Date: December 14, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 3:30 pm ET / 9:00 am - 12:30 pm PT
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are the most common complication associated with hospital care and continue to be a significant concern for critical care professionals. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in every 31 hospital patients acquires at least one HAI each day, costing billions for healthcare organizations. The potential for HAIs to lead to sepsis further emphasizes the need for HAI prevention measures, which also serve as sepsis prevention strategies.
It is imperative for healthcare professionals to direct their focus towards identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for improving performance and outcomes across various departments and specialties related to HAIs and the prevention of infections that can lead to sepsis.
To address this pressing issue, Sepsis Alliance is hosting the 2023 Sepsis Alliance Symposium: Healthcare-Associated Infection. This live virtual event, scheduled for December 14, 2023, will cover critical topics related to HAIs, offering attendees the latest clinical knowledge and updated recommendations for timely infection prevention and treatment. The aim of this half-day event is to establish the importance of HAI mitigation within clinical practices and enhance the overall clinical outcomes for patients affected by HAIs and sepsis.
Topics covered will include:
- Healthcare-associated infection prevention priorities (CAUTIs, CLABSIs, VAEs, CDIFF, SSIs);
- The Impact of MDROs including Candida Auris on HAIs; Skin and Skin Structure Infections (SSIs, Cellulitis, and HAPIs);
- HAI risks and considerations in immunocompromised patients.
This event is FREE for registrants and will offer CE contact hours for nurses.
At the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:
- Demonstrate increased knowledge relating to maintaining a compliant and effective infection prevention and control program in the healthcare setting;
- Describe examples of infection prevention and control evidence-based best practices and recommendations;
- Propose innovative approaches, protocols, tools and documentation for limiting healthcare-associated infections.
Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.
This activity is supported through an Independent Medical Education grant from Merck & Co. Inc.