Infection Prevention and Control Basics: Are We Doing Enough?

Host: Carolyn St. Charles, RN, BSN, MBA – Chief Clinical Officer, HealthTechS3
Presenter: Anita Brandt, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ – Consultant, HealthTechS3
Date & Time: August 6, 2021 at 12pm CT


This webinar will focus on understanding the basics of infection prevention and control principles, preventing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) and the common regulatory findings related to infection control, including:

1. Prevention of HAIs

  • Appropriate hand hygiene practices
  • Appropriate PPE and its use
  • Cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces
  • Cleaning and disinfection of reusable patient care equipment requiring high-level disinfection and sterilization (semi-critical and critical)
  • Cleaning and disinfection of non-critical patient care equipment
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Hospital responsibilities related to employees, contractors and visitors

2. Infection Control Plan Overview


Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will:

  1. Understand multiple ways to prevent HAIs
  2. Understand how to perform appropriate hand hygiene with recommendations on monitoring
  3. Understand the differences in cleaning and disinfecting the multiple types of patient care equipment and environmental surfaces
  4. Be able to articulate the importance of an antibiotic stewardship program
  5. Be able to articulate the components of an infection prevention and control plan