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

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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.

2019 Hand Hygiene Conference

WI HAIs in LTC Coalition 2019 Hand Hygiene: A Resident Safety Imperative
October, 15, 2019

The Wisconsin HAIs in LTC and the Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) provided the Hand Hygiene: A Resident Safety Imperative conference for staffs working in Wisconsin nursing homes on October 15, 2019, at the Madison Marriott West Hotel.

The conference was developed in collaboration with DQA staff, nursing home providers and members of the Wisconsin HAIs in LTC Coalition Hand Hygiene Subcommittee. National and local experts addressed the topics of hand hygiene as a resident safety imperative, hand hygiene guidelines, product selection and surveillance. Listed below are the presentations/sessions that were provided during the conference. The table identifies session titles and speaker handouts.

October 15, 2019 Presentations & Handouts
Title Handouts
CDC and WHO Guidelines for Hand Hygiene and How They Relate to Long-Term Care Facilities Speaker Slides (PDF)
Hand Hygiene Product Selection: It's Personal, Not Personnel Speaker Slides (PDF)
Application of Human Factors/Systems Engineering to Hand Hygiene Promotion Speaker Slides (PDF)
Hand Hygiene: A Patient Safety Imperative Speaker Slides (PDF)
Hand Hygiene Surveillance the Science and Pragmatics Speaker Slides (PDF)

 

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
Title Handouts
Antibiotic Stewardship: Why it Matters in Nursing Homes & Where to Begin (Keynote) Speaker Slides (PDF)
Antibiotics 101 Speaker Slides (PDF)
Antibiotic Stewardship for LTC Facility Residents: A View from the Emergency Department Speaker Slides (PDF)
Clinical Microantibio + Grambiology in LTC: How Do I Decipher This? Speaker Slides (PDF)
Effective Professional Interaction Among the Medical Director, DON and Consulting Pharmacist in the Nursing Home Environment Speaker Slides (PDF)
Evaluation of Fever in Older Adults Speaker Slides (PDF)
Improving Antibiotic Stewardship Use in Nursing Homes through Nudges and Mental Judo Speaker Slides (PDF)
Tapping into the Pharmacist for Antibiotic Stewardship Speaker Slides (PDF)
When to Submit a Urine Specimen for Testing?

Speaker Slides (PDF)
Case Study (PDF)
Case Script (PDF)
Case Tool (PDF)

Wisconsin Act 294 – Formulary Management and Collaborative Practice Agreements in the Long-Term Care Facility Speaker Slides (PDF)
May 18, 2017 Presentations & Handouts
Title Handouts
Healthcare Epidemiology in the LTC Setting: Bringing It All Together (Keynote) Speaker Slides (PDF)
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): The Public Health Response in Wisconsin Speaker Slides (PDF)
Clostridium difficile in Long Term Care: What Have We Learned? Speaker Slides (PDF)
CDI (Clostridium difficile) and CRE (Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae) in Long Term Care Facilities: An Alphabet Soup of Gut Speaker Slides (PDF)
Environmental Disinfection for Control of Healthcare–Associated Pathogens Speaker Slides (PDF)
Getting Started with NHSN for CRE Surveillance Speaker Slides (PDF)
Infuse Hand Hygiene Into Your Culture Speaker Slides (PDF)
Managing Outbreaks in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Facilities Speaker Slides (PDF)
Stop that Outbreak! Strategies for Long Term Care

Handouts (PDF)
Recommendations for Prevention
and Control of  Acute Gastroenteritis
Outbreaks in Wisconsin LTC Facilities, P-00653
(PDF)
Acute & Communicable Disease Case Report, F-44151 (PDF)

The Scientific Basis for Current Hand Hygiene Guidelines and Future Trends (not recorded) Speaker Slides (PDF)
Vaccine Preventable Diseases Among Adults Speaker Slides (PDF)

 

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.

Locations

Five workshops were held in September and October 2016 in the following locations:

  • Green Bay
  • Eau Claire
  • Madison
  • Pewaukee
  • Rothschild
Handouts
Last Revised: June 1, 2020