Healthcare Environment: Critical Competencies
Healthcare Environment: Critical Competencies
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Live Air Date: March 22, 2012

Knowledge to Action in the Healthcare Environment: Critical Competencies

The Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients project brings together leaders in infection prevention and environmental services. Collaboratively, they deliver practical strategies to endorse processes to improve patient outcomes and operational efficiencies. Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients is a collaborative between APIC and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE).

This session is applicable to all healthcare personnel involved in any healthcare setting where the environment can be a source of disease transmission. Common scenarios will be used to demonstrate the application of practice competencies critical in training and monitoring performance. An approach that supports trans-professional and interdisciplinary teams as critical to success will be reviewed and specific examples provided. Upon completion of the session, the participants will have a working knowledge of practice competencies and their value in infection prevention. Further, the participants will be introduced to practical approaches to the development and use of trans-professional and interdisciplinary teams as part of the improvement process. 


  • Introduce application of infection prevention competencies for all healthcare personnel instrumental in addressing the role of the environment in the transmission of organismsApply knowledge using case scenarios that demonstrate the importance and value of an approach that can be universally applied 
  • Demonstrate the critical nature of trans-professional and interdisciplinary teams in order to address the complex issues involved in environmental infection prevention and control.  

Through the support of an unrestricted educational grant from Clorox Professional Products, Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients is assembling educational materials and resources that will be provided at no cost to both AHE and APIC members.


  • 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)
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  • 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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