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:

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) 101 Workshops – September/October 2016
  • Surveillance Workshops held at multiple locations during May – October 2014
  • Two-day Fall Conference held in September 2013

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

Speaker Slides (PDF)
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)

 

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

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:

  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 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.

Locations

Nine Surveillance workshops were held between May and October 2014 in the following locations:

  • Eau Claire
  • Green Bay     
  • La Crosse     
  • Madison        
  • Milwaukee
  • Wausau –        

Three hundred sixteen individuals attended the four hour workshops.

Handouts

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.

 
Time Title Handouts
September 19, 2013 Presentations & Handouts
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome  
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Overview of CMS F441 Infection Control Surveillance Requirements (no webcast available) Speaker Slides (PDF)
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections Among Long-Term Care Facilities: The Basics Speaker Slides (PDF)
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Developing a Surveillance Plan Speaker Slides (PDF)
Infection Risk Mitigation Plan (PDF)
Hazard & Vulnerability Assessment Tool (PDF)
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Overview of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Speaker Slides (PDF)
NHSN Enrollment and Set-up Checklist for LTC Facilities (PDF)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. NHSN: Urinary Tract Infection Event Reporting Speaker Slides (PDF)
UTI Forms, F-01892
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. UTI Case Studies for LTC Facilities Speaker Slides (PDF)
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. NHSN: Lab ID Event MDRO and C-diff Speaker Slides (PDF)
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. MDRO/CDI Case Studies for LTC Facilities Speaker Slides (PDF)
MDRO/CDI Form, F-01887
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wrap-Up  
Time Title Handouts
September 20, 2013 Presentations & Handouts
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

Speaker Slides (PDF)
ILI After Hours Outbreak Toolkit (PDF)
Case Study ARI (PDF)
Speaker Slides (PDF)
GI After Hours Outbreak Toolkit (PDF)
Case Study GI Illness (PDF)

3:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Question & Answer Session  
Last Revised: January 4, 2019