At ASP, we believe that transforming patient care through innovation is more than just creating new technology and chemistries. It requires an ongoing dialogue with the brightest minds around the world and a commitment to continued education and training. Weβre committed to helping you and your team stay current on the latest healthcare sterilization, disinfection, decontamination, and hygiene practices to make your infection prevention programs more robust. We make it easy and engaging for you and your colleagues by designing a learning path that includes a journey from awareness, to knowledge, to skills building, and then to confidence.
If your facility or regional professional chapters need continuing education units to support your professional development, please complete the form to plan an in-person educational session with 1.0 CNE or CE units (from CA Board of Nurses, CBSPD, and IAHCSMM, APIC).
|Available until June 30||Infection Prevention Today Presents Business Case for Infection Prevention Web Summit||
Agenda sessions include Championing the case of infection prevention to key stakeholders, and operationalizing a program.
|Available until April 2014||Evidence-based Practice: The How and Why||
Review the overview of evidence-based practice; discuss the use of one evidence-based mode; and identify one challenge to implement evidence-based practice to the practice setting.
|Available until April 2014||Taking the Lead in Infection Prevention||
Understanding the clinical and economic implications of SSIs in the healthcare climate, identify the organisms that cause HAIs and SSi and professional solutions/recommended practices to reduce patient risk of infection.
|Instant Replay||Hospital Acquired Infection, Human Factors||
This presentation demonstrates the impact of human factors and hospital acquired infections.
|November 2013||Elevating the Standard of Care through Operational Excellence: Updates in reprocessing Semi-Critical and Critical Devices||
One of the perioperative nurse’s greatest responsibilities is the prevention of infection for the patient undergoing surgery or other invasive procedures. A key component in infection prevention is the provision of semi-critical and critical devices that have been reprocessed properly to reduce the risk of pathogen transmission between patients.
The current standards of practice and professional guidelines for reprocessing semi-critical and critical devices will be discussed. Lastly, the key considerations and current guidelines related to reprocessing laryngoscope blades and handles will be described.
|November 2013||The Role of the Environment Related to HAIs||
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) represent a serious concern today, as they contribute to increased morbidity and mortality and healthcare costs. This is especially important today, in the face of newly recognized pathogens, well-known microorganisms that have become resistant to treatment modalities, and the current economic climate.
The role of the environment in the transmission of these pathogens will be reviewed. Key considerations related to surface cleaning and area decontamination, including relevant definitions, current guidelines, and new technologies will be discussed.
|December 2013 (limited registrations)||Disinfection and Sterilization: Best Practices in Reprocessing Surgical Instruments||Because sterile processing plays a vital role in patient safety, it is crucial to ensure that every instrument meets sterilization requirements. A strong working relationship between infection prevention, sterile processing, and operating room departments is essential, which is why ASP has partnered with APIC to bring you this free online course, “Disinfection and Sterilization: Best Practices in Reprocessing Surgical Instruments.”.||REGISTER|
|Instant Replay||Infection Prevention Training for Ambulatory Surgical Centers||View presentations related to preventing HAIs in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) for up to four CME credits. While the training targeted personnel working in ASCs, many of these presentations are also applicable to other outpatient settings. Topics include: Hand Hygiene, Sterilization and Disinfection, Safe Injection Practices, and Environmental Infection Control. Presentations are brought to you by the Department of Health & Human Services||REGISTER|
|Instant Replay||Clean and Quiet: Realistically Influencing HCAHPS Scores and Outcomes||In this program, we’ll review strategies that can be effective in improving the patient experience and ultimately, increasing performance on the HCAHPS Clean and Quiet metric.||Webinar
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|Instant Replay||AThe Role of the Environment Related to Healthcare-Associated Infections||Learning objectives include: understanding the rates and costs associated with HAIs, how the environment can facilitate transmission and review current guidelines in surface cleaning and area decontamination.||VIEW WEBINAR|
|February 2013||hospital Acquired Infection, Human Factors||Hospital Engagement Network provides CNE credits for the course in introducing Healthcare Acquired Infections: using Human Factors solutions to improve outcomes.||REGISTER FOR WEBINAR (free for AHE members)|
|Instant Replay||21st Century Room Decontamination: Technology Solutions||Take a deeper look into novel technologies in UV and hydrogen peroxide vapor as weaponry that can be both a tactical and strategic maneuver.||REGISTER FOR WEBINAR (free for AHE members)|
|December 31, 2015||Role of surfaces in the transmission of emerging healthcare-associated pathogens: norovirus, Clostridium difficile and Acinetobacter spp||William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC, will focus on the role of surface contamination in the transmission of three emerging nosocomial pathogens. Dr. Rutala will review the scientific evidence that demonstrates the important role that hospital environmental surfaces play in the transmission of these pathogens. Sign up to receive 1 hour of CNE credit.||REGISTER on APIC|