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Preparing for increased oversight of infection prevention & control programs

Start Date:11/5/2020

Start Time:1:00 PM EST

Duration:60 minutes

Abstract:



The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed the U.S. healthcare system — and no one has been more affected than nursing homes. As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services resumes onsite surveys and flu season approaches, it is imperative for nursing homes to prepare for increased oversight of their entire Infection prevention and control programs — beyond COVID-19 — to avoid penalties and stay compliant. During this webinar we will highlight what is on the legislative horizon and discuss how to use data found within the EHR to identify early onsets of infectious disease, establish best practices for antibiotic stewardship surveillance, and simplify reporting requirements outlined in the CMS Requirements of Participation (RoPs).

Learning objectives: 
  • Identify early warning signs of infectious disease, days before testing results are available
  • Understand the components that the CDC’s Antibiotic Stewardship requirements have on IPC programs
  • Learn strategies to develop and maintain a successful Antibiotic Stewardship Program

By watching this program live in its entirety, you can earn one (1) CE credit! 

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Speakers

Rosie Lyles, MD

Director of Clinical Affairs

Medline Industries

As a Director of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Lyles serves as the infectious disease expert and primary medical lead for numerous healthcare businesses, while developing complex clinical strategies and supporting the product life cycle to post market and clinical follow-up. With over a decade of experience investigating healthcare associated infections (HAIs) with a particular focus on hospital epidemiology and prevention of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) infections across the continuum of care, Dr. Lyles has led breakthrough clinical research in HAIs and developed national guidelines/recommendations that improved patient care and outcomes. Dr. Lyles currently serves as a Board Member for the White House Commission for Coronavirus for Safety and Quality for Nursing Homes, Medical Reviewer for the US Department of Veterans Affairs on the Health Services Research & Development Scientific Merit Board, Medical Advisory Board for C. Diff Foundation, served as Co-Chairman of the Association for Health Care Environment (AHE) Industry Advisory Council, an Infectious Diseases Expert for the Florida Health Care Association and participated in White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship (2015) for the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

Cheryl Scalzo, RN

Clinical Account Manager

Real Time Medical Systems

Cheryl Scalzo is a former Director of Nursing who has dedicated her career to improving the care for the residents she has served. Throughout her tenured experience working in both long-term care and home health settings, Cheryl served as a certified infection preventionist as well staff development coordinator, where she gained extensive knowledge in establishing and implementing best practices to improve quality outcomes. Cheryl is currently the clinical account manager with Real Time Medical Systems, where she uses her knowledge within the industry to guide clients is unlocking the power of the EHR data to improve clinical performance.
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