Session 1 | Acute Care Infection Preventionist Role and Elements of an Effective Plan

This session will focus on reviewing the role of the infection preventionist in the acute care setting, core competencies of the infection preventionist and the elements of an effective infection prevention plan.

Target Audience

This course is designed for novice, beginner and newly competent staff working in IP.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the purpose of the risk assessment and the relationship between the annual evaluation, risk assessment and development of a robust infection prevention plan
  • Examine strategies for communication of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Review the relationship of infection prevention to the overall patient safety and quality improvement plan
  • Define surveillance basics and key strategies to meet regulatory
Course summary
Course opens: 
06/11/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2024
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This session will focus on reviewing the role of the infection preventionist in the acute care setting, core competencies of the infection preventionist and the elements of an effective infection prevention plan.

  • Identify the purpose of the risk assessment and the relationship between the annual evaluation, risk assessment and development of a robust infection prevention plan
  • Examine strategies for communication of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Review the relationship of infection prevention to the overall patient safety and quality improvement plan
  • Define surveillance basics and key strategies to meet regulatory

Linda R. Greene

Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC, is Director of Infection Prevention at the University of Rochester Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York. She has extensive experience in infection prevention in the acute care, long-term care and ambulatory surgery settings. Greene held leadership roles in her local Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) chapter before becoming a member of the APIC Board of Directors. She served as APIC president in 2017. Greene serves APIC and the IPC profession in myriad ways, including as an advisor and contributor to APIC position papers and implementation guides. The author of dozens of peer-reviewed publications, she is an expert on quality improvement, antimicrobial stewardship and healthcare-associated infections.

Nursing Contact hours and Certificate of Attendance are not available for the on-demand course.

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