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.
The two day agenda will be added to this site very soon. 

Instructor: 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.


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

The Infection Prevention Program
Explain how to develop an 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 its 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 Urinary Tract Infections
Discuss the risk factors for development of a urinary tract infection
List three ways to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections

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 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

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
Once you register, be sure to reserve your hotel room at the Hilton Garden Inn, Madison, (601) 420-0442. 

1/25/2018 8:00 AM - 1/26/2018 4:30 PM
116 Woodgreen Crossing
Madison, MS 39110 United States


Thursday, 25 January 2018

1/25/2018 - 1/26/2018
1/25/2018 8:00 AM - 1/26/2018 4:30 PM
1/25/2018 8:00 AM
1/25/2018 8:00 AM - 1/26/2018 4:00 PM
1/25/2018 8:00 AM
1/25/2018 8:00 AM - 1/26/2018 4:30 PM
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