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Learn how to collect, analyze, apply, and present data

The collection, analysis, reporting, and application of data require specialized skills. The Effectively Using Data online course will provide those skills, teaching you how to integrate NHSN data into a comprehensive data management approach, assess and monitor the implementation of evidence-based practices, analyze and evaluate outcomes of care, and communicate information to various stakeholders throughout your facility.

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Reduction of Surgical Site Complications and Skin Breakdown

This presentation is targeted to Infection Preventionists that have infection prevention overview and surveillance for surgical site infections. In the past IP activities have focused on pre-operative and operative SSI prevention. This presentation will bring into focus the post-operative and post-discharge risks and prevention activity. The focus of this presentation will be wound biology, nutrition, dressing selection, wound care, and patient education.

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Construction and Renovation in Healthcare Facilities: Beyond the Basics

Healthcare Facilities are constantly initiating construction and renovation projects in order to upgrade their infrastructure to better meet the needs of their patients, staff, and visitors. In addition to developing an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA), Infection Preventionists (IP) should be an integral part of these project teams for the entire project. IPs should also have the knowledge and resources to insure that projects are built with infection control considerations included.

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Education on the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

The new CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule must be implemented in all healthcare settings by Wednesday, November 15. Some elements of this rule will affect the way IPs do their jobs. Please review the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule – What IPs Should Know webinar from earlier this year to ensure you are in compliance with this rule.

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NHSN Update Fall 2017

Hear directly from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subject matter experts on the most commonly asked questions and scenarios received from NHSN users reporting HAIs. Detailed answers and guidance on how to navigate decision-making for reporting data into our nation’s HAI surveillance system for 2017 will be provided.

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