Healthcare Associated Infections Webinars

June 20, 2019: Evidence Based Practices for Cleaning and Disinfection in Ambulatory and Hospital Settings (FREE WEBINAR)
Time: 12-1 pm CDT
Speaker: Elaine Allrich, MS, MT (ASCP), Infection Preventionist, Ambulatory Services, SSM Health, St. Louis

What you will learn by attending:

  • Types of HLD (high level disinfection)
    • Non-critical items, Semi-critical items & Critical items
  • Instrument reprocessing and transportation including pitfalls to avoid
  • Room turnover methods
  • The importance of proper training and tools for competency assessment of health care workers
  • Lessons learned from a recent regulatory survey regarding HLD, sterilization, instrument transport, room turnover methods


June 27, 2019: The Central Steward: Describing the Role of Nursing in Antibiotic Stewardship (FREE WEBINAR)
Time: 12-1 pm CDT
Speaker: Elizabeth Monsees, PhD, MBA, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Antibiotic Stewardship Program Manager & Senior Patient Care Services Researcher, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

What you will learn by attending:

  • Nurses as valued partners in antibiotic stewardship (AS) initiatives
  • The current science around nurse integration into AS
  • The association between organizational culture and nurse stewardship engagement