Bugs be Gone! A Comprehensive Approach for Reducing Multidrug Resistant Organisms in Your Practice Area
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Time: 1030 PT, 1130 MT/SK, 1230 CT, 1330 ET, 1430 AT, 1500 NL
Duration: 1 hour
THIS WEBINAR IS FOR IPAC CANADA MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS
Health-care acquired infections (HAI) are now the fifth leading cause of the death in the United States and a preventable injury. HAI’s are estimated to kill over 75,000 people per year, patients are twice as likely to be readmitted in under 30 days while adding over five billion in excess cost to our health care system. We can make a difference in preventing the invasion or halting the spread of microorganisms by implementing care strategies that control or reduce the source of the infection. This session will explore modes of transmission to outline a strategy for source control. Evidence based strategies to address source control for the hands, the patient, and the environment to reduce bacterial or virus load and reduce transmission are discussed in depth. By using the evidence and practical application strategies to reduce transmission of bacteria/viruses within the environment, the team will be able to create an environment that empowers the frontline caregivers to prevent healthcare acquired infections
KATHLEEN VOLLMAN is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of pulmonary, critical care, prevention of healthcare-acquired injuries, work culture, and professional nursing topics and serves as a subject matter expert on these topics for the American Hospital Association. From 1989 to 2003, she served as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Medical ICUs at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through her company, ADVANCING NURSING, LLC.
Ms. Vollman serves as adjunct faculty for the CNS program at Michigan State University. She was inducted into the College of Critical Care Medicine in 2004 and the American Academy of Nurses in 2009 and a Fellow in the CNS Institute in 2019. Ms. Vollman was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses in 2012 and is currently serving as financial director for that organization.
This webinar is made possible through the generous sponsorship of