8:05 AM - 8:45 AM The Role of the Infection Preventionist, Beverly Burt
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance, Beverly Burt
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM The Joint Commission - Infection Prevention, Pamelia Smith
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 AM - 11:30AM The Infection Prevention Program, Susan Taylor
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Epidemiology & Surveillance, Beverly Burt
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Basic Microbiology, Susan Taylor
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Infectious Diseases, Beverly Burt
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM BREAK
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Infectious Diseases, Beverly Burt
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Prevention of Pneumonia, Susan Taylor
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM QUESTIONS

AGENDA, Friday, January 26, 2018

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Prevention of Intravascular Site Infections, Deborah McMillan
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections, Beverly Burt
9:30  AM - 10:30 AM Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization, Susan Taylor
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Infection Prevention in the Endoscopy Unit, Patty Crook
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Prevention of Surgical Site Infections, Beverly Burt
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Outbreak Investigations, Beverly Burt
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Construction and Renovation, Susan Taylor
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM BREAK
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Basic Infection Rate Calculations, Beverly Burt
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Reporting Your Data, Beverly Burt
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM WRAP-UP, Beverly Burt

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 13.50 contact hours.

TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THE TWO-DAY EVENT: RNs, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Technologist, Infection Control Coordinators, individuals new to the infection preventionist role.

»  MHA HIIN 3.0 MEMBER: $0 per person for the two-day event
»  MHA Member:  $350 per person for the two-day event
»  All Others:  $700 per person for the two-day event

Beverly Bailey Burt, RN, BSN, CIC, Professional Infection Prevention Services, LLC, Business Owner and Consultant  -  Beverly received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Mississippi College in 1978.  She has served in the role of infection preventionist for the past 30 years, primarily at an acute care facility.  Prior to being an infection preventionist, she worked as a nurse in the following areas: critical care, telemetry, catheterization lab, operating room, utilization review and quality improvement.  Beverly has been certified in infection prevention and control since 1995 and also served on the Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC) Test Committee for two years from 2012 to 2014.  While serving on the CBIC Test Committee, she developed test questions for the CBIC exam.   Beverly is a member of APIC and has served in various roles in her local APIC Chapter as President, President-elect, Treasurer, Bylaws Chairman, Nominating Chairman and Board member.  Beverly began her own infection prevention consulting company in 2014, Professional Infection Prevention Services, LLC.  She has worked as an infection prevention consultant for Mississippi State Department of Health, The Mississippi Public Health Institute, Mississippi Hospital Association Health, Research, and Educational Foundation, Inc. and APIC Consulting Services, Inc.

Patti Crook, RN, BSN, CGRN  -  Since her introduction to healthcare as a candy striper in 1975, Patty has had the opportunity to work in hospital, research and ambulatory surgical settings.  For the past 25 years, her experience has been in the GI endoscopy area where she has had the privilege of working at GI Associates & Endoscopy Center, a respected national leader in the GI field.  Her dual role in quality management and infection prevention  have resulted in a rewarding career of promoting patient care and safety, drawing on her experiences of over 33 years of nursing.

Deborah McMillin, RN, BSN, CIC  -  Deborah received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2001. Over the past 16 years, the last 9 of those years have been dedicated to Infection Prevention. Her nursing experience includes a strong background in Surgical Services (RN Circulator, Surgery Coordinator, Ambulatory Surgery), with additional experience in Medical/Surgical nursing, Clinical Coordinator, Home Health nursing, Wound Care and Assistant Director of Nursing for a long term care/rehab facility. Deborah is has been a member of APIC throughout her Infection Prevention career and maintains her Certification in Infection Control. She is an avid supporter of Infection Prevention education and has performed multiple community presentations/webinars over the years on infection prevention topics to various entities such as local schools & community colleges, local businesses, rotary clubs, senior citizen groups, U.S Army Corp of Engineers, as well as corporate-wide Infection Practitioner groups. She is currently the Director of Infection Prevention at Merit Health Central in Jackson, MS.

Pamelia S. Smith, MSN, CJCP  -  Pamelia Smith has more than 39 years of experience in multiple fields of health care.  Her clinical experience includes maternal-child-baby, cardiology, oncology, medical-surgical and geriatrics.  Prior to joining the Joint Commission Resources (JCR) as a Continuous Service Readiness Consultant, she was Director of Quality/Performance Improvement for a large medical center with supervision of medical staff credentialing, regulatory accreditation-compliance and hospital-wide collaboration for national quality, patient safety and best practice initiatives.
Past leadership roles include Quality Assurance Specialist for a large multi-system organization where she was instrumental in developing physician-specific and departmental-specific scorecards; established and presented leadership development training; and worked closely with legal services for litigation preparation and review.
Ms. Smith has been instrumental in implementing statewide safe newborn abandonment, introducing legislation to standardize medication documentation, and participating in statewide health related initiatives through the State Healthca
re Alliance.  Ms. Smith has worked closely with state QIOs as guest speaker with focus on implementation of creative new strategies and resources for performance improvement.  Ms. Smith completed undergraduate nursing degrees at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi and University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama.  She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in education at Mississippi University for Women and an MSN at University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.

Susan Taylor, MS, MT (ASCP), SM, CIC, FAPIC, CHSP

Susan has B.S in Medical Technology, a certification as a specialist in Public Health a Medical Laboratory Microbiology and a Masters in Health Science.   In 1985 she received her Masters of Health Sciences from Mississippi College.  Over a span of 22 years her microbiology experience included working at respected hospitals such as Baptist Medical Center, St. Dominic hospital, Emory University, and University of South Alabama.  In 1998, Susan was able to bridge from Microbiology to Infection Prevention.  This career move enabled her to further her desire for patient infection prevention.   Susan received her certification in infection control in 2000 and has continued to have an infection prevention passion at four different acute care facilities including one LTAC.  During this time she has remained an active member of the Greater Jackson Chapter serving as president for three separate terms as well as treasurer and board member.  The APIC’s “Ready Reference to Microbes” contains a chapter contributed by Susan.   This year, Susan was selected to present a poster session at the 2016 national APIC Conference.  The poster was entitled “Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections:  A Never Ending Story” described a74% reduction in CAUTI.   Additionally at the national APIC conference, Susan received the credential FAPIC for Fellow of the Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology.  FAPIC is a distinction of honor based on evidence of achievement, exemplary contribution and leadership in the field of infection prevention and control.   




The Role of the Infection Preventionist
»  Discuss the role of the Infection Preventionist
»  List the core competencies of the Infection Preventionist

Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance
»  Identify two agencies that have requirements or standards for infection prevention and control
»  List two OSHA compliance documents related to infection prevention

Joint Commission - Infection Prevention

The Infection Prevention Program

»  Explain how to develop a infection control risk assessment
»  Describe how to develop an infection prevention plan
»  Discuss the process for evaluating your infection prevention program

Epidemiology & Surveillance
»  Describe the chain of infection
»  List the elements of an effective surveillance program

Basic Microbiology
»  Describe how to differentiate bacteria as normal flora, contaminants, or pathogens
»  Explain the importance of proper specimen collection and transport
»  Discuss antimicrobial susceptibility testing and it's importance in identifying multi-drug resistant 
     organisms (MDROs)

Infectious Diseases
»  Describe the diagnosis, transmission, prevention and control of three infectious diseases
»  Discuss measures to prevent the occurrence and transmission of MDROs

Prevention of Pneumonia
»  Discuss measures to prevent healthcare-associated pneumonia
»  Compare surveillance methods and data collection for ventilator-associated pneumonia versus 
     healthcare-associated pneumonia
»  List components of the ventilator-associated events prevention bundle

Prevention of Intravascular Site Infections
»  List key components of the CLABSI prevention bundle: Insertion
»  Describe the proper ways to maintain the intravascular device

Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections
»  Discuss the risk factors for development of a urinary tract infection
»  List three ways to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization
»  Describe methods to reduce risk of cross-contamination during reprocessing of critical medical devices

Prevention of Infections in the Endoscopy Suite
»  State at least three elements of infection prevention and control that are surveyed using the CMS 
     Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet (ICWS)
»  Identify reusable medical devices used in endoscopy and their required reprocessing based on the 
    Spaulding scale
»  Recognize the 9 steps recommended by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) 
    for the high level disinfection of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes
»  Identify the role and responsibilities of the manager/supervisor of the endoscopy unit

Prevention of Surgical Site Infections
»  Describe basic and advanced risk reduction strategies to prevent surgical site infections

Outbreak Investigations
»  List the steps of an outbreak investigations

Construction and Renovation
»  Describe the role of the Infection Preventionist in construction and renovation
»  Discuss the components of an infection control risk assessment (ICRA) used for construction and renovations

Basic Infection Rate Calculations
»  Explain how to do basic infection rate calculations
»  Define the standardized infection ratio (SIR)

Reporting Your Data
»  Describe measures used to statistically compare your healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates
»  List three ways to display your data
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CONTINUING EDUCATION Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and the Mississippi Hospital Association.  AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 13.50 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

AXIS Contact Information 
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. 

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter | Reported Financial Relationship
»  Beverly Bailey Burt, RN, BSN, CIC - Nothing to disclose
»  Patti Crook, RN, BSN, CGRN - Nothing to disclose
»  Pamelia S. Smith, MSN, CJCP - Nothing to disclose
»  Susan Taylor, MS, MT (ASCP), SM, CIC, FAPIC, CHSP - Nothing to disclose
»  Deborah McMillin, RN, BSN, CIC - Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Planner/Manager | Reported Financial Relationship
»  Debbie Logan, RN, MHA - Nothing to disclose
»  Dee Morgillo, MEd, CHCP - Nothing to disclose
»  Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM - Nothing to disclose

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Americans with Disabilities Act 
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Robin Powell at (601) 368-3321 or  before the meeting dates.

Requirements for credit:  
Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials. 
Complete the CE Attestation process online by 11:59 pm ET February 23, 2018. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation. 
Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

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Madison, MS 39110 United States


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