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.
• 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.
Epidemiology, Healthcare Management, Infectious Disease