This program relayed the next step in implementation of an infection control plan in the home environment. Detail was discussed on use of transmission-based precautions, cleaning and disinfection, injection safety and safe waste disposal.
By attending the WebEx, participants will improve their knowledge of transmission-based precautions, the type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used based upon the type of precautions, safe injections and types of cleaning products used in the home setting.
Home health nurses, therapists and infection prevention and control staff are invited to join this event.
Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:
- Identify when transmission-based precautions are used
- Discuss the type of PPE needed for transmission-based precautions, including safe disposal
- Identify three essential elements for safe injections
- Distinguish disinfectant use for equipment and surfaces
Peg 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 DistinguishedService award from the Nebraska Infection Control Network.
This event was approved for 1.0 contact hour via the North Dakota Board of Nursing.