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Confronting CRE: The Rise of Superbugs and the Role of Diagnostics in Controlling Their Spread

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) represent an urgent threat to global health.1 While the WHO has identified CRE as a critical priority for drug development, the CDC has recommended aggressive action to control CRE spread and prevent CRE infections, particularly within healthcare facilities. Newly developed diagnostics have a role at the core of this effort. This webinar explores the clinical significance and epidemiology of these highly resistant bacteria and reviews how information available from new diagnostics can inform strategies to control spread.

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APIC EPI® Intensive

This novice level course, designed for infection preventionists with 1-3 years of experience, provides intensive fundamental infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in different practice settings.

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Human Factors in Endoscopy and Technologies that Can Help

Flexible endoscopes are notoriously hard to clean and reprocess, taking about 76 minutes of hands-on staff time per instrument.  Unfortunately, key steps are skipped almost half of the time, leaving bio-burden inside the working channel and the potential for cross-contamination. This webinar will discuss the human factors that can compromise the safety of “patient-ready” endoscopes and technologies that can help overcome known issues.

This session is part of a free webinar series on the Path to Sterile Endoscopy from Cogentix Medical. Presented by Judie Bringhurst, infection preventionist and safety officer for the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill in North Carolina, the series will cover topics such as the complexities of high level disinfection, sterilization, sheathing technologies, impact of hazardous chemicals, human factors and the importance of education and training.

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AMD Ritmed - 2017 APIC Academy Exhibitor

“AMD-Ritmed is a global leading manufacturer of innovative and patented PPE equipment such as isolation and chemo gowns, lab coats, facemasks, shoe covers and bouffant caps.  AMD-Ritmed made their mark in the industry with their patented Versa-Gown that has an elastic neckline and an “over the head” feature that eliminates neck ties and tabs.   We pride ourselves on only the highest quality products that ensure clinical ease of use and patient safety.”

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Biovigil - 2017 APIC Academy Exhibitor

Biovigil breaks new ground in hand hygiene awareness and compliance systems by eliminating the need for any facility installation, or disruption, IT infrastructure, or the need to change or modify dispensers. The system also uniquely supports dozens of specialized workflow and use-case requirements without slowing, or getting in the way of healthcare workers. Most importantly, the highly visual green, yellow and red status lights on the Biovigil badge provides real-time accountability and visibility at the point-of-care. This active feedback to patients, family members and co-workers regarding hand hygiene status immediately changes the safety and compliance culture while eliminating anxiety, questions and guesswork with every patient interaction.

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Global Life Technologies Corp./Nozin – 2017 APIC Academy Exhibitor

“Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® advanced antiseptic equips healthcare professionals and patients with a safe and effective antiseptic for the nasal vestibule that helps provide protection from pathogens – without antibiotics.”

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Hardy Diagnostics – 2017 APIC Academy Exhibitor

At Hardy Diagnostics, you will find a complete selection of laboratory and microbiology supplies for the clinical, industrial, and molecular biology research laboratory. Hardy has a Quality Management System that is certified to ISO 13485 and is a FDA licensed medical device manufacturer. The company’s product offering includes: culture media, rapid test kits, stains, reagents, dehydrated culture media, molecular biology media and reagents, animal blood products, specimen swabs and transports, dilution vials, environmental monitoring supplies, sterility media, anaerobic bacteriology supplies, custom media formulations, and much more!

“We are committed to producing and distributing the finest products for the detection of microorganisms, as we partner with our laboratory customers to diagnose and prevent disease”.

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Healthcare Information Technology Virtual Learning Lab

One of the core duties of all infection preventionists (IP) is collection, analysis, and utilization of data. There are significant changes in how these data are/will be obtained, maintained, analyzed and utilized. Most IPs do not have a background in information technology, which leaves them unprepared to assure that IP needs will be addressed in the introduction of electronic health records.

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SuctionShield - 2017 APIC Academy Exhibitor

Patient Shield Concepts is a company dedicated to reducing cross-contamination in critical care settings such as the OR, PACU and ICU. Our SuctionShield product is designed specifically to protect practitioners and patients by isolating secretions found on oral suction tips.

Highlights of the SuctionShield:

Bright orange, easily seen

Attaches to virtually any horizontal surface and is portable

Enables air-drying of suction tip when not in use

The one-piece device is strong and flexible

Is a disposable, single patient, 24 hour use product

Latex free, recyclable and made in the USA

Visit Patient Shield Concepts at the San Antonio Marriott River Center October 2-4, 2017 to learn how you can improve patient outcomes.

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Symmetry – 2017 APIC Academy Exhibitor

Hand hygiene has a major impact on infection prevention. Hand hygiene noncompliance is a major cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), but it is also one of the easiest practices to improve.

Visit Symmetry at the San Antonio Marriott River Center October 2-8, 2017 to learn how you can improve hand hygiene compliance with these hand hygiene innovations:

Behavior Modification

Proven Clinical Acceptance

Point of Care

Increase hand hygiene compliance, improve HCAHPS scores, and reduce HAIs with the Symmetry Hand Hygiene Program. The Symmetry program includes dispensers, products, point of care items, customizable education, awareness and behavior modification materials, and training for your healthcare facility. Take the Symmetry Challenge, and evaluate our program against other hand hygiene products.

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American Sentinel - 2017 APIC Academy Exhibitor

American Sentinel University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. In addition, our bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has awarded accreditation to American Sentinel University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with specialty tracks in Educational Leadership, Executive Leadership and Informatics Leadership. An MSN specialization in Infection and Prevention Control will develop your expertise in epidemiology and pathophysicology. Our rigorous curriculum covers a breadth of issues in Infection and Prevention control, including emerging infectious diseases. An MSN in closer than you think! Your CIC® may count as 3 courses toward your MSN.

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EMSL Analytical, Inc – 2017 APIC Academy

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char and ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, and consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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Xenex – 2017 APIC Academy Exhibitor

Xenex’s patented Full Spectrum™ pulsed xenon room disinfection system helps healthcare facilities advance their disinfection protocols and lower Hospital Acquired Infection rates. Due to its speed and ease of use, the Xenex system integrates smoothly into hospital cleaning operations. Peer reviewed published outcome studies conducted by hospitals using Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots™ show up to 70% reductions in hospital acquired C. diff and MRSA infection rates, and a 100% decrease in total joint Surgical Site Infections. The Xenex mission — to save lives and reduce suffering by helping to eliminate the deadly microorganisms that can cause Hospital Acquired Infections.

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Cantel Medical 2017 - APIC Academy Exhibitor

Cantel Medical is a global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers, which improve outcomes and help save lives. Through an expansive portfolio of endoscopy, water purification and filtration, and healthcare disposables, Cantel Medical provides high-quality infection prevention solutions and unsurpassed service, touching millions of patients each year around the world.

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Cleanis Inc - 2017 APIC Academy Exhibitor

Confine C.diff right, stop the poop! Cleanis (www.cleanis.com) manufactures and distributes Protection through Containment™ solutions designed to safely collect & confine bodily fluids transmitted infections such as C.diff right at the source. With the oxo-biodegradable bedpan and commode pail liner with super absorbent pad, we provide you with a tool to focus on prevention rather than cure!

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APIC Infection Prevention Academy

This week-long regional educational conference in the fall houses APIC’s signature three-day training courses, Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI) and Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC). A three-day advanced course and a one-day certification preparatory course are also offered, along with professional networking and an exhibit hall featuring select industry leaders. Register, exhibit or sponsor today!

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APIC EPI® Intensive

This novice level course, designed for infection preventionists with 1-3 years of experience, provides intensive fundamental infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in different practice settings.

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