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C.difficile Prevention Partnership Collaborative

C. difficile Prevention Partnership Collaborative Final Workshop June 22, 2012
Announcement and Agenda

Presentations

Handouts

Hospital Collaborative & Team Workshops: C. difficile Prevention Partnership Collaborative Workshop: Improving Drug Use to Enhance Infection Prevention: Antibiotic Stewardship and Beyond April 30, 2012 (Newton, MA) and May 16, 2012 (Sturbridge, MA)
Program Announcement

Regional Workshops � April 30, 2012 and May 16, 2012 are the same program made available in two areas of Massachusetts

Faculty

  • Susanne Salem-Schatz, Sc. D, and Paula Griswold, MS, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
  • Tina Gabarowski, NP, Countryside Health Care of Milford
  • Ruth Kandel, MD Hebrew Senior Life and Harvard Medical School
  • Jennifer Schimmel, MD, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Baystate Medical Center

Presentations

Handouts

REGIONAL WORKSHOP: Newton, MA: April 30th 8AM-Noon; Repeated: Sturbridge, MA: May 16th

  • Feasible stewardship strategies for acute and long term care providers
  • Reducing overuse with UTI: Diagnosis and treatment of UTI in acute and long term care, including useful strategies and tools
  • Improving communication about medications, indications, and infection history on transfer between facilities

Faculty:

  • Tina Gabarowski, NP, Countryside Health Care of Milford
  • Ruth Kandel, MD Hebrew Senior Life and Harvard Medical School
  • Jennifer Schimmel, MD, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Baystate Medical Center

Audience: Staff and consultants from facilities in the CDI Prevention Partnership Collaborative

Acute care: pharmacists, hospitalists, infectious disease specialists, infection preventionists, case managers responsible for care transitions.

Long term care: medical directors, nurse practitioners, consulting pharmacists, staff development coordinator or educator, social worker or staff in charge of transfers, infection prevention and front line nurses

Regional Team Workshops January, 2012
Workshops Announcement and Agenda

  • Learn how hospital / SNF clusters in your area are working together
  • Learn techniques to engage front line staff as active participants in infection prevention
  • Work with colleagues to:
    1. develop an approach to communication around transfers between facilities;
    2. discuss best practices in environmental cleaning and disinfection as well as strategies for implementation; and
    3. identify contact precautions and isolation strategies that can work for your facility and residents / patients.

Workshops Held (January 24th , 25th , 26th , 31st , 2012) at:

  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Jordan Hospital
  • UMASS Memorial Medical Center

Presentations — Click here to download Adobe Acrobat file of all presentations listed below.

  • Table Talk: What have you noticed? What have you changed?
  • Engaging Everyone in Finding Solutions
    • Engaging frontline staff in identifying and making improvements to prevent transmission of C.difficile infection
      • Implementing precautions
      • Environmental cleaning and disinfection
      • Communication about infections at time of inter-facility transfer
  • Small Tests of Change
    • Using quality improvement to test and implement changes to prevent C.difficile infection

Handouts

C.difficile Prevention Workshop November 15, 2011
Program Announcement and Agenda

Presentations

Faculty/Program Committee

  • Paula Griswold, MS, MA Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
  • Susanne Salem Schatz, ScD, MA Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
  • Sharon Benjamin, PhD, Alchemy
  • Gail Bennett, MSN, RN, CIC, ICP Associates, Inc.
  • Laurie Herndon, MSN, GNP-BC, ANP-BC
  • Helen Magliozzi, RN, MA Senior Care Foundation
  • Alfred DeMaria, MD, Medical Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease, Prevention, Response and Services; State Epidemiologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Handouts

Toolkit Table of Contents

CDI Prevention Guidelines and Policies

APIC New England Presentations by CDI Prevention Collaborative Teams

Patient Assessment and Testing

Patient Placement

Patient and Family Education

Hand Hygiene

Contact Precautions

Cleaning and Disinfection of Equipment and Environment

Antibiotic Stewardship

Patient Transfer Communication

Measurement

Process Improvement Tools

Hospital C.difficile Prevention Collaborative

C. diff Prevention Collaborative Hospital Team Workshop
March 29, 2011 Program Announcement and Agenda

Presentations

Next Steps

C. diff Prevention Collaborative Team Workshop
June 24, 2010 Program Announcement and Agenda

Presentations

Tools

Resources

Audio Conferences

C. difficile Prevention Partnership Collaborative Coaching Call: Improving Drug Use to Enhance Infection Prevention: Antibiotic Stewardship and Beyond April 25, 2012 Program Announcement

Faculty

  • Shira Doron, MD, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease, Tufts Medical Center
  • David Goldwater, Pharm BSc. R. Ph Clinical Consultant, Partners Pharmacy of Massachusetts, LLC
  • Terrence O�Malley, MD, CMD, Medical Director Non-Acute Care Services, Partners Health System
  • Erica Tenholder, Pharm.D, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Baystate Medical Center

Presentations

C. difficile Prevention Partnership Collaborative Coaching Call: C. difficile Management in Healthcare Facilities
January 19, 2012

Featuring: Phenelle Segal, RN CIC, President, Infection Control Consulting Services

Presentation

C. difficile Prevention Partnership Collaborative Coaching Call
December 8, 2011

Presentation

C. diff Prevention Collaborative
November 9, 2011

Team Discussion No Slides

C. difficile Prevention Collaborative Monthly Team Coaching Call
September 21, 2011

Featuring:
Jane Taylor, Ed.D

Presentation

C. difficile Prevention Collaborative Monthly Coaching Call
July 19, 2011

Tools

CDI Prevention Collaborative Call for Teams
October 13, 2010

Presentation

Tools and Resources

C. diff Prevention Collaborative Kick-off call for Teams
June 2, 2010 Program Announcement

Presentation

Leadership

C. difficile Prevention Partnership Collaborative Leadership Call
January 4, 2012

Featuring

  • Doreen Hutchinson, RN, Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Office, Fairview Hospital
  • Ellen Candlish, Director of Nursing, Laurel Lake Center for Health and Rehabilitation

Presentation

C. diff Prevention Collaborative Kick-off call for Hospital Senior Leaders
May 4, 2010 Program Announcement

Presentations

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