December 7, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. CT

This webinar aims to emphasize the importance of adhering to the basics of environmental cleaning and disinfection to promote patient and resident safety, staff wellness, and reduce healthcare acquired infections. Content is geared for environmental services workers, certified nurse aides, and nurses in long term care, hospitals, outpatient settings and clinics.

Register Today. Identify the chain of infection and environment of care in the spread of infections

Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between cleaning and disinfecting
  2. Understand contact time and high touch surfaces
  3. Apply strategies and tips to support cleaning and disinfection compliance in healthcare environments
  4. Describe Project Firstline and available taining

Speaker:

Cheri FastCheri Fast, RN, BSN, aIPC
Program Manager | South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care

With over 30 years in healthcare, Cheri is a creative and passionate nurse. She has worked with facilities, healthcare providers, community leaders and patients on multiple healthcare initiatives, including antibiotic stewardship. Cheri recently obtained her certification in Infection Control; she is currently leading the Project Firstline Initiative in South Dakota. She played a pivotal role in the development of a national Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit and was selected to serve as a technical reviewer for the national organization. Her love for wound care led her to pursue her certification in Wound, Ostomy and Continence and implemented a wound program at a critical access hospital. She has taught numerous diabetes education classes over the years and is currently a Master Trainer for Better Choices, Better Health in Diabetes, Chronic Disease Management, and Pain. Working as an Intensive Field Case Manager, she was able to learn about complex medical conditions and finding community resources in South Dakota and doing utilization review. This led her to become certified in Nursing Case Management. Most recently, Cheri was the Quality Risk Manager and Infection Control Nurse for a local critical access hospital. She is anxious to work with facilities and frontline healthcare workers on infection prevention measures to keep us all safe.

This Webinar is brought you through a partnership with the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care and Great Plains Quality Innovation Network.

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