Decreasing device related infections: Nurse Role
Decreasing device related infections: Nurse Role
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Decreasing device related infections: the Epidemiology Nurse Role

Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 1 pm ET

Speaker: Nancy R. Dupont, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC

The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic created a crisis in long term care (LTC) communities with over 170,000 lives lost. Healthcare personnel who work in LTC required up to date information from a credible source. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) created a weekly informational and question/answer webinar series. The series was staffed by an interdisciplinary team led by IDPH that provided information on the COVID-19 pandemic, situational updates, guidance, rule and standard changes as well as the opportunity to ask questions of the team which included board certified Infection Preventionists and APIC members, physicians, and epidemiologists, and experts with knowledge related to current COVID-19 challenges. This presentation will discuss the history of the presentations, challenges and opportunities related to this type of communication. The presentation will discuss plans for continuing the presentations post pandemic. These plans include developing webinars on basic components of an infection prevention and control program, such as control of drug-resistant organisms, basic infection prevention and surveillance strategies, immunization, respiratory protection and environmental controls, and antimicrobial stewardship.


  • 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: 1 (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 on-line evaluation of it. Your feedback is not only required by our CNE accrediting body, but it is vital to 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.
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