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The CDC estimates 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) incur nearly $20 billion in healthcare costs every year. HHS, CMS, TJC, FDA, and CDC all have released memos, guidelines, standards and updates on combating this issue.
This program will cover the CMS infection control standards and antibiotic stewardship program, TJC’s antibiotic stewardship program requirements, and CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship. Our speaker will discuss common deficiencies in infection control and provide tips to ensure compliance. Attendees will learn about CDC and FDA’s updated procedures for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing reusable medical devices, CDC’s Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit, CMS memos on infection control, safe injection practices, CRE, ISMP, and insulin pen memos.
|- 2018 proposed changes||- ISMP IV Push Guidelines||- Infection control memo|
|- CRE & cleaning of scopes||- Humidity memos||- Outpatient guidelines|
|- Infection control surveys||- Safe injection practices memo||- Insulin pen memo|
|- Communicable diseases||- Tag # A-0747 - 750 & 756||- Dietary surveillance areas|
|- Challenges in MDROs||- Active program for prevention & control||- Intravascular catheters|
|- Log of incidents||- HAI & community-acquired infections||- Checklist for outpatients|
|- HHS HAI video||- New infection control policies||- Compliance with OSHA|
|- Isolation guidelines||- Bioterrorism & emergency preparedness||- Ambulatory & ED areas|
|- CDC’s HICPAC||- 29 Never Events||And so much more!|
Anyone involved with or interested in compliance regulations and standards, including but not limited to: CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, CE Directors, Department Directors, Quality Improvement Staff, Physicians, Nurses (all levels), Compliance Officers, CMS Liaisons, TJC Liaisons, Registration Staff, Safety Officers and Staff, Pharmacy Staff, Ethics Committee Members, Consumer Advocates, Risk Managers, Legal Counsel, Behavioral Health Staff, Psychiatry Staff, Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Case Managers, Hospice Staff and Regulatory Affairs Staff.