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March 20, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Aligning Expectations and Standards in Infection Control: A Challenge of Healthcare Consolidation
 Session Overview
As healthcare consolidation accelerates, organizations are faced with the challenge of providing a uniform standard of care along the delivery continuum. Infection prevention is a key focus, and regular outbreaks at outpatient facilities remind us that this is a very real and present danger to our patients. TMIT welcomes Joseph Perz, DrPH, MA, Prevention Team Leader in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC, who will share some of the CDC's findings from the field as well as potential approaches to mitigate infection risks to patients and organizations. He will be joined by a blue-ribbon panel of patient safety leaders and advocates, including David Classen, MD, MS, CMIO at Pascal Metrics and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Utah; Mary Foley, RN, PhD, Director of the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at UCSF; and Arlene Salamendra, TMIT Patient Advocate.
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Related Resources:
[No authors listed]. Injection Safety. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. June 6, 2013. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/injectionsafety/. Last accessed March 19, 2014.  
[No authors listed]. One and Only Campaign. N.d. Available at http://www.oneandonlycampaign.org/. Last accessed March 19, 2014.  
[No authors listed]. Safe Injection Practices to Prevent Transmission of Infections to Patients. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. April 1, 2011. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/injectionsafety/ip07_standardprecaution.html. Last accessed March 19, 2014.  
[No authors listed]. Safe Injection Practices Toolkit. ASC Quality Collaboration. 2014. Available at http://www.ascquality.org/SafeInjectionPracticesToolkit.cfm.. Last accessed March 19, 2014.  
Perz JF, Thompson ND, Schaefer MK, et al. US outbreak investigations highlight the need for safe injection practices and basic infection control. Clin Liver Dis 2010 Feb;14(1):137-51; x. Available at https://www.premierinc.com/quality-safety/tools-services/safety/safety-share/04-10_downloads/1-US-Outbreak-Investigation-Safe-Injection-Perz-Liver-Clinic.pdf. Last accessed March 19, 2014.  
Samandari T, Malakmadze N, Balter S, et al. A large outbreak of hepatitis B virus infections associated with frequent injections at a physician's office. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2005 Sep;26(9):745-50. Available at http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502612. Last accessed March 19, 2014.  
Williams IT, Perz JF, Bell BP. Viral hepatitis transmission in ambulatory health care settings. Clin Infect Dis 2004 Jun 1;38(11):1592-8. Epub 2004 May 12. Available at http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/38/11/1592.full.pdf. Last accessed March 19, 2014.  
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 When:  March 20, 2014 Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
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Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, the participants will:

  • Understand how “adherence gaps” related to safe injection practices and basic infection control have led to outbreaks and avoidable patient harms.
  • Identify some of the leading risks pertaining to healthcare-associated infections and patient safety during acquisition and consolidation.
  • Learn how to minimize some overlooked patient safety risks and potential liabilities associated with healthcare integration.

CE Participation Documentation

Texas Medical Institute of Technology, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15996, will be issuing 1.5 contact hours for this webinar.

Nurse Faculty: Mary Foley, RN, PhD

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 Session Speakers and Reactors
Joseph Perz, DrPH, MA
Injection Safety and Basic Infection Control in the Integrated Health Systems: Aligning our Expectations and Standards

Joseph Perz, DrPH, MA, is the Prevention Team Leader for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Perz entered the field of public health after training as an engineer and environmental scientist.
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David C. Classen, MD, MS
HIT and CPOE Simulator Update

David C. Classen, MD, MS, is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Pascal Metrics and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah, as well as an Active Consultant in Infectious Diseases at The University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Mary E. Foley, RN, PhD
Discussion and Reaction to Presentations

Mary E. Foley, RN, PhD, is the Director in the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has worked with the Center as Associate Director since 2004 in partnership with three Bay Area academic medical centers. Mary has worked with the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) since 2004, and in 2009 was appointed Director, Education Services for CALNOC.
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 Patient Safety Advocate
Patient Safety Advocate
The Voice of Patient and Family and Reaction to Presentations

Arlene Salamendra is a former Board member and Staff Coordinator of Families Advocating Injury Reduction (FAIR). A number of years ago, she was the subject of a preventable medical error. Since that time, she has devoted a portion of her time to giving support to other patients...
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