Advancing Patient Safety: 10 Strategies to Reduce the Risks of Healthcare-Associated Infections across the Healthcare Continuum of Care
This webinar will review the CDC’s Core Practices for Infection Prevention and Control that can be implemented to reduce harm to patients in all healthcare settings.
The last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed many vulnerabilities related to infection prevention and control across the entire healthcare delivery system. While the focus recently has been on COVID-19, there is a prime opportunity to more fundamentally focus on broader infection prevention and control efforts that are designed to reduce patient risk and harm, reduce mortality and morbidity, and improve occupational safety for healthcare providers. This webinar will review the CDC’s Core Practices for Infection Prevention and Control that can be implemented to reduce harm to patients in all healthcare settings, reduce preventable costs, and improve the overall patient experience.
- • Identify infection prevention and control core practices that represent the foundation for safe patient care across the healthcare continuum
- • Explore the link between infection control core practices, care competence, and potential institutional risk management
- • Review the top 10 infection prevention strategies to reduce patient harm across healthcare settings
|ASHRM CE Credits||1.0|
|Domain||Clinical & Patient Safety|
|Level - Foundational (F), Practitioner (P), Advanced (A)||P|
This is a live event. Recordings will not be shared with attendees following the conclusion of this webinar.
For questions regarding this webinar, contact ASHRMEd@aha.org
Dr. Hudson Garrett is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a Faculty member for the newly created Center for Education and Training Infection Prevention which is a CDC-funded training center. He also co-founded the nonprofit the Infection Prevention Institute to help shepherd dissemination of best practices of infection prevention and control across the healthcare continuum of care globally. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Infection Control from the University of South Florida. He has completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of Directors of Nursing Administration and was selected as a Lifetime Member in the Association, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a member. He is also a Fellow, the American Academy of Project Management, and a Senior Fellow and Ambassador of the Management and Strategy Institute. In 2019, he was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow and Practitioner in the National Academies of Practices. Dr. Garrett was recently selected in 2020 as 1 of 20 healthcare leaders globally to participate in the 2021 13-month Global Patient Safety Fellowship with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and is a graduate of the IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program. In August of 2021, Dr. Garrett was awarded the prestigious Fellowship Designation by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America in recognition of his work in infectious diseases and infection prevention and control. In November 2021, he was awarded the Fellow Designation by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He holds graduate certificates in healthcare leadership from both Cornell and the University of Notre Dame. He is an appointed member of the advisory committee for the Design Thinking in Healthcare Program at Rutgers University.