The Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care (LTC) Coalition is a collaborative effort to reduce and eliminate HAIs among long-term care residents. Below is information from infection prevention and control educational events presented or sponsored by the Wisconsin HAIs in LTC Coalition.
Hand Hygiene: A Resident Safety Imperative – October 15, 2019 (Registration is Open)
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), and the Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Coalition is pleased to announce “Hand Hygiene: A Resident Safety Imperative” conference for Wisconsin nursing homes. The conference will take place on October 15, 2019, at the Madison Marriott West Hotel and Conference Center in Madison.
The conference keynote will be delivered by Dr. John Boyce who was the lead co-author of the 2002 CDC Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings.
Other presenters at the conference will address a variety of topics, including:
- CDC/WHO hand hygiene guidelines
- Product selection
- Hand hygiene regulation including most common deficiencies
- How to perform hand hygiene surveillance
This activity will be submitted to WNA CEAP for approval to award contact hours. Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The number of contact hours granted will depend upon sessions attended and return of the completed evaluation form.
Registration and additional conference information is available on the UW Stevens Point website.
2017 Spring Conference
WI HAIs in LTC Coalition 2017 Spring Conference: The Art & Science of Infection Prevention and Control
May 17-18, 2017
The Wisconsin HAIs in LTC and the Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) provided the Art & Science of Infection Prevention and Control conference for staffs working in Wisconsin nursing homes on May 17-18, 2017, at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center.
The conference was developed in collaboration with DQA staff, nursing home providers and members of the Wisconsin HAIs in LTC Coalition. National and local experts addressed the topics of antibiotic stewardship, outbreak identification and management and surveillance. Listed below are the presentations/sessions that were provided during the conference. The table identifies session titles and speaker handouts. Select a session title to access the associated webcast.
May 17, 2017 Presentations & Handouts
May 18, 2017 Presentations & Handouts
2016 UTI 101 Workshops
The Wisconsin HAIs in LTC Coalition and the Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), hosted five educational workshops about urinary tract infections for healthcare personnel working in Wisconsin nursing homes. Staff recommended to attend included administrators, directors of nursing, infection preventionists, medical directors, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and quality assurance personnel. These workshops coincided with the rollout of the Wisconsin HAI in LTC Coalition’s UTI Toolkit. The UTI Toolkit will help nursing homes understand the rationale and infrastructure needed to improve processes around diagnosis and treatment of UTI.
Five workshops were held in September and October 2016 in the following locations:
- Green Bay
- Eau Claire
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) & The Survey Process (PDF)
- When to Test (full page slides) (PDF) – (3 slides per page) (PDF)
- When to Test Urine – Nursing Tool (PDF)
- Scripts (1-7) (PDF)
- Antibiotic Stewardship: Start by Counting (PDF)
- Urine Test Tracking Spreadsheet (Excel)
- NHSN Surveillance for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Long-Term Care Facilities (PDF)
- LTC UTI Worksheets (PDF)
- Lab Report Scripts (PDF)
- The Role of the Pharmacist (PDF)
2014 Surveillance Workshops
Based on the results of the evaluations of the Wisconsin HAIs in LTC’s two-day infection prevention and control conference held in September 2013, conference participants indicated they needed additional training regarding how to conduct surveillance based on current standards of practice. Based on this feedback, the Wisconsin HAIs in LTC Coalition, along with the WI Regional Director of Nursing Groups and the WI Director of Nursing (DON) Council, hosted nine Surveillance Workshops around the State.
Workshop attendees learned how to:
- Conduct systematic surveillance for targeted HAIs using standardized LTC case definitions.
- Use surveillance data to track HAI rates and monitor progress toward reduction of HAI incidence.
Registration was limited to 50 attendees per workshop, and there was no registration fee to attend. Each nursing home was limited to one or two staff attending using the following criteria:
- One person from each nursing home if he/she was the Director of Nursing who ALSO oversees infection prevention and surveillance.
- Two persons from each nursing home if there was an Infection Preventionist responsible for surveillance, then this person and the Director of Nursing attended together with separate registrations.
Nine Surveillance workshops were held between May and October 2014 in the following locations:
- Eau Claire
- Green Bay
- La Crosse
Three hundred sixteen individuals attended the four hour workshops.
- Overview of CMS §483.65 (F441) Infection Control Surveillance Requirements (PDF)
- Surveillance in Long Term Care Facilities: Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and Multi-Resistant Organisms (MDRO) (PDF)
- UTI Forms, F-01892
- UTI Case Studies (PDF)
- MDRO/CDI Form, F-01887
- MDRO Case Studies (PDF)
- LTC Rate Tracker (Excel)
2013 Fall Conference
On September 19-20, 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin HAIs in LTC Coalition held a two-day educational conference for Infection Preventionists working in Wisconsin Nursing Homes. Based on the results of the Long-Term Care Baseline Prevention Practices Assessment Online Survey, the conference addressed the three most common areas of need for training to include: surveillance, antibiotic stewardship and outbreak identification and management.
Listed below are the presentations/sessions that were provided during the WI HAIs in LTC Coalition Infection Prevention and Control Conference. The table identifies session titles and speaker handouts. Select a session title to access the associated webcast.
|8:10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.||The Case for Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes||Speaker Slides (PDF)|
|8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.||Setting Up an Antibiotic Stewardship Program in a Nursing Home||Speaker Slides (PDF)|
|9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.||Group Activity - Facility Antibiotic Stewardship Needs Assessment||NH Antibiotic Stewardship Worksheet (PDF)|
|9:55 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.||Your Institution's Antibiogram - More Than Just a Table||Speaker Slides (PDF)|
|10:25 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.||Group Activity - How to Create and Interpret an Antibiogram||How to Create & Interpret an Antibiogram (PDF)|
|10:55 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.||Tracking & Using Antibiotic Utilization Data in NHs||Speaker Slides (PDF)|
|12:45 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.||Management & Prevention of Outbreaks in Nursing Homes||Speaker Slides (PDF)|
|1:05 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.||Inside an Outbreak: ARI & GI Exercises & Case Studies|
|3:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.||Question & Answer Session|