INFECTION CONTROL RISK ASSESSMENT (ICRA) CLASS [HOUSTON]
Dec
11
8:00 AM08:00

INFECTION CONTROL RISK ASSESSMENT (ICRA) CLASS [HOUSTON]

Free ICRA class on Tuesday December 11th  in Houston if you are interested

https://tcmttf.com/icra-sign-up/

United Brotherhood of Carpenters eight-hour ICRA awareness program.

Provides a certificate of completion as well as a lapel pin to show completion of the program.

The program is provided at no cost.

This Course is Designed For:

·         All Healthcare Facility Staff, Doctors, Nurses, Administration, Environmental Services, Security, Maintenance & Engineering

·         All Construction Management Staff, Estimators, Project Managers, Project Engineers, Superintendents, Safety Supervisors

·         All Construction Trades working inside Healthcare facilities

The class is limited to 30

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JANUARY Chapter Meeting
Jan
3
12:30 PM12:30

JANUARY Chapter Meeting

Vaccine Hesistancy versus Refusal and the Measles
Dr. Peter Jay Hoetz

 

1.0 Contact Hour**

 

Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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MARCH Chapter Meeting
Mar
7
1:00 PM13:00

MARCH Chapter Meeting

Catheter and Bundle: Is Your Team Complete?

Regina Bowen Hines, MSN, RN, VA-BC

Objectives:

  1. Discuss what the current evidence tells clinicians and where the gaps exis

  2. Describe the science behind why vascular catheters continue to become infected and the “loop holes” that allow that to happen

  3. Identify the differences between active and passive protection of a catheter surface

  4. Explore the role of technology in the next evolution of catheter protection

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APRIL Chapter Meeting
Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

APRIL Chapter Meeting

Infection Prevention Focus:  Sterilization and Disinfection

Anne Mattern, BS, RN CIC

1.0 Contact Hours*

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This CNE activity has been jointly provided by Terri Goodman & Associates collaboratively with APIC-DFW

*Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.*

 

 

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DFW IAHCSMM Central Sterile Educational Conference
Nov
10
7:30 AM07:30

DFW IAHCSMM Central Sterile Educational Conference

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

PROGRAM:

Educational Conference and Vendor Fair for central sterile professional. Attendees will receive 5 EDUCATION CREDITS

What’s the Wrap about? (1.0 hour) Understanding the meaning of Spunbond Meltblown Spunbond Wrap, History and Use of Disposable and Non-disposable Wrap, Event Related Sterility and how it affects Wrap, why Wet Loads occur and Steam Quality Issues, how to Identify, Reduce and Solve problems with Holes and Tears with Wrap and Discuss Quality Assurance and Sterilization Monitoring Issues 

Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (1.0 hour) History of “Flash Sterilization” in the United States, Hospital Associated Infections and how it relates to the Central Sterile Supply Department, Focus on proper care, handling, cleaning prior to Sterilization Describe Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and its relationship to IUSS Understand Best practices and recommendations according to APIC, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards, discuss New technology and its effect on patient care and sterilization parameters 

Overview of Central Sterile Instrumentation (2.0 hour) Describe Hospital Associated Infections and its role within the Central Sterile Supply Department Discuss proper Care, Handling, Cleaning and Sterilization of Surgical Instrumentation Describe CreutzfeldtJakob Disease (CJD) and its Relationship to Patient Safety, Sterilization and Loaner Instrumentation best practices, Understand Decontamination, Preparation, Packing and Sterilization common practices and techniques Manufacturer’s Instructions For Use, Recommendations and Legal Responsibility Learn the Best Practices, Standards and Recommendations for working in a Sterile Processing Environment according to CDC, AAMI and AORN standards 

CSSD Promoting Team Work (1.0 hours) Inspire Teamwork inside of the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD), Understand the Team Goals and Overall Structure, Learn how to help Improve Team Members, Learn to Perform Together as a Team, Department, Facility, Discuss Team Work and Barriers between the Operating Room and CSSD, improving relation-ships inside and outside of the Depart

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NOVEMBER Chapter Meeting
Nov
1
12:30 PM12:30

NOVEMBER Chapter Meeting

  • Methodist Charlton Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Preventing Dental Infections
Toni Engram, DDS

1.0 Contact Hours**

 

Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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GoJo Customer Appreciation Event
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

GoJo Customer Appreciation Event

Customer Appreciation Event

Hor d'oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment will be provided!

Dress/Attire: Casual
Parking: Available in independently owned surface lots and ramps around the U.S Bank Stadium. Please see link for interactive routing map:http://usbankstadiumparking.com.
Uber/Lyft Drop Off: South Side of U.S. Bank Stadium between 6th St. and 7th St. 

*Must be 21 or over to enter.
*ALL GUESTS MUST HAVE A TICKET FOR ENTRY. One entry per ticket.

Register Here

One GOJO Plaza
Suite 500
Akron, Ohio 44311

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Water & Healthcare-Associated Infection: Cracking the Code of Hospital Water Safety
Jun
12
11:00 AM11:00

Water & Healthcare-Associated Infection: Cracking the Code of Hospital Water Safety

4.0 continuing education credits

PROGRAM:

 Professor Dr. Hans-Curt Flemming            
Biofilms – The Way Microorganisms Organize their Social Life in Drinking Water

Dr. Susanne Lee
Hospital Water Safety Plans & Risk Assessment

Dr. Matthew Arduino
Consequences of Opportunistic Pathogens in Premise Plumbing

Dr. Steven Pergam
Legionella and Other Waterborne Pathogens Among High-Risk Immunocompromised Patient Populations

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

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JUNE Chapter Meeting
Jun
7
12:30 PM12:30

JUNE Chapter Meeting

Antimicrobial Hand Washing Products:
Designed to Protect Patients, 
but are They Safe for Nurses?

Maria Thompson, MBA, RRT, SSBB, CPPS
Clinical Specialist, GoJo Industries

Sponsored with an educational grant from GoJo

 

Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16550.

*This activity has been approved for 1.2 contact hours.*

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MAY Chapter Meeting
May
3
1:00 PM13:00

MAY Chapter Meeting

“APIC/CDC toolkit: Incorporating Infection Prevention Daily Rounds with Frontline Staff”
Marc-Oliver Wright,  MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC

1.0 Contact Hours*

 

 

 

11:00 - 12:30 MCMC Auditorium - Professional Advancement
11:00 - 1:00  MCMC Conference Room 6 - Surgeillance SIG

 

* Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Water Symposium
May
2
11:30 AM11:30

Water Symposium

Hospital Water Hygiene and Water
Management Plan Educational Symposia Series

4.0 Contact Hours

Capture essential advice and guidance from recognized experts on critical aspects of healthcare hot and cold water system quality. Tailored to support the Water Safety Team including healthcare managers, engineering directors, facilities managers, infection preventionists, clinical microbiologists, epidemiologists, environmental health and safety professionals, architects and plumbing engineers. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
$25.00

SPEAKERS

Prof. Joseph Falkinham
Professor of Microbiology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University, USA

Dr. Paul McDermott
Director, PJM-HS Consulting Ltd, UK
Authorizing Engineer (water safety)

Dr. Susanne Lee
Director, Leegionella Ltd, UK
Chair, Royal Society for Public Health
Water Special Interest Group

Mrs. Shatha Salah
Enviromental manager
Hospital Facilities and Capital Projects
UAB Hospital, Alabama, USA

11:30 - 12:30 Registration and Catered Lunch
12:30 - 5:00 Seminar
5:00 - 6:30 Networking

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APRIL Chapter Meeting
Apr
5
1:00 PM13:00

APRIL Chapter Meeting

  • THR Presby Dallas - Fogelson Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Moving Beyond Surgical Dogma: Development of an Evidence-Based Surgical Care BundleTo Improve Patient Outcomes

Charles E. Edmiston Jr., PhD., CIC 

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF THE PRESBY DALLAS HOSPITAL CAMPUS

  • Parking is in the lot in front of the Fogelson and Margot Perot building. If you park on the main level you enter the Fogelson building and take the elevators to Ground Floor
  • The classrooms and Haggar Hall are to your left when you exit the elevator.
  • If you park on the lower level you can enter Fogelson at the Ground level and the rooms will be right there.
  • You must pay for parking which may require a credit card now.

Professional Advancement:  11:00 - 12:30 THR Presby - Fogelson Bldg Classroom D
Surgeillance SIG  11:00 - 1:00  THR Presby - Haggar Hall  
Board Meeting  11:00 - 1:00  THR Presby - Fogelson Bldg Classroom C

 

 

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Mar
18
8:00 AM08:00

Mass Casualty Full Scale Exercise

The City of Dallas is hosting a Mass Casualty Full Scale Exercise March 18th, 2018 at 0800. We are in need of a large number of controllers and evaluators for this exercise, if you are able to attend and would like to be a controller or evaluator please email Tiffany Reid at tiffany.reid@dallascityhall.com if you have any questions or require more detail feel free to call (972-358-5914) or email. 

The MCI will take place at the Majestic Theater, where there has been a partial building collapse. Victims will be transported to one of five area hospitals where they will be “triaged, admitted then released.” Upon completion participants will take part in a hotwash and have the opportunity to fill out a participant evaluation form. Lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided

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FEBRUARY Meeting
Feb
1
1:00 PM13:00

FEBRUARY Meeting

  • Methodist Charlton Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PreP) Updates

Dr. Catherine Colquitt,
TCPH Medical Director

 

 

Ancillary Meetings:

11:00 - 12:30 MCMC Auditorium - Professional Advancement
11:00 - 1:00  MCMC Conference Room 6 - Surgeillance SIG

NEW!!
Following the business meeting:  Community Standard SIG
topic: 
MDRO Colonization/Infection in the Neonatal Population
Check our our BLOG ... bottom of our home page

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JANUARY Chapter Meeting
Jan
4
1:00 PM13:00

JANUARY Chapter Meeting

  • Methodist Charlton Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Infection Prevention and Medical Device Reprocessing: 
What You Need to Know and Why You Need to Know It

Presenter:  Ann Hewitt, BSN, RN, MM

1 contact hours (Provided by Medivators)

11:00 - 12:30 - Professional Advancement - MCMC Auditorium
11:00 - 1:00  -  Surveillance SIG  -  MCMC Conference Room 6 

 

 

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Holiday Party
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Party

  • Methodist Hospital HITT AUDITORIUM (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate with Us

Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

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Please bring gently used professional clothes to donate to Attitudes and Attire.

Website for additional philanthropy information

Registration fees:  $20 for members, $25 for non members
Registration deadline (for ordering meals) is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
LATE REGISTRATION (after December 1):  $25

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

 

If paying by check:

Make checks payabale to
APIC-DFW
Mailto:  1311 Bramble Ln., Mansfield, TX 76063

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Sterile Processing UPdate
Nov
11
7:30 AM07:30

Sterile Processing UPdate

Steris University

Michael Russell, RN, CNS, GTS

  • Best practice in surgical instrument reprocessing n an ASC or Clinic Setting
  • Loaner instrument tray management: A shared responsibility
  • Outbreak investigations with reusable devices: Infections and other complications

 

Registration:  contact Mike Russell - email mike.russell@steris.com

 

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NOVEMBER Chapter Meeting
Nov
2
12:30 PM12:30

NOVEMBER Chapter Meeting

  • Methodist Charlton Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In Pursuit of Zero _ CLABSI Updates

Barbara Connell
VP of Clinical Services, Medline

1.2 Contact Hours*

Vendors:
   Cathflo  (Renee Joyce)
   Tru-D  (Lelese George)

 

CLICK HERE FOR CHARLTON METHODIST CAMPUS MAP

 

Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16550.

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Dr. William Rutala WEBINAR:  What's New? Strategies for Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention
Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

Dr. William Rutala WEBINAR: What's New? Strategies for Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention

1.0 Contact Hour from the California Board of Nursing

The webinar will review the role of the environment in disease transmission, discuss products and practices for surface disinfection and present data surrounding technologies for terminal and continuous room decontamination.

Visit www.pdihc.com/OMWebinar to register. (Registration limit is 500)

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

 

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Aug
3
12:30 PM12:30

AUGUST Chapter Meeting

  • Charlton Methodist Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Targeted Assessment for Prevention Strategy Beyond TAP Reports

Presenter:  Janet Glowicz

1.0 Contact Hour*

This CNE activity has been jointly provided by Terri Goodman & the Association of Profesions in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC-DFW)

 

Vendors:
  Clorox - John Tarver
  ICUMed - Lana Brennan

 

CLICK HERE FOR CAMPUS MAP OF CHARLTON METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER

 

*Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission Accreditation

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