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Overview and Purpose:

Join Peg Gilbert as she reviews the list of top ten common areas for infection prevention improvement and the evidence-based best practices for addressing them.  Participants will be introduced to resources, tools and best practices for successfully implementing quality improvement tactics to impact infection control.

Featured Presenter:

Peg Gilbert, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC
Quality IC, LLC

Peg Gilbert is the owner of Quality IC, LLC. The focus of her business is to improve infection prevention practices in healthcare facilities using proven quality improvement strategies. Her passion is sharing her knowledge gained from over 40 years as a healthcare professional. She recently authored a course on Becoming a Safe Injection Champion as part of a CDC grant awarded to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

In addition, she is an infection control consultant for the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network for their long-term care and home health care initiatives. She is a faculty member for APIC educational courses and consulting projects and has completed many infection control assessments in long-term care and acute care facilities. Peg has a master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis in adult education from Creighton University (1993), is Certified in Infection Control and was in the first group to be named as an APIC Fellow.

Target Audience:

All healthcare professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ten common areas for improvement identified from onsite infection control assessments
  2. Discuss the evidence or standards for best practice related to the top ten areas for improvement
  3. Explain resources, tools or practices to assist implementation of the evidence-based practices

 

Questions:

Lori Hintz, RN
Program Manager
Lori.Hintz@area-a.hcqis.org
605-354-3187