APIC MN Conference

 

2016 Conference Agenda

 

39th Annual Minnesota APIC Conference
September 29-30, 2016
Earle Brown Heritage Center & Embassy Suites
Brooklyn Center, MN


Thursday, September 29th, 2015
6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m Registration/Breakfast - Carriage Hall A
7:30 a.m.  Welcome - Mindy McFarren, MS MT (ASCP) CIC-APIC MN Conference Committee Chair
7:40 a.m.   Opening Remarks - Cami Rossiter, MT(ASCP), CIC - APIC MN President
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m

Take this Job and Love it! - Carriage Hall A
Barb Bancroft, President, CPP Associates Inc.
This session will discuss the importance of learning throughout your career, describe the evolution of infectious diseases over the past 40 years, and learn how to "unstress for success."
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.

Antibiotic Stewardship
Jessica Holt, MLS(ASCP) CM, CIC, Infectious Diseases Clinical Coordinator, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health
This session will outline proposed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements surrounding antimicrobial stewardship, differentiate the requirements surrounding antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance reporting to the CDC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and formulate potential antimicrobial stewardship initiatives that can be achieved at your site.
IP Competency Domain: Performance Improvement and Implementation Science

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch/Visit with Exhibitors
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Construction Management and Infection Prevention Handout 2
Andy Striefel, MPH, REHS Hospital Environment Specialist, University of Minnesota
Michael Buck, University of Minnesota
This session will cover how to respond to a major flood in the patient care environment, describe the role of infection prevention in an air handling unit change out, and describe steps required for a sewage outage in a hospital.
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control
2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Ambulatory Care: Occupational Health, Exposure, Vaccines and TB
Patsy Stinchfield, MS, RN, CPNP, CIC, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
This session will review vaccines and proof of immunity needs for health care professionals, discuss exposure definitions and post-exposure prophylaxis, identify current practices for TB assessment and post-exposure follow-up. 
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control
2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Workshop
Christa Mardaus, ICRA Specialist
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

This session will provide ICRA Construction Awareness Training, where you will learn how to bridge the industries through education and will also discuss different ICRA construction scenarios.
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control
3:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m Break
3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. C.difficile Reduction in the Hospital Setting
Dr. Priya Sampathkumar MD, FSHEA, FIDSA, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
This session will explain the impact of C.difficile infection (CDI), identify approaches to reducing the risk of CDI in the hospital, and identify key interventions that you can implement at your facility.
IP Competency Domain: Performance Improvement and Implementation Science
4:40 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception
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 30th, 2016
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Hashtags and Healthcare: Using Social Media in Infection Control, Public Health and Your Practice
Jimmy Bellamy, Social Media Specialist, Children's Minnesota & Joe Kurland, MPH, Infection Preventionist / Vaccine Specialist, Children's Minnesota
This session will help infection preventionists better understand the role of social media in times of crisis. You will learn the Best Practices for using social media to share important public health information without violating HIPAA. In addition, you will learn how to work with social media staff while drafting messages for the public.
IP Competency Domain: Technology

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Long Term Care - The Role of CMS in Long Term Care in Assessing Infection Prevention and Control Compliance
Karen Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, Infection Control Specialist, Survey and Certification Group
CMS has made reducing HAIs a priority in the last decade. The presentation will help with implementing the CMS survey organizational structure, function, and responsibility for assessing. It will review CMS survey strategies for infection prevention and control programs, and list the most common citations for nursing homes.
IP Competency Domain: Implementation Science and Management
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Acute Care - NHSN Handout 1 Handout 2 Handout 3 Handout 4
Lisa Hesse, Infection Prevention Coordinator, Fairview Range Medical Center & Karen Peterson, Infection Preventionist, Fairview Range Medical Center
This session will review NHSN definitions and criteria for HAIs, identify recent changes to the NHSN definitions, and apply NHSN definitions to case studies.
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control and Technology
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ambulatory Care - Infection Prevention Guidelines in Outpatient Settings - Inside & Outside the Traditional Settings
Mary Larweck
, RN, MS, CIC, CPHQ President, CLIPS Consulting LLC
This session will discuss ways to obtain and use instructions for use (IFU) for equipment cleaning and disinfecting in outpatient settings, recognized methods to address compliance with IP guidelines at the staff level, and identify differing outpatient settings where the CDC guidelines apply and provide examples.
IP Competency Domain: Infection Prevention and Control

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. APIC MN Business Meeting
Opening Remarks - Cami Rossiter
, MT(ASCP), CIC APIC MN President
All attendees are invited to participate and listen to the happenings of APIC MN.

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

The Role of CMS in Assessing Infection Prevention and Control Compliance
Karen Hoffmann
RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC Infection Control Specialist, Survey and Certification Group
CMS has made reducing HAIs a priority in the last decade. The presentation provides an overview of the CMS survey organizational structure, function, and responsibility for assessing. It will describe the evolution of CMS infection control regulations in the last decade, review CMS survey strategies for infection prevention and control programs, and list the most common citations for hospitals, nursing homes, and dialysis.
IP Competency Domain: Leadership and Program Management
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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