Comprehensive HAI Prevention
Comprehensive HAI Prevention
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Live Air Date: April 06, 2011

Comprehensive HAI Prevention: Finding and Controlling the Sources of Resistant Bacterial Transmission

The presentation will provide information on the comprehensive program that was implemented throughout Kaiser Permanente's 13 Southern California hospitals. The Program established unique partnerships, improved environmental sanitation, reduced transmission of HAI infections caused by environmental contamination. Successful implementation strategies, systematic changes, stakeholder engagement, and reinforcement/redundancy components will be presented and illustrated throughout the presentation.


  • Identify key partnerships that should be in place to assure the safest environment for patients and healthcare workers
  • Describe successful practices that staff can implement to identify sources and prevent transmitting resistant bacteria including KPC, MRSA, VRE, C. difficile
  • Describe mechanisms used to assure sustained success and ownership by frontline staff


  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • Nursing Contact Hours: XX (not always applicable as not all webinars are eligible)
  • To get CNE for a webinar, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete an online evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to the development of future programming that best meets learners' needs. We read every word you write.
  • No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

Please note that as part of APIC’s accreditation with ANCC, and as a general good practice, webinars older than three years, or that may otherwise have outdated content, are routinely evaluated by APIC’s Education Committee and other SMEs for removal of continuing education hours and/or removal from the system. 

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