Education, Training, and Competencies
Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes
This session draws on the experiences of the speakers, an IP and an IPC Champion, and details the strategies they used to reduce HAIs in their health system. The system being discussed consists of four main campuses: A Level 2 trauma center (808 beds), a smaller acute care hospital (76-beds), a rehabilitation hospital (62-beds), a skilled nursing facility (160-beds), and numerous urgent care centers, employing more than 6,000 care providers. The staff of 7 IPs were faced with the challenge of communicating to the thousands of workers across the system; a challenge that was overcome using “Infection Prevention Champions.”
Participants will learn about the process of developing and implementing the IPC Champion team program, discuss the positive impact this plan has had on their system, and explore their strategies for maintaining momentum. Participants will get tools and resources to help create and sustain a similar program. This session will cover the real numbers behind the Champion’s success, including a 25% reduction in CLABSIs and 33% in HAIs.