Tune in to Safe Healthcare: A CDC Webinar Series

Tune in to safe healthcare: A CDC webinar series

CDC, in collaboration with various clinical partners, presents the webinar series, Tune in to Safe Healthcare, which focuses on a variety of infection control and prevention topics. These webinars feature CDC and external experts and serve as a tool to educate healthcare providers on best practices to improve patient safety. Webinars are offered free of cost and some of them offer continuing education. The webinar series can be viewed on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Webinar Playlist.

Continuing Education Information

Some of the courses listed below offer continuing education. If you wish to receive continuing education for completing eligible courses, you must complete a course assessment and evaluation using CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEOnline) system. Detailed information regarding obtaining continuing education is provided under selected webinars below.

Past Webinars

Date: May 15, 2018

YouTube Link: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients

Description:

The Nursing Infection Control Education Network (NICE Network), which seeks to empower nurses to protect themselves and their patients by providing real time infection prevention and control training to U.S. nurses, will host the final webinar in the Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients series. The webinar titled A Discussion of Current Infection Prevention and Control Challenges in Maternal and Child Health Settings will feature the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses.

Nurses use their expertise and skills to help provide safe care and treatment to patients. Adherence to infection prevention and control recommendations is critical to prevent occupational exposures and the cross transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings. This webinar will discuss infection prevention practices and challenges in women’s health, obstetrics, and pediatrics, the importance of standard precautions, and practical solutions and ways to implement infection control in these specialty environments.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Examine standard precautions as they relate to patient safety and occupational exposure risk
  2. Present challenges and practical solutions to increase adherence to infection prevention and control practices in these specialties
  3. Introduce risk recognition and implications for practice in the pediatric, women’s health, obstetric, and neonatal specialties
  4. Discuss occupational exposure risks and considerations

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts

Archived Registration Page: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/meetingArchive?eventId=mm3vbf8c6xfg external icon

Print only version: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients pdf icon[PDF – 415 KB]

Date: March 16, 2018

YouTube Link: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Disaster Preparedness through the Seasons

Description: Healthcare personnel may serve as responders during disasters or infectious disease outbreaks. To effectively respond to public health emergencies and natural disasters, healthcare professionals must engage in emergency preparedness and response activities. Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Disaster Preparedness through the Seasons is the sixth webinar in the NICE Network webinar series. This webinar will address how nurses can be prepared to maximize patient safety, decrease occupational exposures, and prevent the spread of infections in a their schools, healthcare facilities, and communities during an outbreak or disaster.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Identify three ways to slow down the spread of Flu in schools
  2. Describe the vital role school nurses have in Flu prevention
  3. Discuss similarities between Infection Prevention and Occupational Health
  4. Describe the benefits of performing a risk assessment and planning for a disaster
  5. Identify when mold remediation is required and what PPE may be needed
  6. Develop safety strategies utilizing available resources

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts

Archived Registration Page: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/meetingArchive?eventId=27vwu3bmj32cexternal icon

Print only version: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Disaster Preparedness through the Seasons pdf icon[PDF – 339 KB]

Date: February 22, 2018

YouTube Link: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Exploring Best Practices in Injection Safety [56:32]

Description: Injected medications are used in a variety of treatment settings to prevent and treat illnesses. The fifth webinar in the NICE Network webinar series, Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients will address some of the more common issues related to safe injection practices. Nurses’ role in adhering to injection safety best practices is critical to patient safety and healthcare personnel safety. Injection safety includes practices intended to prevent transmission of infectious disease between one patient and another, or between a patient and healthcare provider, and also to prevent harms such as needle stick injuries.

This webinar will describe the essential balance between meeting immediate or emergent patient safety needs and performing all recommended infection control practices during clinical care. This webinar will also identify safe injection practices intended to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections and describe injection practices in a hemodialysis facility that would potentiate a patient’s risk for infection.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Describe the essential balance between meeting immediate or emergent patient safety needs and performing all recommended infection control practices during clinical care.
  2. Identify safe injection practices that are intended to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections.
  3. Describe a type of injection practice that might occur in a hemodialysis facility that would potentiate a patient’s risk for infection.

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts

Archived Registration Page: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/meetingArchive?eventId=g3qmrx0o1rdcexternal icon

Print only version: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Exploring Best Practices in Injection Safety pdf icon[PDF – 346 KB]

Date: February 2, 2018

YouTube Link:  Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Tools to Prevent Infections in Hemodialysis [59:40]

Description: This webinar will present resources for preventing infections in the hemodialysis setting and will focus on increasing the use and visibility of CDC evidenced based practices. Bloodstream infections are a dangerous complication of dialysis. Nurses, medical providers, technicians and others who work in dialysis facilities face a difficult task of managing complex conditions affecting their patients while simultaneously focusing on reducing the risk of infection for these at-risk individuals. In this webinar, we will discuss the burden of bloodstream infections in hemodialysis, present the Core Interventions for bloodstream infection prevention in the dialysis setting, discuss the value of auditing in dialysis facilities using CDC tools & resources, and discuss benefits of becoming a member of the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Discuss the burden and preventability of bloodstream infections in outpatient hemodialysis
  2. Present core interventions for bloodstream infection prevention in the dialysis setting
  3. Discuss value of auditing in dialysis facilities using CDC tools & resources
  4. Discuss benefits of becoming a member of the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts

Print only version: Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Tools to Prevent Infections in Hemodialysis pdf icon[PDF – 352 KB]

Date: February 2, 2018

YouTube Link: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Nurses’ Role in Antibiotic Stewardship webinar [55:42]

Description: The CDC estimates that at least 2 million people are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of those infections. As the most trusted profession that spends that most time with patients, the nurses’ presence and leadership in developing antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) is essential.

This webinar will use the ANA and CDC white paperexternal icon as the framework to describe the problem of antibiotics resistance, embrace the nurses expanded role in hospital ASPs and describe key reasons for nurse leaders to be engaged with antimicrobial stewardship. This webinar will also discuss faculty and student roles in antibiotic stewardship and the significance of adherence to clinical practice guidelines in the educational setting.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Describe key reasons for nurse leaders to be engaged with antimicrobial stewardship.
  2. Describe the problem of antibiotic resistance and embrace an expanded role in hospital antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) and activities.
  3. Provide education and increase adherence to clinical practice guidelines in the clinical educational setting.
  4. Provide education that illustrates the importance of antibiotic stewardship and the roles of the faculty and students.

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Archived Registration Page: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/meetingArchive?eventId=ujox10nxgwxwexternal icon

Print only version: Detailed Continuing Education Information pdf icon[PDF – 339 KB]

Date: October 25, 2017

YouTube Link: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves & Their Patients [Pre-Recorded Webinar 59:25]

Description: This webinar will use the ANA and CDC white paper as the framework to describe the problem of antibiotics resistance, embrace the nurses expanded role in hospital ASPs and describe key reasons for nurse leaders to be engaged with antimicrobial stewardship.

Please join us as this webinar will also discuss faculty and student roles in antibiotic stewardship and the significance of adherence to clinical practice guidelines in the educational setting.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Identify factors that influence environmental infection control practices across three diverse but interrelated nurse settings – ED, ICU, and Rehab.
  2. List three strategies useful to prevent contamination to and from the environment when caring for patients with infections and MDROs.
  3. Identify and list strategies to manage contact isolation when the patient leaves the room to participate in group settings.
  4. Verbalize the impact of appropriate communication that promotes infection control during transitions in care.

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Archived Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/e3h2yx85t9cs&eomexternal icon

Print only version: Detailed Continuing Education Information pdf icon[PDF – 59KB]

Date: August 21, 2017

YouTube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibfpAJSNLk

Description: The environment plays a significant role in breaking the chain of infection. Sometimes an overlooked component in infection prevention and control, the environment poses an inherent risk to the patient, clinical staff and visitors.

The third webinar of the Nursing Infection Control Education Network (NICE Network), Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Examining the Role of the Environment and Infections Across the Continuum of Care will use a case study approach to discuss the relationship between the environment, the patient and patient outcomes.

Specifically, this webinar will identify factors that influence environmental infection control practices, discuss strategies useful to prevent contamination to and from the environment when caring for patients with infections; manage contact isolation for mobile patients and the importance of appropriate communication during transitions of care.

Specific Objectives:

1. Discuss the role of the clinical environment of care in the transmission of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs).

2. Discuss the impact of interprofessional collaboration between Environmental Services and Infection Prevention to achieve the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim and reduce Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs).

3. Discuss the core elements of an integrated infection control program centered around the clinical environment of care.

To obtain continuing education:

1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system

2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.

3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”

4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”

5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Archived Registration Page: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/meetingArchive?eventId=oc3w9mcfpy2d external icon


Print only version: Detailed Continuing Education Information (print only) pdf icon[PDF – 4 pages]

Date: July 12, 2017

YouTube Video Link: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Device Reprocessing and Sterilization [59:35]
Audio Description media icon[MP3 – 4 MB]

Description: This webinar discusses the importance of bedside nurses in device needs reprocessing and sterilization, the current state of device reprocessing and sterilization policies and regulations, the bioburden and importance of assembly/disassembly of tools in decontamination, and evidence-based practices for processing flexible endoscopes.

Archived Registration Page: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Device Reprocessing and Sterilizationexternal icon


Print only version: Detailed Continuing Education Information pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]


To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Date: May 17, 2017

YouTube Video Link: Sepsis Standard Work: Improving Compliance with Early Recognition and Management of Perinatal Sepsis [1:04].

Description: Sepsis is a complex disorder that is difficult to diagnose and treat. If sepsis goes unrecognized or untreated, it can lead to severe sepsis or septic shock. Though septic shock is rare in pregnancy, sepsis remains an important contributor to the maternal mortality. There is a need for protocols for early recognition and management of maternal sepsis because the onset from systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) to severe sepsis occurs very rapidly. It is important to use the sepsis bundles with pregnant women who present with signs of systemic inflammatory response secondary to infection. The barriers and resistance of implementation of sepsis bundles must be addressed for our vulnerable pregnant population.

Archived Registration Page: Sepsis Standard Work: Improving Compliance with Early Recognition and Management of Perinatal Sepsis external icon

Webinar Slides: Sepsis Standard Work: Improving Compliance with Early Recognition and Management of Perinatal Sepsis pdf icon[PDF – 4 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information pdf icon[PDF – 78 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Date: May 2, 2017

YouTube Video Link: Infections in Dialysis Centers: Understanding what Matters to Patients [Pre-recorded Webinar 1:03]

Description: This webinar highlights patients’ perspectives of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in hemodialysis settings and discusses the prevention and management of infectious diseases in dialysis patients, as well as, implications for patient-centered care and engagement.

Archived Registration Page: Infections in Dialysis Centers: Understanding what Matters to Patients external icon

Webinar Slides: Infections in Dialysis Centers: Understanding what Matters to Patients pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information pdf icon[PDF – 87 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Date: April 18, 2017

YouTube Video Link: Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation [Pre-recorded Webinar 1:02]

Description: This webinar discusses an outbreak of fungal bloodstream infections due to improper medication compounding and poor infection control practices at an outpatient oncology clinic and review the oversight and enforcement landscape of safety standards in outpatient settings.

Archived Registration Page: Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinicsexternal icon

Webinar Slides: Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinics pdf icon[PDF – 8 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information pdf icon[PDF – 706 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Date: January 31, 2017
YouTube Video Link: Reducing Infection in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility – Results of the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative WD2720. [Pre-recorded Webinar 1:04]

Description: This presentation includes a discussion of results of the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End stage renal disease (SCOPE) Collaborative, which is a Quality Transformation Network for dialysis centers serving children aiming to:

  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Support collaborating pediatric nephrology centers
  • Enable physicians to meet the ABP Part IV MOC requirements, and
  • Generate new knowledge and evidence-based clinical practices in the pediatric nephrology population.

Webinar Slides: Reducing Infection in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility – Results of the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative pdf icon[PDF – 3.21 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information (print only) pdf icon[PDF – 4 pages]

To Obtain Continuing Education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts

Date: November 15, 2016

YouTube Video Link: CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship. [Pre-recorded Webinar 1:02]

Description: This webinar discusses CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship, which provides a framework for implementing antibiotic stewardship in outpatient settings.

Archived Registration Page: CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardshipexternal icon

Webinar Slides: CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship pdf icon[PDF – 3.47 MB]

Relevant Links

Date: September 22, 2016

YouTube Video Link: Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition [Pre-recorded Webinar – 1:01:40]

Description: This webinar features an overview of CDC’s sepsis Vital Signs report, a discussion on expanding sepsis early recognition, overview of a pilot of sepsis early recognition, and lessons learned from implementing sepsis screening on hospital wards.

Archived Registration Page: Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognitionexternal icon

Webinar Slides: Empowering Nurses Early Sepsis Recognition Webinar Slide Deck pdf icon[PDF – 3.31 MB]

Relevant Links:

Date: July 26, 2016

YouTube Video Link: Unsafe Injection Stories from the Field [Pre-recorded Webinar – 58:54]

Description: This webinar discusses unsafe injection practices and how injection practices can be improved in the medical field to better protect patients.

Archived Registration Page: Unsafe Injection Stories from the Fieldexternal icon

Webinar Slides: Unsafe Injection Stories from the Field Webinar Speaker Slide Deck pdf icon[PDF – 3.51 MB]

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