New England Regional Black Nurses Association

Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Mini-Summit

Webinar/Online

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 12:00pm ET - 3:30pm ET
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Topic

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) present a serious concern for healthcare professionals: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that one in every 31 hospital patients has at least one HAI each day. Healthcare-associated infections, like any infection, can cause sepsis. Healthcare-associated infection prevention measures are, therefore, also sepsis prevention measures. The 2022 Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit, presented by Sepsis Alliance, will offer a virtual 3.5-hour clinical program on several critical HAI-related topics and will provide attendees with updated clinical knowledge and recommendations for timely infection prevention and treatment. This event is free for registrants and will offer 4.20 CE contact hours for nurses.

Speaker(s)

Full presenter list coming soon!

Credits Offered

This event offers 4.2 CNE credits to attendees.
Accreditation Info: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 4.2 contact hours.

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Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) present a serious concern for critical care professionals: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that one in every 31 hospital patients has at least one HAI each day. Healthcare-associated infections, like any infection, can cause sepsis. Healthcare-associated infection prevention measures are, therefore, also sepsis prevention measures.   

Proactive infection prevention measures and surveillance of traditional HAIs were exceedingly difficult during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result, HAIs rose as much as 47% in 2020. As we begin to move into a new phase of the pandemic, it is necessary that healthcare professionals refocus their attentions on key performance and outcome improvement opportunities across departments and specialties as they relate to HAIs.  

The 2022 Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit, presented by Sepsis Alliance, will offer a virtual 3.5-hour clinical program on several critical HAI-related topics and will provide attendees with updated clinical knowledge and recommendations for timely infection prevention and treatment. This half-day event aims to refocus clinical attention on the importance of HAI mitigation and to improve clinical outcomes for patients with HAIs and sepsis.

A few of the topics covered will include:  

  • Health equity considerations in infection prevention;   
  • Dialysis and kidney transplant safety to prevent HAIs;   
  • The role of indigenous gut microbiota in HAIs and antibiotic-associated diarrhea;   
  • Best practices for anesthesia work and HAI prevention measures.  

This event is free for registrants and will offer 4.20 CE contact hours for nurses. 

Target Audience:

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this event, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe the current landscape and burden of HAIs; 
  • Identify department- and specialty-specific opportunities to improve HAI prevention measures;  
  • Understand current clinical knowledge and best-practice recommendations for prevention and treatment of HAIs.

This activity is supported through an Independent Medical Education grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this event by Alliance (Seres Therapeutics & Aimmune Therapeutics).