Steven Schweon, RN, MPH, MSN, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC
APIC Consulting: Consultant/Advisory Board; Crothall Healthcare/TouchPoint: Consultant/Advisory Board; Qualidigm: Consultant/Advisory Board
Few things cause more stress for IPs than finding out that surveyors are coming to their facility. This interactive workshop will shed light on the survey process, including providing:
• Presentations and a Q/A panel with surveyors from various accrediting and regulatory bodies representing diverse IPC settings and IPC experts.
• Practical strategies and tips from experienced surveyors and IPs.
• Discussion and skill-building opportunities for participants to enhance their survey readiness and confidence to lead in their facilities.
Attendees will be able to share their areas of concern in a collegial environment and reflect on effective strategies with diverse experts. Participants are encouraged to have a heightened awareness of their infection prevention and control program, risk assessment, and survey readiness preparations prior to attending.
This program will be of interest to IPs from across the continuum of care, including acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory, which is a growing area of vulnerability for many networks. It will also benefit surveyors who want to enhance their understanding of IPC from the IP perspective.
There is a separate fee for the pre-conference workshops.