Education, Training, and Competencies
Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes
The ever-changing landscape of healthcare and the increasing focus on patient safety and quality outcomes requires knowledgeable and competent IPs. Core competencies are defined by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) and represent the basic knowledge, skills, and attributes that IPs working in any healthcare setting should strive to achieve and need to become certified and advance from novice to proficient.
The use of the CBIC core competencies when creating IP job descriptions, determining the best fit when hiring, and developing orientation plans helps to provide a successful foundation for IPs. These core competencies also help in performance reviews, self-evaluations, and the creation of professional development plans allows IPs to discover and focus on areas of growth to ensure continuous knowledge attainment and skill refinement.
This session will provide IPs in all practice settings, and those managing IPC programs, with a methodology and tools for using CBIC core competencies when hiring and guiding IPs along their career paths.