Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Targeting Zero Infections: Environmental Decontamination

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Register for the June 19th webinar - Targeting Zero Infections: Environmental Decontamination here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EDT

Please join us for this complimentary webinar!

Preventing infections is critical for those individuals receiving dialysis. One aspect of the dialysis equation is the environment in which the procedure is performed. It is essential that strict adherence to CDC recommendations for dialysis station disinfection be followed. Those receiving dialysis care are watching what is going on around them and want to be assured that they are receiving the highest level of care possible. The Medical Director is responsible for leading this effort within the dialysis facility.

Webinar Highlights:

  • CDC Recommendations for Dialysis Station Disinfection
  • Patient Perspective: What Patients Want You to Know About Keeping Them Safe
  • Challenges to Reliable Implementation of Best Practices for Environmental Disinfection
  • Ensuring a Safe Environment: The Medical Director's Role

Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the CDC recommendations for dialysis station environmental disinfection by comparing the CDC recommendations to the participant's facility policies to identify areas for improvement.
  • Translate the patient perspective on environmental cleanliness into action steps at the facility level.
  • List three challenges to reliable implementation of best practices for environmental disinfection and discuss ways to overcome these challenges
  • Summarize the leadership responsibility of the Medical Director in ensuring environmental disinfection of the dialysis unit as part of safe patient care

Moderators

Alan S. Kliger, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and
Vice President, Medical Director of Clinical Integration, Yale New Haven Health System
New Haven, CT

Susie Stark

NTDS Director
American Society of Nephrology
Washington, DC

Speakers

Priti R. Patel, MD, MPH

Team Leader, Chronic Care Infection Prevention Team, Prevention and Response Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, Georgia

Stephanie Booth, BSHCA

Member, Quality, Assessment, Improvement, & Education (QAIE) Workgroup
Nurse Education Infection Preventionist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, Georgia

Danilo B. Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A, FNKF
Member, State & Federal HAI Workgroup

Operations Manager, Renal Services
St. Joseph Hospital
Orange, CA

Derek Forfang

Patient Advocate
San Pablo, CA

Disclosures

All faculty, planner, and staff disclosures may be viewed here.

Target Audience

  • Medical Directors
  • Nephrologists
  • Nurses
  • Technicians
  • Nephrology Fellows
  • Other

Registration

To register for this webinar, visit here.

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit Designation Statements

CME Credit

The American Society of Nephrology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Nephrology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit
Joint Accreditation Provider

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education and the American Society of Nephrology. University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is awarded up to 1.0 ANCC contact hour.