Infection Prevention in the Ambulatory Care Setting - Meeting the Challenge is organized by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

Available through: 12/31/2021

Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 

Ambulatory care visits are increasing in significant numbers. More than ¾ of surgical procedures done in the United States are done in ASC’s or outpatient settings. Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) remain a significant patient risk regardless of the setting. Infection Preventionists can have an impact on the quality of care patients and staff members receive in these settings. A review of various ambulatory settings will be discussed as well as how to develop a toolkit to address the infection prevention needs of these various setting. The discussion will include infection prevention program development, practice goals, review of disinfection and sterilization, environmental services/hygiene, safety practices, participating in quality improvement and promoting employee health. Areas of deficiency commonly seen in the outpatient setting will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand what constitutes an ambulatory care setting.
• Define the Infection Preventionist’s role in these alternate care settings.
• Learn how to develop a toolkit for implementing an effective infection prevention program in ambulatory care.
• Discover common issues found during surveys in outpatient settings.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Intended Audience

Epidemiology, Healthcare Management, Infectious Disease

Activity Payment Details

Activity Fee : USD $35.00

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Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

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