Sunday, March 21, 2010: 7:00 AM-8:20 AM
Hanover C (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.25
Summary: Care provided in ambulatory settings has expanded dramatically. Infection prevention in this environment is challenging due to the large volume and rapid turn-over of patients, the increasing proportion of high-risk patients cared for in these settings, the potential for inadequate policies and procedures to prevent transmission of pathogens, and limited capacity for surveillance.Learning Objectives:
- Identify interventions to reduce procedure-associated and infusion-associated infections in ambulatory care.
- Describe the assessment of key infection control policies and practices in ambulatory surgery centers.
- Discuss strategies for surveillance of process and outcome indicators in ambulatory care.