Infection Control Tomorrow

  • Now available on-demand!

About

Infection Control Tomorrow, brought to you by Infection Control Today, is the industry's most progressive event to discuss traditional strategies and leading innovative approaches, creating the best of both worlds in infection prevention. This two-day digital summit will identify the most pressing trends and advance current thought on the infection prevention agenda.

This nursing continuing education activity is offered by Infection Control Today/Informa Exhibitions, an approved provider (California BRN provider #16526) by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Agenda

  • On Demand

    A Multi-Modal Approach to Cost Effective HAI Prevention Mitch Rubinstein, MD This session will review one hospital's approach to reducing its rate of healthcare-acquired multidrug-resistant infections; describe some of the various options to help reduce HAIs; and demonstrate the cost effectiveness of such a program.
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    Infection Prevention Past and Present Libby Chinnes, RN, MPS, CIC This session will explore the genesis of infection prevention and control programs; discuss how programs have evolved to address current healthcare challenges and trends; and set the stage for the factors that will impact infection prevention in 2015.
  • On Demand

    The Future of Infection Prevention Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC and Ann Marie Pettis, RN, BSN, CIC This session will describe surveillance changes in the future; recognize the role of technology in the future, identify key characteristics of future infection prevention and control programs, and describe the skill sets necessary for infection preventionists in the coming years.
  • On Demand

    Grooming and Growing Infection Preventionists: The Power of Mentoring Elaine Crittenton, RN and Kathleen Steele, RN This session will define the purpose of mentoring; outline the personal and professional benefits of mentoring; and address its importance among infection preventionists.
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    Infection Prevention's Role in Risk Management and Quality Improvement Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC This session will discuss the current healthcare and regulatory climate as it relates to risk management and adverse patient outcomes; identify key elements of the infection preventionist’s role in risk management; and list process improvement strategies that can be used to implement evidence based practices.

Speakers

  • Libby Chinnes, RN, MPS, CIC

    Libby Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC, has worked in infection prevention for more than 30 years in all settings, is board certified in infection prevention and control since 1983, and has had her own consulting company, IC Solutions, LLC, for 16 years. She has served APIC on the state and national level. She is published, has lectured extensively, served as faculty for APIC's courses and AHRQ’s Safety Program for Ambulatory Surgery, and assisted APIC Consulting and industry with various projects. Her passion is making a difference in safer patient care.

  • Elaine Crittenton, RN

    Losing a family member to an HAI ultimately changed the path of Elaine’s life. She is a 35-year veteran of healthcare, with experience in trauma/critical care, infusion therapy and surgery and high-tech homecare. She is the director of infection prevention as well as employee health and wellness at Carteret General Hospital, where she has managed these departments for the past 16 years. During this time, Carteret General Hospital has been recognized statewide and nationally for numerous infection prevention efforts including prevention of MDROs, CLABSI, CAUTI, VAP and SSIs. Elaine is passionate regarding infection prevention education of fellow care providers, especially junior infection preventionists. Elaine believes in mentoring at all levels of staff, and in sharing winning strategies to promote positive change, a culture of safety and lasting results.

  • Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC

    Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, is the infection prevention manager for UR, Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Linda has more than 25 years of experience in infection prevention. Linda has authored or coauthored several peer review publications in nursing and infection prevention journals, textbook chapters and implementation guides. Linda serves as national faculty for the Agency of Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) "CAUTI CUSP" program. She was the APIC representative to the SHEA Compendium sections on VAE and SSIs. Linda has lectured extensively at the state, national and international level.

    Peg is currently owner of two companies; Healthcare Interventions, Inc. and Ladybug Health Productions LLC. Since starting these endeavors, Peg has assisted multiple facilities and organizations in improving their risk reduction strategies in infection prevention, safety, risk management and emergency preparedness. These accomplishments have been developed by walkthrough audits, evidence base guideline protocols and strategic educational activities including online www.IP-Bootcamp.com for new Infection Preventionists or those preparing for certification. In all of these endeavors, Peg has recognized that fabrics or otherwise known as soft surface textiles has not been recognized as a potential fomite and has focused much time and effort in getting discussions initiated on this topic.

  • Ann Marie Pettis, RN, BSN, CIC

    Ann Marie Pettis has 30 years of experience in infection prevention and is director of infection prevention at University of Rochester Medical Center and consultant for two ambulatory surgery centers. She served her APIC chapter as legislative representative, president-elect and president, and was awarded the Chapter Leadership and Community Healthcare Achievement Awards. She has been involved in numerous APIC activities such as the Annual Conference Committee, Nominating and Awards Committee, APIC representative to SHEA Compendium and currently is a mentor for the HRET CAUTI Fellowship program. She was recently elected to the APIC national board of directors.

  • Mitch Rubinstein, MD

    Mitchell Rubinstein, MD, was born and raised in The Bronx, New York. He attended New York University, followed by medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He conducted his general surgery training at New York Medical College, followed by cardiac surgical training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He served as an attending cardiac surgeon at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., as well as served as the medical director of the cardiac surgical ICU. He received his MBA from the University of Massachusetts, followed by his appointment as the vice president of medical affairs at Valley Hospital.

  • Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC

    Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC, has practiced infection prevention and control for more than 30 years. She is currently the director of infection prevention at the Greenville Health System in Greenville, S.C. Connie has held a number of local and national APIC offices and committee positions over the years and is presently secretary of the APIC board of directors. She also serves on the CDC NHSN Work Steering Group and the APIC Palmetto Education Committee. Connie has been recognized for her work through a multitude of awards and is frequently invited to lecture. She has also authored several texts and abstracts in the field.

  • Kathleen Steele, RN

    Katherine Steele, RN, Infection Preventionist, began her healthcare career at an early age working part time jobs during the summer in a small 30 bed community hospital not too far from her childhood home located on the coast of North Carolina. A 30 yr nursing career has provided her with experience in geriatrics and outpatient surgery. She is presently an Infection Preventionist at Carteret General hospital where she provides multi-disciplinary education for the prevention of infections. She was recently recognized for her leadership in several regional, statewide and national collaboratives involving hand hygiene, as well as the prevention of central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) and catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).