A Pro-Active Approach to Infection Prevention & Control for COVID-19 and Beyond – Strategies to Achieve Early Detection and Minimized Outbreaks of Infectious Disease
June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
One event on June 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm
The emergence of COVID-19 has shed a bright light on Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) in nursing facilities. With clinical teams stretched beyond their limits, successful facilities are leaning on technology to help drive their IPC efforts.
Early detection of infectious disease is essential when trying to avoid an outbreak. Learn how technology is allowing clinicians to take a pro-active approach to infection surveillance by using already existing EHR data to highlight the most subtle of changes in resident condition in real time, calling out the warning signs and symptoms of potential infection. We’ll also explore the ability technology offers to easily create a facility-wide centralized infectious disease monitoring system and offer insights into time-saving techniques to get your team to the bedside quicker. Additionally, we’ll uncover how the use of technology can help to reassure the families you serve that their loved ones are in a facility that is proactively taking steps to avoid potential outbreaks, days in advance.
- Understand the role technology can play in your infection prevention and control program
- Learn how to obtain early warning signs of infectious disease, days in advance of a potential outbreak
- Explore how to create a centralized monitoring system to identify and address infection trends
- Learn time-saving IPC monitoring and reporting techniques
Speaker: Cindy Kreider, RN, BC, RAC-CT, Clinical Executive Account Specialist, Real Time Medical Systems
*This session is part of the FHCA 2021 Nurse Leadership Program