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Knowledge Share Webinar Series

The Knowledge Share Webinar Series provides free infection prevention training from the Oregon Patient Safety Commission. With content designed specifically for Oregon ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and nursing homes, these webinars are a hassle-free way for healthcare staff to join together in learning about infection prevention, asking questions, and sharing insights.

Environmental Cleaning for ASCs: AORN Updated Guidance

Debbie Hurst, RN, BSN, CIC Manager of the Infection Prevention and Control Program at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Oregon
Originally presented on May 13, 2014

Objectives

  • Describe the role of environmental cleaning and disinfection in the prevention of perioperative hospital acquired infections (HAIs)
  • Discuss environmental cleaning requirements for ambulatory surgery centers
  • Identify evidence-based methods and best practices for environmental cleaning in ambulatory surgery centers

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Part I Norovirus Series: Identifying and Reporting Norovirus Outbreaks

Emilio DeBess, DVM, MPVM, State Public Health Veterinarian for the State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Originally presented on January 7, 2014

Objectives

  • Recognize the clinical presentation of norovirus infection
  • Describe the mechanisms of norovirus transmission
  • Describe how to recognize a norovirus outbreak
  • Describe how to report a norovirus outbreak to the local public health authority
  • Describe current norovirus laboratory testing options
  • Use interventions designed to control norovirus transmission in nursing homes

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Part II Norovirus Series: Reporting Norovirus Outbreaks and Data Collection Efforts

Amy Sullivan, PhD, MPH, Communicable Disease Services (CDS) Manager for the Multnomah County Health Department
Originally presented on April 22, 2014

Objectives:

  • Properly collect norovirus case data using a Gastroenteritis Case Log
  • Use the data collected to see how well the control measures are working
  • Partner with your local county health departments

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Best Practices for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Surveillance

Janet Sullivan, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Oregon Health and Sciences University
Originally Presented on November 20, 2013

Objectives

  • Discuss the impact of SSIs on patient safety and the cost of healthcare
  • Describe the CDC’s surveillance methodology for SSIs
  • Apply the definitions of infection used for SSI surveillance, including criteria for superficial, deep, and organ/space infections
  • Use the surveillance data to generate infection rates and reports that can be integrated into your ASC’s QAPI program

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Oregon’s Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Toolkit

Christopher D. Pfeiffer, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Oregon Health and Science University/Portland VA
Originally Presented on October 22, 2013 (ambulatory surgery centers) and October 29, 2013 (nursing homes)

Objectives

  • Describe the basic epidemiology of CRE in the United States and Oregon
  • Describe how to test for and identify CRE organisms
  • Apply recommended NICE interventions to prevent CRE

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Frontline: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria (video) »
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Medication Compounding Update

Michael Millard, RPH, MS, Assistant Professor, Pacific University School of Pharmacy
Originally presented on July 23, 2013
Objectives

  • Summarize the patient outcomes and regulation resulting from the NECC outbreak
  • Understand the criteria used to determine when a medication is being compounded in the ASC
  • Review the regulations from the Food and Drug Administration regarding compounding manufacturers
  • Describe the Oregon Board of Pharmacy’s rules regarding sterile and non-sterile compounding to provide additional safety around compounded medications
  • List evaluation criteria that ASCs can use to select pharmacies for outsourcing their compounded medications

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Handout: Outsourcing Sterile Products Preparation Contractor Assessment Tool, ASHP Foundation
Handout: Compounding Pharmacy Assessment Questionnaire, IACP

Before Antibiotics: Alternative Strategies to Prevent UTIs in the Elderly

Jessina McGregor, PhD, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy
Originally presented on June 12, 2013

Objectives

  • Describe challenges to the diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the elderly
  • Discuss the research findings and implications for alternative UTI prevention strategies used in the elderly

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Safety and Infection Prevention Strategies for Dialysis Patients in Long Term Care Facilities

Barbara Breckler, RN, BSN, Quality Improvement Director, Northwest Renal Network
Originally Presented on May 28, 2013

Objectives

  • Apply safety precautions when caring for dialysis patients
  • Use recommended infection reduction practices when caring for residents who are undergoing hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis

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Preventing Norovirus Transmission in Long-Term Care Facilities

Lore Lee, BS, MPH, Calicivirus & Varicella Epidemiologist, Acute & Communicable Disease Prevention Prog., OR Health Authority
Originally presented on January 9, 2013

Objectives

  • Discuss the impact of norovirus outbreaks in long-term care facilities
  • Recognize the clinical presentation of norovirus
  • Describe the mechanisms of transmission for norovirus infections
  • Describe current norovirus laboratory testing options
  • Use interventions designed to control norovirus transmission in nursing homes

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Handout: Cleaning up Vomit and Other Unpleasant Tasks (pdf) »
Handout: Norovirus & Sapovirus Outbreak Control Measures (pdf) »

Preventing Tuberculosis Transmission in Nursing Homes

Heidi Behm, RN, BSN, MPH, TB Controller & TB Nurse Consultant, Oregon Health Authority
Originally presented on November 14, 2012

Objectives

  • Perform an Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliant annual tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment for your facility
  • Write a TB infection control plan
  • Implement a TB screening program for your residents and healthcare professionals that complies with regulatory requirements

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Influenza Vaccination Strategies for Residents and Healthcare Personnel in Nursing Homes

Sherri Atherton MS, RN, CNS-BC, CIC, Director, Infection Prevention Program, Portland Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
Originally presented on September 12, 2012

Objectives

  • Describe the incidence of influenza disease in nursing home populations
  • Explain the importance of healthcare personnel and nursing home resident influenza vaccinations
  • Implement effective, evidence-based strategies to improve healthcare personnel and resident influenza vaccination rates
  • Learn about educational and promotional resources available for the 2012-2013 influenza season

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Preventing Tuberculosis Transmission in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Heidi Behm, RN, BSN, MPH, TB Controller & TB Nurse Consultant, Oregon Health Authority
Originally presented on September 5, 2012

Objectives

  • Perform an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant annual TB risk assessment for your facility
  • Develop a written TB infection control plan
  • Implement an employee TB screening program that complies with regulatory requirements

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Safe Medication Practices in your Ambulatory Surgery Center

Michael Millard, RPH, MS, Assistant Professor, Pacific University, School of Pharmacy
Originally presented on July 17, 2012

Objectives

  • Describe the USP <797> general requirements and identify when they impact ASC practices
  • Define issues and challenges in complying with both USP <797> and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Safe Injection Practices
  • Implement safe medication management that includes immediate use compounding, handling of controlled substances, and medication destruction/waste

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Biological Indicator Failures: Updated Processes

Joseph LeBouef, RST, CST, CRCST, CHL, Regional Sterile Processing Educator, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest
Originally presented on April 19, 2012

Objectives

  • Differentiate between different chemical indicators and their appropriate use
  • Identify steps to take when a biological indicator fails
  • Handle conflicting results when multiple indicators are used in the same load

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Safe Surgery Checklist: Tools to support compliance with the new CMS reporting requirement

Mary Post, Leslie Ray, and Valerie Harmon, Oregon Patient Safety Commission
Kecia Rardin, RN, CNOR, CASC, Administrator, Director of Nursing, Northwest Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC
Debbie Spain, RN, BSN, CNOR, Clinical Director, Northwest Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC
Cheri Van Bebber, RN, BSN, Operating Room Manager, Oregon Eye Surgery Center
Originally presented on February 23, 2012

Objectives

  • Learn about new CMS reporting requirement
  • Discuss the rationale behind the requirement
  • Obtain first-hand insight into tools and implementation suggestions

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