Patient Safety Module #5

Healthcare-Associated Infections

This live session on Healthcare-Associated Infections takes 4 hours. Target audience includes Quality Improvement Staff, Infection Control Staff, Medical Staff, Nursing Staff, and Administration. It begins with developing the business case for aggressive programs to avoid potentially preventable nosocomial infections. It discusses cultural and other barriers to implementation of good infection control programs. Discussion focuses on strategies based on systems thinking and describes a variety of programs that have been successfully implemented with positive measurable outcomes. Specific topics discussed include:


Culture of Safety

Hospital Hygiene

Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection

Other Catheter-Associated Infection

Central Line-Associated Bacteremia (CLAB)

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

Post-Stroke Pneumonia
Surgical Site Infection

C. difficile Infection



The session is delivered via a Webex conference. Technically, there is no limit to the number of people you may have attend the session. However, from a practical standpoint, the session works best when attended by 10-20 people. That promotes an optimal degree of interaction among the participants. You will need a computer with internet connection and a telephone with speakerphone capability in order to access this module. Ability to project the computer screen is essential for groups of more than 4 people. The need for physical proximity of your participants to your speakerphone limits the size of the group somewhat but designating an individual to repeat questions or comments may obviate that problem. Also, keep in mind that your participants do not all need to be at the same location. We can connect simultaneously to your participants at multiple sites.


Cost:  $1150 (total cost for the group)


This session may be scheduled at your convenience at any time on a Monday through Saturday. Because of its length, most organizations prefer a morning or afternoon presentation. However, if you are planning to offer it associated with dinner at your organization, we can accommodate evening sessions as well. Just call us at (716) 550-1106 or use the “Contact Us” tab on the website and let us know that you are interested in scheduling Patient Safety Module #5 and we will contact you about the details.




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