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Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
in Long-Term Care Coalition
Surveillance Workshops

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The Wisconsin HAIs in Long-Term Care Coalition, along with the WI Regional Director of Nursing Groups and the WI Director of Nursing (DON) Council, are pleased to announce four educational surveillance workshops to be held around the state for Infection Preventionists and DONs in Wisconsin nursing homes.

Workshop attendees will learn how to:

  1. Conduct systematic surveillance for targeted HAIs using standardized LTC case definitions.

  2. Use surveillance data to track HAI rates and monitor progress toward reduction of HAI incidence.

Registration - All workshops are full. Registration is now closed.

Registration is limited to 50 attendees per workshop, and there is no registration fee to attend. Each nursing home is limited to one or two staff attending using the following criteria:

  • Limited to one person from each nursing home if you are the Director of Nursing who ALSO oversees infection prevention and surveillance.

  • Limited to two persons from each nursing home if there is an Infection Preventionist responsible for surveillance, then this person and the Director of Nursing may attend together with separate registrations.

Attendance Criteria

  • Commitment to surveillance program.

  • Attendance at the September 2013 HAI in LTC Conference is preferred but not required.

  • It is recommended that all attendees view the webcast "Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections Among Long-Term Care Facilities: The Basics" located on the HAI Long Term Care Coalition Events web page.

  • A pre-test will be given to all attendees to gauge baseline knowledge.

Dates & Locations

Milwaukee – May 13, 2014
Congregational Home
11:30 – Registration
12:00 – 4:00 pm - Program

Green Bay – May 20, 2014
Comfort Suites
8:00 am – Registration
8:30 – 12:30 pm - Program

Madison – June 17, 2014
Metastar, Inc.
8:30 am – Registration
9:00 am – 1 pm - Program

La Crosse – June 18, 2014
Piggy’s Restaurant
11:00 - Registration
11:30 – 3:30pm – Program

Handouts

Participants are responsible for printing the handouts and bringing them to the workshop.

Overview of F441 Surveillance Requirements (PDF, 374 KB)

Recommended practices for surveillance: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Inc., 2007 (exit DHS; PDF, 181 KB)

Surveillance Definitions of Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities: Revisiting the McGeer Criteria (exit DHS; PDF, 261 KB)

UTI Event Protocol for Long-Term Care Facilities (exit DHS; PDF, 242 KB)

LabID Event Protocol for Long-Term Care Facilities (exit DHS; PDF, 204 KB)

 

Return to the main Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Coalition web page.

Last Revised:  July 01, 2014