Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on April 11, 2018.
Rates of healthcare-associated infection continue to decline due, in part, to an organized collaboration between healthcare facilities and public health partners. These successes have likely been influenced by in-depth assessments that reinforce the need for basic infection prevention and control practices. This session will review the history of healthcare-associated infection and the many interventions that have influenced outcomes.
The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.
This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact email@example.com.
About the Trainer
Dr. Carrico has served as the editor for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. and e-version of the primary textbook for infection preventionists used worldwide. She has worked with acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient surgery centers and clinics, and physician and dental offices. At present, she is responsible for the clinical operations at the University of Louisville’s Global Health Center that includes the Vaccine and International Health and Travel clinics as well as the Refugee Health and Immunization program. Dr. Carrico served as the 2016 president of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., the organization responsible for board certification for infection preventionists worldwide. In 2016, Dr. Carrico co-founded the Infection Prevention Institute a virtual training site focusing on infection prevention education for healthcare personnel working in any healthcare setting.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) as a public health concern
- Identify existing HAI elimination activities that link public health with all settings where healthcare is delivered
- Explore public health-led interventions that may reduce HAI events and improve the health of the public
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module
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