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HAI Certification Trainings

Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are infections people get while they are receiving health care for another condition. HAIs can happen in any health care facility, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, end-stage renal disease facilities, and long-term care facilities. HAIs can be caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or other, less common pathogens.

HAIs are a significant cause of illness and death — and they can have devastating emotional, financial, and medical consequences. At any given time, about 1 in 25 inpatients have an infection related to hospital care. These infections lead to the loss of tens of thousands of lives and cost the U.S. health care system billions of dollars each year.

Arkansas Department of Health has partnered with health care professionals and experts in the field to bring a variety of topics to further the goal of HAI prevention. The webinars are an hour or less in length and provide one free CE credit for physicians and nurses.

*NOTE: When you click on the link for a webinar, you will be directed to login or to register in order to create an account.

*CE credit available upon viewing full presentation.

Title Description
Pneumococcal Disease and Vaccine  
Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Series: Where we are and where we are going Resources to help hospitals with infection prevention.
The Basics of Tuberculosis Infection prevention needs assessment and survey results.
Isolation Precautions and Families and Visitors Update on the mumps outbreak in Northwest Arkansas.
Diagnosis and Environmental Management of Patients with Clostridium difficile C. Diff reporting to the National Healthcare Safety Network.
The Infection Preventionists' Role in Cleaning/Disinfecting Hospital Environment and Equipment Burkholderia and heater-cooler devices.
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) MRSA and VA system initiatives.
Preventing Respiratory Viral Healthcare-Associated Infections Colistin Resistance.
Infection Control in Immunocompromised Patients Brucella Exposure: Infection Control Implications.
Top 10 Questions for the Novice & Experienced Infection Preventionist Q&A
Outbreak Investigation 101 Zika: They’re not just out for blood.
Rapid Diagnostics Including MALDI-TOF, Multiplex PCR, and Biomarkers  
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The increasing importance of sterile processing to patient safety  
Challenges to Infection Control in Dialysis Candida auris: An emerging threat.
Laboratory Safety: What infection preventionists and laboratories need to know  
State of the State: Healthcare-Associated Infections  
Ready, Set, Go! Actions in Antimicrobial Stewardship  
Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship  
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tools and Guidance Measles update.
Clostridium difficile Guidelines ICAR update.
Pneumococcal Disease and Vaccine  

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