Nasal Decolonization for HAI Prevention and Control

  • Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

About

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This webinar will address the challenges associated with nasal decolonization in the healthcare environment, and will address explore key issues such as the efficacy and action of nasal decolonizing agents; nasal decolonization to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections (HAIs); as well as universal versus targeted decolonization and the future of nasal decolonization.

Objectives:

  • Discuss efficacy and action of nasal decolonizing agents
  • Review three applications for nasal decolonization to prevent and control HAI
  • Explore two gaps in current evidence related to nasal decolonization for prevention of HAI

Eligible for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education. 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

    Nasal Decolonization for HAI Prevention and Control Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC This webinar will address the challenges associated with nasal decolonization in the healthcare environment, and will address explore key issues such as the efficacy and action of nasal decolonizing agents; nasal decolonization to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections (HAIs); as well as universal versus targeted decolonization and the future of nasal decolonization.

Speaker

  • Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC

    Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is an independent clinical consultant. She is board-certified in infection prevention and control, and was granted the designation of Fellow of APIC in 2015 (FAPIC). She has worked in the field of infection prevention since 1989. She has participated in the development of a number of APIC guides, and served as a speaker for organizations including AORN and APIC. In addition, Sue has been published in journals including AORN Journal, American Journal of Infection Control, the Joint Commission Source for Compliance Strategies and The Permanente Journal. She served on the national APIC board of directors from 2010 to 2012, and the San Francisco chapter board of directors for the past 10 years.