Professional Development

Infection preventionists from all areas of the healthcare institution need regular, ongoing instruction relating to their professional development so that they can be effective instructors to healthcare providers on the principles and practices of infection prevention and control. Training-the- trainer educational opportunities take the form of courses, Webinars and virtual conferences.


  • Kimberly-Clark Health Care Recognizes Champions in Fight Against HAIs
    Kimberly-Clark Health Care today announced the recipients of the HAI WATCHDOG* Awards program, created to recognize the efforts of dedicated healthcare professionals working together to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The awards program, an initiative of ...More
    June 2, 2011 Posted in News
  • Film Festival to Debut at APIC Annual Meeting
    Nearly 40 original infection prevention videos will be previewed during the 38th Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The meeting, which is the largest annual gathering of ...More
    May 31, 2011 Posted in News
  • AAMI to Offer Webinar on Steam Sterilization Process Failures
    The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) will offer the Webinar, “Steam Sterilization Process Failures,” on July 7, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. Sterilization process failures can occur for any number of reasons: a malfunctioning ...More
    May 31, 2011 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Surgical Infection Society to Host Panel Discussion on HAIs
    The Surgical Infection Society (SIS) invites infection preventionists to be a part of an expert discussion that will explore the latest developments in the field of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the impact they have on patients, healthcare providers and the ...More
    May 27, 2011 Posted in News
  • Pharmacy OneSource Announces Webinar on National Patient Safety Goal 7
    Pharmacy OneSource will host a complimentary webinar, "Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal 7: Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infection,” to be presented by Louise Kuhny, senior associate director of standards interpretation at the Joint Commission, on ...More
    May 23, 2011 Posted in News
  • Pharmacy OneSource Announces Webinar on Infection Prevention Reporting
    Pharmacy OneSource announces it will host a complimentary webinar, "SSIs and SIRs: Are You Ready?" on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. The deadline for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) mandate to report surgical site infections (SSI) to the ...More
    May 19, 2011 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Leaders Convene for 3M IV Global Leadership Summit
    As a leader in delivering best-in-class education to clinicians and raising the standards of care to improve patient outcomes, 3M today announced an I.V. Global Leadership Summit taking place May 18-20, 2011. In partnership with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and ...More
    May 17, 2011 Posted in News
  • HHS Unveils New Interactive Video to Prevent HAIs
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health today released Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections, an interactive computer-based video-simulation training program. This training program ...More
    May 16, 2011 Posted in News
  • Pharmacy OneSource Announces Webinar on Infection Prevention in Critical Access Hospitals
    Wolters Kluwer Health announces that Pharmacy OneSource is hosting a complimentary webinar on "Right-Sizing HAI Prevention Measures for Critical Access Hospitals." The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Critical access hospitals are ...More
    May 16, 2011 Posted in News
  • Infection Control and the Central Sterile Supply Department
    Central sterile supply departments (CSSD) are known by a variety of names in different facilities. Some go by central service, central processing, surgical supply and processing, or maybe sterile supply and distribution. Sometimes the name of the department helps the other ...More
    May 10, 2011 Posted in Articles