Strategies to Prevent Catheter Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals

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Step 1: Download the "How-To" instructions (PDF) in the Module Components section. This will explain how the In-service Express concept works. Please note that every participant at your healthcare institution must be registered with ICT in order to take the course evaluation and test, and print a certificate. The contact hour of continuing education offered for this activity is designed for licensed nurses; all others should check with their professional societies to see if ICT-provided contact hours are accepted for credit.

Step 2: Watch the on-demand webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar presentation, you will be able to complete the course evaluation and take the test. Those who pass the test with a grade of 80 percent or better will be able to print their certificate for continuing education purposes.

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This course is designed to provide an overview of effective strategies for CLABSI prevention.

Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)
  • Review national Catheter Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSIs) trends
  • Review the recommendations contained in various guidelines and explore implementation strategies

Agenda

  • On Demand

    Strategies to Prevent Catheter Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals Ed Septimus This course is designed to provide an overview of effective strategies for CLABSI prevention.

Speaker

  • Ed Septimus

    Edward J. Septimus, MD, FIDSA, FACP, FSHEA, received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1972. Septimus went on to complete his postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases. His current position is medical director of infection prevention and epidemiology for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He has served on the board of directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and is on the IDSA Antimicrobial Resistance Committee, the SHEA Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and the IDSA Quality Measurement Committee. He was the first recipient of the IDSA Annual Clinician Award. In 2011 he was appointed to the Healthcare-Associated Infections/Preventable Adverse Events Advisory Panel for the Texas Department of State Health Services. He was awarded the John S Dunn Sr. Outstanding Teacher Award in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. He is on the FDA Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Group and is co-chair of the NQF Patient Safety Steering Committee. He holds a faculty position as clinical professor at Texas A&M Medical School and professor, Distinguished Senior Fellow in the School of Public Health at George Mason University. He has published more than 100 articles and chapters.