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Infection Prevention and Control: Improving Patient Safety
Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are the most common adverse events affecting millions of patients annually worldwide. Recent evidence suggests that application of process improvement tools may decrease HAIs incidence. Reducing preventable HAIs remains an imperative mission and is a continuous opportunity for improvement to maximize patient safety. This seminar will share actual scenarios and provide practical strategies to potentially prevent and mitigate risks associated with HAI’s.

Learning Objectives:
This live educational activity will support your ability to:
• Describe the current state of infection prevention
• Identify opportunities to improve outcomes, minimize harm, and reduce healthcare waste
• Apply process improvement tools that enhance quality of safety and efficiency of care at your institution

Joanne Simmons, RN, BSN, Senior Risk Management Consultant, ProAssurance

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of NORCAL Insurance Company and ProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc. The NORCAL Insurance Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NORCAL Insurance Company designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NORCAL Group, now part of ProAssurance, includes NORCAL Insurance Company and its affiliated companies. To learn more about NORCAL Group go to norcal-group.com/companies.

May 26, 2022 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Joanne Simmons, RN, BSN
Senior Risk Management Consultant @ProAssurance
Joanne conducts risk assessments for physician practices and healthcare facilities. She has been a practicing nurse for 30 years with experience in acute pediatric nursing, clinical supervisor private duty pediatric nursing, acute care case management, hospital risk management, and as a clinical integration special projects leader. Joanne is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), Alabama Society of Healthcare Risk Management (AlaSHRM), American Case Management Association (ACMA), and has her LEAN Healthcare Certification and Patient Safety Certification.