Do You Have Hitchhikers in your Building? Infection Control and Prevention

Bacteria hitchhike and latch on to surfaces and hands, so reducing this risk, must be part of an organization’s Infection Prevention Control program. Infections in our older adult population have high mortality rates and contaminated environmental surfaces is often a source. In this webinar, Cheri Fast will discuss the benefits of having a proactive approach to infection prevention and the importance of having an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICAR) done, what is involved in an ICAR and who should get an ICAR. Fast will discuss common infection control tags and available resources to assist in your infection control program throughout your facility.

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Objectives:

  • Identify how the environment can spread of infections.
  • Describe the benefits of having a proactive Infection Control Assessment Risk (ICAR) done and what is involved.
  • Share examples of common infection related survey citations
  • Identify available resources to stay in compliance throughout the facility.

Presenter: Cheri Fast, RN, CIC

Event Details

  • September 7, 2022
  • 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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Event Type

  • Virtual

Host

  • Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Partners

  • Quality Health Associates of North Dakota

Audiences

  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacist
  • Nursing
  • Quality
  • Public Health
  • Infection Control
  • Environmental Services
  • Physicians
  • Occupational Therapy

Organization Types

  • Tertiary Hospital
  • Critical Access Hospital (CAH)
  • Long Term Care (LTC)
  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC)
  • Public Health
  • Home Health / Hospice
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)