Category: Infection Prevention
Title: The Role of the Infection Preventionist in the Ambulatory Surgery Center
Presented by Meredith Shellner, RN, BA, BSN, MS-HSA, CIC; Infection Preventionist, Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
As a twice Past-President of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC), Mrs. Shellner has utilized her 24 years of experience as a Board Certified in Infection Control (C.I.C.) Infection Preventionist to lead performance improvement teams and initiatives as well as educating acute care, ASCs, LTC and other organizations on strategies aimed at reducing HAIs. She has worked as a director, coordinator and infection control officer in a variety of settings, including Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Dialysis, Level1 Trauma Tertiary care; and Long-term Care in both academic and non-academic health settings. Mrs. Shellner was the recipient of the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in Infection Prevention and Control for 2014.
This one hour presentation by Meredith Shellner was presented at our Infection Prevention Strategies for Ambulatory Surgery Centersconference in April 2015. Meredith discuss the role of the Infection Prevention Manager in terms of training needs, surveillance programs, resources that are needed, occupational health and their role in the environment, products and collection of data.
At the conclusion of the presentation the participant will be able to:
1.Describe the role of the Infection Preventionist (IP)
2.Outline a design for a surveillance program
3.State 2 resources needed to provide guidance for the IP in the ASC
4.Define the importance of the environment in the role of the IP
5.List at least 3 activities that are unique to the role of the IP for an ASC
6.Explain the role of the health department in the life of the IP in the ASC
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