As part of International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) 2012 [Link to www.apic.org/IIPW], APIC and partner organizations are offering webinars to educate healthcare professionals on how they can collaborate to ensure patient safety. This year’s webinars focus on board certification and hand hygiene efficiency and behavioral strategies. Read the descriptions below and register:
Building Competence by Becoming Board Certified in Infection Control
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
2 p.m. EDT
- Mandy Deeves, RN, BScN, CIC, network coordinator, North Simcoe Muskoka Infection Control Network of Public Health Ontario
- Stephanie Tismer, RN, BSN, infection control practitioner, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
- Jean Rexford, executive director, Connecticut Center for Patient Safety
International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) provides the perfect opportunity to start your journey toward board certification. “Infection prevention is everyone’s business” so it is important for infection preventionists to demonstrate expertise and competency in the field of infection prevention. This webinar will help you take the first steps on your certification journey. (Pre-recorded)
- Receive advice, tips, and resources from new CICs and hear their personal stories on how they became certified.
- Demonstrate how the CIC® credential supports the leadership and professional development journey for the novice, intermediate, and advanced infection preventionist.
- Learn from the patient/consumer perspective why board certification is important and crucial for patient safety.
Hand Hygiene Update
Thursday, October 18, 2012
2 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Elaine Larson, PhD, FAAN, RN, CIC, associate dean, Columbia University School of Nursing
For such a ‘simple’ and low-tech procedure, hand hygiene has received increasing attention from both clinicians and administrators/regulators. In the session, we will discuss the latest thinking and research regarding hand hygiene efficiency and behavioral strategies. (Pre-recorded)
- Describe and assess evidence-based and indicator-based strategies for monitoring hand hygiene.
- Examine the role of leadership in hand hygiene behavior.
- Discuss recent information about motivators and individual difference and perceptions regarding hand hygiene.