Events

Infection Prevention:

Meetings

APIC-NE sponsors a bi-annual conference every spring and fall. Come and hear highly respected speakers address the most pressing issues of today in infection prevention, control, and epidemiology.

 

APIC NE's Fall Conference
PREPARE FOR THE FALL:
FILL UP THE INFECTION PREVENTIST TOOL KIT.

October 19, 2017
 

TIME

AGENDA

7:30-8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast.

8:00-8:15

 Welcome and Opening Remarks 

8:15-9:30

The Journey to Clinical Indication : Time to Move the Needle
Michelle DeVries, BS MPH, CIC

Senior Infection Preventionist, Methodist Hospital, Gary IN

9:30-10:15

Break and Vendors

10:15-11:15

How Data Drives Quality
Carol Dietz MBA,BSN,CPHQ

Senior QI Consultant

New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization QIN-QIO

11:15-11:45

APIC New England Members meeting 

11:45-12:45

 Lunch and Vendors 

12:45-1:45

 Engaging Infection Prevention at the Front Lines: IP Champions. 

Sheryl P. Eder RN-BC,MSN,CNOR,CRCST, VHA-CM
Field Advisor SPD Hope International Ministries
Perioperative/RME Educator James A Haley VA Hospital
Tampa, Florida 
 

1:45-2:00

Stretch Break

2:00-3:00

The Science of Secondary Disinfection: Protecting Your Hospital’s Water Supply
Sheth Nikhil, BSE 
Nalco Waters, An Ecolab Company 

3:00-3:30

Closing Remarks/Contact hours

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objectives:  As a result of participating in the Infection Prevention Conference, the attendees will be able to: 

  • Identify three risks associated with Peripheral Intravenous Catheters(PIC) and implement new standards for the management of PIC's
  • Adopt the use of data collection tools to influence the quality of infection prevention activities.
  • Initiate activities to prevent the spread of infection through reusable medical devices.
  • Initiate review of systems utilized to for disinfection of water systems and influence selection of proper chemicals to reduce occurrence of HAI's through water sources.
 PROGRAM Contact Hours 4.5: This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD)  for approval to award contact hours.  The  Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD)  is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Further Information and Registration
Speaker_Biographies_.pdf