Quality and Patient Safety – Management and Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections
Course Code Not offered for this course
Duration 1 Day
Course Type Short Course
Classes Days Wednesday - One Day Class
Campus Online Course
Min Qualification Open to Healthcare Professionals
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the HHS Action Plan to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions. HAIs are associated with a variety of causes, including but not limited to the use of medical devices to include catheters and ventilators, complications following surgical procedures, transmission between patients and healthcare workers, or the result of antibiotic overuse. They are among the leading causes of death in the United States accounting for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths in 2002. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of HHS has shown that about 36% of these infections are preventable through the adherence to strict guidelines by healthcare workers when caring for patients. This discussion sought to inform hospital leadership and administrators about the causes of hospital acquired infections and the impact leadership can have on the quality, financial health and safety of their organizations. We coordinated this event for The Central Illinois American College of Healthcare Executives and University of Illinois College of Medicine speakers. Dr. Appenheimer, Mrs. Boesen, Dr. Estes, Mrs. Kimble, and Greg Wahlstrom hosted this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.
With this course, attendees gained insight and tactics to:
- Discuss the most common types of HAIs and required public reporting.
- Address the impact that nosocomial infections have on healthcare organizations, including financial impact, ARRA and HAI Prevention, HHS incentives and CMS oversight.
- Discuss why preventing hospital acquired infections is such an important initiative.
- Define leadership behaviors that are necessary for a successful HAI prevention program.
Dr. Tim Appenheimer, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, KSB
Lisa Boesen, MAOM, PHR, Creating Compassionate Connections
Dr. Norman Estes, M.D., Dept of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Sara J. Kimble, Chief Quality Officer / Chief Nursing Officer, Graham Hospital
Greg Wahlstrom, MBA / HCM, Central Illinois ACHE – Chair Education Committee
Central Illinois Chapter of ACHE
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital
Creating Compassionate Connections
University of Illinois College of Medicine
As an independent chartered Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives Central Illinois Chapter of ACHE is authorized to award 1.5 hours of Qualified Education Credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for Qualified Education (non-ACHE) credit should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.
The Healthcare Executive, President & Chief Executive Officer
Greg Wahlstrom is a result-oriented, accomplished healthcare executive with 18+ years broad background in business, healthcare, and human services and extensive operational and administrative expertise. Mr. Wahlstrom has significant experience in single a...
Graham Hospital, Chief Quality Officer & Chief Nursing Officer
Responsible for the direction of quality initiatives at Graham Health System. Continued responsibility in collaboration with the President/CEO and Nursing Directors for the direction and leadership in nursing. Responsibilities: Quality Improvement ...
University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of Surgery, Program and Chairperson
Dr. Estes received his medical degree from the University of Kansas in 1971, served his internship in straight medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1971 to 1972, and received his residency training in general surgery at the University ...
Creating Compassionate Connections, President & CEO
Lisa Boesen is a Houston-based speaker, author, facilitator, coach and founder of Creating Compassionate Connections ™. She has over 35 years of clinical, management and human resources expertise including recruitment, talent development, performance im...
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Chief Medical Officer
Tim Appenheimer is a Dixon native and a member of the Dixon High School Class of 1971. He majored in biology at North Central College in Naperville. Appenheimer earned a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Rush Medical College and completed a family med...