Course 5: Applying Surveillance Principles

Welcome to Applying Surveillance Principles.

This module expands on what you learned in the CDC Infection Control Training course, Module 4 on Surveillance. You will review the terms and principles of surveillance from the CDC module and apply these principles in various activities. By determining what areas are significant when developing an infection control program, you will know what data sources to use to complete standardized data collection tools, how to manage and track the data, and how to evaluate and present the data using common statistical measurements to various team members.

Training the Next Generation of Wisconsin Nursing Home Infection Preventionists complements the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) foundational training to enhance the Infection Preventionist's (IP) knowledge, competence, and confidence. 

This course builds on the CDC's Module 4 on Surveillance.

Infection has been a long-standing problem in Wisconsin nursing homes and nationally. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requires each nursing home to have one or more IP with specialized training in infection prevention and control (IPC).

The CDC developed the Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course in 2019 for IPs to develop and implement IPC programs. In 2020 the American Nurses Association and the CDC partnered to provide Project Firstline, a free online series and tools for IPC programs. Even with these resources, there continues to be a desperate need for IP training. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an even larger spotlight for addressing this need. 

PREREQUISITE

We expect learners to complete the CDC's Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course before beginning this course. 

If you have not completed the CDC's training, please stop this course now and complete it before beginning.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals serving as Infection Preventionists (IPs) in nursing home settings.

GLOBAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Utilize an interprofessional approach in the development of a nursing home Infection Prevention and Control Program
  2. Perform an Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment, interpret the assessment results and develop a plan to respond to identified risks as needed
  3. Perform a variety of infection-related risk assessments, interpret risk assessment results and develop a plan to respond to identified risks as needed
  4. Develop an infection tracking system, interpret and report data generated from this surveillance system, and use the results to demonstrate achievement of identified goals or strategize for improving outcomes
  5. Employ approaches for controlling the spread of pathogens in outbreak and non-outbreak situations

COURSE 5 LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of surveillance in an Infection Prevention and Control Program
  2. Explain strategies that will help focus surveillance efforts
  3. Explain types of surveillance data and its purposes
  4. Differentiate process and outcome measures
  5. Differentiate data sources and tools used for data collection
  6. Differentiate ways to manage and/or track surveillance data
  7. Describe common statistical strategies used for surveillance data analysis
  8. Describe characteristics of reliable surveillance data 
  9. Describe ways to present the data to different audiences
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
09/19/2022
Course expires: 
09/07/2025
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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CONTENT DEVELOPER

Karen Trimberger

Karen Trimberger, RN, MPH, NE-BC, CIC

Ms. Trimberger has over 35 years of experience as a registered nurse.  She has served as a nurse manager and as a Director of Infection Prevention for a number of years. She has been an infection control and prevention consultant with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Ms. Trimberger holds Master’s degree in Public Health, is certified as a Nurse Executive and is certified in Infection Control.  She is also a Certified Green Belt in Six Sigma Methodology.

CONTENT REVIEWER

Christopher J. Crnich, MD, PhD

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Christopher J. Crnich, MD, PhD, Course DirectorDeb Burdsall, PhD, RN-BC, IP, CIC, FAPICDiane Dohm, BS, MT, IP, CIC, CPHQ
Ashlie DowdellAnna Eslinger, RN, WCC, IPTola Ewers, MS, PhD, Coordinator
Victoria Griffin, BSN, RN, IP, SMQ, ESRDLinda McKinley, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, FAPICMarilyn Michels, RN, MSN, CRRN, CIC, FAPIC
Yuyen Chang
UW Madison-Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring Staff
Nina Berge, BA
ICEP Staff
Grace Leonard, BA, EdM
ICEP Staff
Tracy Mrocheck, MPA, RN
ICEP Staff
  

POLICY ON DISCLOSURE

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.

For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on, patients.

The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be ineligible companies.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact info@icep.wisc.edu.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of X AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of X ANCC contact hours. 

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for continuing education units (CEUs) or hours. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Price

Cost:
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Accessibility

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please notify us at help@icep.wisc.edu

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