Pharmacy OneSource Announces Free Webinar on Best Practices for Infection Prevention Reporting

Reviewing best practices for reporting to the National Healthcare Safety Network

Bellevue, Washington -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Joan Hebden, RN, MS, CIC, on "Best Practices in Applying Standardized Definitions for National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Reporting."

Hebden will review efforts to define the best practices for surveillance through state validation studies, qualitative research and educational initiatives to assist Infection Preventionists (IPs) with the application of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) criteria.

The valid and reliable detection of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) allow for facility-based identification of increases in endemic infection rates, the recognition of adverse trends and the assessment of performance improvement initiatives.

Best Practices in Applying Standardized Definitions for NHSN Reporting
DATE: Wednesday, January 11, 2012
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

About the Presenter: Joan Hebden, RN, MS, CIC, is currently an independent infection prevention consultant who served as the Director of Infection Prevention and Control for 28 years at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. An accomplished practitioner, Hebden has presented at national epidemiology conferences, participated in research regarding the transmission of multi-drug resistant bacteria, contributed chapters on infectious diseases to nursing resource texts, and published in medical and infection control journals.

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