Leadership and Professional Development
30/30 Education Session - 30 minutes
IPs are tasked with creating, defending, and enforcing policies or practices which can occasionally be unpopular with the departments affected. Often, these policies have few supporting data and are rooted in theoretical risk for transmission and/or expert opinion. In order to promote compliance and future collaboration, IPs must negotiate, educate, and compromise with hospital leaders and staff.
This session will discuss the wins, losses, and draws of IPC battles from the perspective of a novice IP in an acute care setting. Everything from operating room attire and a Staphylococcus aureus screening protocol to MDRO isolation precautions and interdepartmental dynamics will be explored. This session is intended to provide an interactive platform for IPs to discuss successes and failures of collaboration with hospital staff.