January 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Paula Sitzman RN, BSN
402/476-1399 Ext 512

Presentation Handout
This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. View the second event here: Implementation of the Infection Prevention and Control Plan: Part 2
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By attending this WebEx, participants will improve their knowledge of the components of an infection prevention program, including but not limited to risk assessment, surveillance, data collection and reporting in the home care setting.


Target Audience:     

Home health nurses, therapists, infection prevention and control staff are invited to join this event



Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:

  1. Relate the key components of an infection prevention program
  2. Define a general process for surveillance in the home health setting including the variables collected for process or outcome measurement
  3. Discuss different types of surveillance definitions that could be used in home health care
  4. Identify key resources used to determine actions and recommendations for infection prevention



Peg GilbertPeg Gilbert RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC
Quality IC, LLC

The focus of her business is to improve infection prevention practices in healthcare facilities using proven quality improvement strategies. Peg has a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Creighton University (1993), is Certified in Infection Control and was in the first group named as an APIC Fellow. Currently, Peg is managing a grant from the CDC awarded to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on improving injection safety practices, is a consultant for the Great Plains QIN-QIO and an independent contractor for APIC Consulting. Peg recently received the 2017 Distinguished Service award from the Nebraska Infection Control Network.


Continuing Education:    

Application has been approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing for one (1) contact hour for nurses.