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Orientation Program for Novice Infection Preventionist

Style: Online training program only.

Audience: Novice infection preventionist or infection control professionals in various health care settings (on-line training only)

Goal: This program will provide the basic information needed by novice infection Preventionist or infection control professionals in any clinical setting.

Program Objectives:

  • Describe the past, present and future influences on your infection control program
  • Appreciate the interrelationship of key support services in any healthcare system with infection prevention and control.
  • Identify recognized and effective measures in the prevention of common health care associated infections.
  • Identify infection prevention and control measures to mitigate the impact of communicable diseases that threaten our health and well-being.
  • Identify infection prevention and control measures for specific diseases based on laboratory findings.
  • Compile meaningful reports that reflect quality improvement efforts to reduce or eliminate infections in the susceptible host.
  • Implement changes to reduce or eliminate infections in the susceptible host.
  • Identify infection prevention and control strategies for specific clinical settings.
  • Describe key components to an organizational plan to address an outbreak of a communicable disease that is either an emerging or re-emerging pathogen that my result in a significant influx of patients.

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Session TitlesContact
Hours
Speaker
Infection Control - An Overview 1.5 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC 

Support Services - Food Handling

0.75 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC 

Support Services - Waste Management

0.5 Lawana Jolivette 

Support Services - Laundry

1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC 

Support Services - Preparing Sterile Pharmaceuticals

0.75 Bridget Pfaff MS CIC 

Support Services - Handling Supplies

0.5 Terri Rydmark RN BSN 

Support Services - Facility Operations

0.75 Bridget Pfaff MS CIC 

Support Services - Pet Therapy

0.5 Terri Rydmark RN BSN 
Construction & Renovation 0.75 Bridget Pfaff MS CIC
Water Intrusion and Mitigation 1.0 Bridget Pfaff MS CIC  
Disinfection 1.25 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Sterilization  1.25 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC 
Reprocessing of Endoscopes 1.0 Diane Krueger RN
Creutzfeldt – Jakob Response Plan 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Basic Asepsis 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Prevention of Surgical Site Infections 1.5 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Prevention of Healthcare Associated Pneumonia 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Prevention of Intravascular Device Infections 1.5 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Injection Safety 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC  
Hand Hygiene 1.0 Terri Rydmark RN BSN 
Blood Borne Pathogen Standard 1.0 Linda Grupa MPH RN BSN CIC
Isolation Precautions 1.25 Terri Rydmark RN BSN  
Respiratory Protection Program 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Public Health: The Interface 0.3 Linda Grupa MPH RN BSN CIC
Communicable Diseases – Respiratory 1.0 Bridget Pfaff MS CIC 
Communicable Diseases – Cardiovascular 0.75 Bridget Pfaff MS CIC 
Communicable Diseases – Sexually Transmitted 0.75 Linda Grupa MPH RN BSN CIC
Communicable Diseases – Gastrointestinal 0.75 Linda Grupa MPH RN BSN CIC 
Communicable Diseases – Nervous System 0.75 Bridget Pfaff MS CIC 
Communicable Diseases – Skin and Eyes 0.75 Bridget Pfaff MS CIC  
Blood Borne Pathogens - HIV 1.25 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Blood Borne Pathogens - Hepatitis 1.0  Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Immunization Basics 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC 
Immunization Safety 1.0 1.0  Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Employee Health Program 1.25 Lois Caulum MS RN COHN-S 
Immune Response to Microbial Invasion 1.25 Bridget Pfaff MS CIC 
Microbiology Basics 1.0 Kathy Lesky MPH-CHE BSMT (ASCP) RM(NRM) 
Interpretation of Molecular and Immunology Report  0.75  Bridget Pfaff MS CIC 
MRSA 1.25 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
VRE 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC 
ESBL, KPC, and Other GNRs 1.0 Kathy Lesky MPH-CHE BSMT (ASCP) RM(NRM) 
Clostridium difficile 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC 
Antibiotic Stewardship 0.75 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Epidemiology 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Surveillance Basics 1.5  Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
More on Surveillance 1.5 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC 
Patient Safety through Quality Concepts 1.0 Jackie Brenner, BS
Sentinel Event Investigation – Root Cause Analysis 1.0 Jackie Brenner, BS 
Value Analysis including the Reuse of Single Use Devices 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Education 1.25 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Becoming an Effective Change Agent 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
The Infection Control Plan 0.75 Linda Grupa MPH RN BSN CIC 

Infection Prevention in Ambulatory Care

0.5 Terri Rydmark RN BSN 

Infection Prevention in Home Care

1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC

Infection Prevention in Day Care

0.75 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC

Infection Prevention in Maternity Care

0.5 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC

Infection Prevention in Long Term Care - Infections in the Elderly

1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC

Infection Prevention in Behavioral Health

1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC 

Infection Prevention in Renal Dialysis

1.0 Bridget Pfaff MS CIC 

Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services

1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Novel Influenza Response Plan 0.75 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Pandemic Preparedness 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
Surge Capacity Plan 1.0 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC
The Role of Clinics during a Medical Disaster 0.75 Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC 
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