Benefits of Collaboration Between Quality and Infection Control

Track: 60 Minute Podium

Session Number: 102
Date: Thu, Apr 5th, 2018
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Description:

Bearman, G., & Stevens, M. P. (2014). Pushing beyond resistors and constipators: Implementation considertions for infection prevention best practices. Current Infectious Disease Reports, 16(1) 388. doi: 10.1007/s11908-013-0388-3
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weight infants. American Journal of Perinatology, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1601563
Yaseen, M., Al-Hameed, F., Osman, K., Al-Janadi, M., Al-Shamrani, M., Al-Saedi, A., & Al-Thaqafi, A. (2016). A project to reduce the rate of central line associated bloodstream infection in ICU
patients to a target of zero. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, 5.
doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u212545.w4986
Session Type: Leadership and Management

Session Description: When a Nurse Epidemiologist collaborates with a nurse proficient in process improvement to incite culture change and improve quality outcomes in a NICU, both patients and staff benefit. This model can be replicated and adapted to other pediatric areas as a method to achieve and sustain improved quality outcomes.
Primary Presenter Bio: Jennifer holds an MBA in addition to her nursing degree. She is also a Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse with over seven years of experience. In her free time, she loves exercising, especially running.
Primary Presenter Institution: Wolfson Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Institution: Wolfson Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Bio: Aleya is a Nurse Epidemiologist with six years of infection prevention experience. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is Board Certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Aleya likes to travel and read on the beach.
Session Type: Leadership and Management

Session Description: When a Nurse Epidemiologist collaborates with a nurse proficient in process improvement to incite culture change and improve quality outcomes in a NICU, both patients and staff benefit. This model can be replicated and adapted to other pediatric areas as a method to achieve and sustain improved quality outcomes.
Primary Presenter Bio: Jennifer holds an MBA in addition to her nursing degree. She is also a Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse with over seven years of experience. In her free time, she loves exercising, especially running.
Primary Presenter Institution: Wolfson Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Institution: Wolfson Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Bio: Aleya is a Nurse Epidemiologist with six years of infection prevention experience. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is Board Certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Aleya likes to travel and read on the beach.