The live sessions start at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, August 25.

Registrants who watch any live session on Wednesday, August 25 must complete the quiz for each live session that they participate in BEFORE September 1, 2021, to obtain access to the evaluation form and certificate; if the quiz is not completed by that date, you will have to re-watch each session in its entirety to obtain access to the quiz, evaluation and credits.

HSAG Update

Jennifer Wieckowski, MSD - Health Services Advisory Group

What We Learned from the Pandemic    

The COVID-19 pandemic threw Infection Preventionists and Infection Prevention and Control practices in the long-term care environment into the spotlight. Throughout this pandemic, IPs have demonstrated adaptation and virulence, staying abreast of the ever-changing guidelines and regulations. As we are beginning to move out of the pandemic we have changed some of our practices because of knowledge and skills learned. During this training session, we will review and discuss changes in the role of the IP, changes in surveillance activities, and changes in personal protective equipment use in our long-term care world.

Bonnie Chustz, MSN Ed, RN, CIC, WCC    
Senior Manager Infection Prevention and Control
Genesis Healthcare

COVID-19 Vaccines in the Healthcare Setting

This session will focus on the current science around COVID-19 vaccines, their safety and effectiveness. Dr. Trivedi will also cover how vaccinations provide benefit to residents and staff in LTCF settings and share how an IPC program can encourage HCP vaccinations.

Dr. Kavita Trivedi
Alameda County Public Health Department
Communicable Disease Controller
Trivedi Consults LLC

Infection Prevention Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 cases are decreasing. Now is NOT the time to decrease the importance of the Infection Preventionists' role in skilled nursing facilities. This presentation discusses the importance of continuing and enhancing infection prevention activities to avoid another pandemic, emerging MDROs, and other outbreaks.

Vicki Keller, RN, MSN, PHN, CIC    
HAI Program Infection Preventionist Supervisor

Infection Preventionist: How Some Luck and Good Timing Led to a Career of a Lifetime    

This session will feature highlights of an Infection Prevention career that has spanned over 4 decades. You will hear stories that will inspire and nourish you by showcasing how Infection Preventionists profoundly impact patient care and healthcare worker safety and well-being.

Barbara DeBaun, MSN, RN, CIC
Improvement Advisor
Cynosure Health