2017 Conference Agenda

40th Annual Minnesota APIC Conference
September 28-29, 2017
Earle Brown Heritage Center & Embassy Suites
Brooklyn Center, MN

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m Registration/Breakfast - Carriage Hall A
7:30 a.m.  Welcome - Terri Ruppel, RN, BSN, CIC - APIC MN Conference Committee Chair
7:40 a.m.   Opening Remarks - Candi Shearen, , RN, B.C., CIC - APIC MN President
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m

How to Develop, Practice and Deliver, Knock Your Socks Off Presentations with - NO SWEAT!-  fred@nosweatpublicspeaking.com

Fred Miller, Speaker, Author and International Coach, No Sweat Public Speaking
Presentations to groups or one-on-one are regularly delivered internally and externally. Most can be improved. In this talk Fred will present: The components of a presentation, tips for taking your presentation from Blah to AH! And nuggets to lessen the fear of public speaking.
IP Competency Domain: Leadership and Program Management

9:30 a.m. - 10:30a.m. Break/Visit with Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

A Never Event: Don't Let It Happen In Your Facility
Dr. Evelyn McKnight, AU.D and Thomas A McKnight, MD., Evelyn is President, Hepatitis Outbreaks/National Organization for Reform (HONOReform) and Tom is a family physician with Prairie Fields Family Medicine of Fremont, NE
In this session attendees will be able to list causes of unsafe injections, be able to list methods to foster a safety culture and be able to describe a way to mitigate unsafe technique.
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch/Visit with Exhibitors
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session: NO SWEAT! Elevator Speech
Fred Miller, Speaker, Author and International Coach, No Sweat Public Speaking
Many of us start sweating when we are asked to give our "elevator speech." This presentation will provide the audience with a template that will help craft an elevator speech, floor by floor, with-NO SWEAT!
IP Competency Domain: Leadership and Program Management
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session: CAUTI in Long Term Care
Susan Klammer, MPH
Quality and Process Improvement Specialist, Minnesota Hospital Association
Stacie Urbanek, MSN RN
Director of Nursing, LTC, Essentia Health This session will describe key elements of a clinical intervention to reduce CAUTI, explore cultural intervention elements to influence and reduce CAUTI, and provide an example of local implementation to reduce CAUTI.
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control
2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Breakout Session: Process Improvement in SPD: A Journey Worth Taking
Judy Gubbins, LPN, SPD Director/retired
This session will review drivers for process improvement initiatives in sterile processing and explore common challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities for process improvement in sterile processing.  In addition, it will discuss tools available to build process improvement into SPD practices.  
IP Competency Domain: Performance Improvement and Implementation Science
2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Breakout Session: Microbiology 101
Xiaobao Li, Senior Scientist, Diversey Inc.
This session will help you to obtain an understanding of microbiology fundamentals including classification, structure, physiology, and pathogenicity of microorganisms. Understand the mode of action of different antimicrobial agents and their efficacy against different types of pathogens, while gaining awareness of emerging challenges in Infection Prevention, particularly the prevalence of antibiotic resistance.
IP Competency Domain: Technical and Performance Improvement/Implementation Science
3:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m Break
3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. C-diff Happens!
Darrel Hicks , BA, Master REH, CHESP, Certificate of Mastery in IP, Principal,
Darrel Hicks, LLC

This session will discuss the problem that C-diff poses to patients and residents in healthcare, discover proper monitoring for effective cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces and recommend a process for daily cleaning of an isolated C-diff patient's room.
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control
4:40 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception by Ecolab and Nalco Water
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Preparation for CIC Exam
Adriene Thornton MA, RN, CIC
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Are you thinking of becoming certified but don't know how to start? This session will give you the motivation needed to prepare for the CBIC Exam and answer your questions regarding certification.
Friday, September 29th, 2017
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Welcome: Terri Ruppel, RN, BSN, CIC Conference Committee Chair
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Success Principles for Infection Preventionist
Linda Spaulding, RN, CIC, BC, CHEM, InCo and Associates International, Inc.
This session will help you identify at least 3 ways to motivate yourself and changing your mindset, help create a new vision for your infection prevention program and list 3 ways you can add value to your facility.
IP Competency Domain: Leadership and Program Management

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

APIC MN Business Meeting
Candi Shearen, , RN, B.C., CIC - APIC MN President
All attendees are invited to participate and listen to the happenings of APIC MN.

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Breakout Session: Long Term Care - Outbreak in LTC: Investigation of a Norovirus Outbreak
Linda Spaulding, RN, CIC, BC, CHEM, InCo and Associates International, Inc.
This session will help you identify an outbreak exists, discuss how to conduct an outbreak investigation, and create an administrative report describing findings of the outbreak investigation.
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Breakout Session: Acute and Ambulatory Care - A Comprehensive IP Program for the ASC Handout 1  Handout 2
Libby Chinnes, RN, BSH, CIC, FAPIC, Infection Prevention and Control Consultant IC Solutions, LLC
This session will identify items to be included in an ASC-specific risk assessment and infection prevention plan, recall how the CMS ASC Surveyor Worksheet can guide evidence-based practice in the ASC, and address common gaps in practice that place patients and healthcare workers at risk for infection.
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Award Prizes and Announce Poster Winners - Terri Ruppel, RN, BSN, CIC Conference Committee Chair

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Scoop on Poop: Basic And Innovated Ways To Prevent C-diff
Kim Boynton-Delahanty, RN, PHN, BSN, MBA/HCM, CIC, FAPIC
Administrative Director of Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology, UC San Diego Health Systems

This session will give a brief review of what Clostridium difficile infection (CDI ) is, how it is transmitted and describe the importance of environmental cleaning and education to EVS. She will also discuss the role of bleach, machines and lights, and alcohol based hand hygiene. IP Competency Domain: Performance Improvement and Implementation Science
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hot Topics in Public Health - Carriage Hall A
Ruth Lynfield MD State Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health
Dr. Lynfield will describe emerging trends in infectious disease, identify recent outbreak investigations and discuss ramifications for public health.
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Closing Comments - Carriage Hall A

 

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