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Full Day Session. Novice Practitioner Day. Growing for the Future
Marilyn Weinmaster RN BScN CIC, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, Regina
The presenter will provide an overview of the Chain of Infection, Routine Practices, Additional Precautions and Risk Assessment.
Maggie Sim RN, Public Health Nurse, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon
Attendees will be informed about the Public Health Surveillance System and become familiar with the links between Public Health and Infection Prevention and Control.
Donna Wiens RN BN CIC, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon
This session will describe the elements of an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) program and discuss real-life examples of the elements in action. The presenter will refer to Canadian reference sources regarding IPAC program structure. In addition, the presenter will discuss the importance of aligning IPAC goals and objectives with those of the hospital/health region, and describe the role and function of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee.
Monali Varia BSc MHSc CIC, Peel Public Health, Brampton, Ontario
Participants will be able to define a case-control study and identify applications in infection prevention and control programs in their institutions. Examples of effective and ineffective case-control studies will be described. There will also be an opportunity for participants to share their experiences and challenges in conducting these studies.
Gayle Gilmore RN MA MIS CIC, Duluth, Minnesota
An excellent close to an interesting and informative day, this session will define empowerment within the healthcare setting, review several communication techniques to change behaviour, and list positive and negative aspects of assertiveness.
Full Day Session. Advanced Practitioner Day. A Team Effort
Monali Varia BSc MHSc CIC, Peel Public Health, Brampton, Ontario
This session will provide discussion on when a case-control study is appropriate and when not, why you would run a case-control study, and how to set it up.
Gayle Gilmore RN MA MIS CIC, Duluth, Minnesota
The presenter will describe the use of delegation in infection prevention and control. She will list four or more methods of augmenting your infection prevention and control team. She will also discuss potential problems with delegation of infection prevention and control activities.
Donna Moralejo RN PhD, Memorial University of Nursing, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
This session will review the key steps of the evaluation process and how to include evaluation when planning projects. Practical strategies for evaluating process, outcomes and impacts will be illustrated using examples of common activities of ICPs.
Alexis Silverman RN BA BScN CIC, Peel Police Department, Mississauga, Ontario
Attendees will understand the purpose of an abstract and will be able to
identify what activities/projects/programs/initiatives would make good
Melody Cordoviz RN BSc BScN, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton
After learning how to identify abstract material, the attendee will be
introduced to the process of writing a scientific abstract and to identify
elements of an interesting poster or oral presentation.
Pre-Conference Day - Full Day Session
Virox Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization Day
Syed Sattar BSc MSc Dip.Bact PhD, Centre for Research on Environmental
Microbiology (CREM), Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, University of Ottawa
The presenter will review the literature and science supporting the role of the
environment in the spread of pathogens, including a critical assessment of the
available information. There will be a discussion of different surfaces and their role in
Mark Heller, Former VP Environmental Services, Alberta Health Services
After decades, research is finally catching up with what Florence Nightingale (and
everybody's mother) has known forever – Clean Matters! After implementing
Canada's largest healthcare quality and performance monitoring programs, Mr. Heller
will share his insights on Quality Assurance and Quality Performance Monitoring.
He will explain how IPAC professionals can be most helpful to their facility's
Environmental Services Team.
Elizabeth Bryce, Vancouver Health Authority
The presenter will provide a better understanding of Prions, Spores and
Parasites and what makes them challenging for cleaning and disinfection. To
be addressed are the questions: Do we need to kill these organisms? What is
the importance of cleaning?
Michelle Alfa PhD FCCM, St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg
The presenter will discuss development of biofilms and involvement in infection transmission and cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing instruments to minimize biofilm development.
Pediatrics Half Day - Morning
Protecting the Seedlings – IPAC in Pediatrics
Michael Rotstein RN BScN BHA CIC, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
This session will
1) discuss key screening questions to identify communicable diseases in the Paediatric Emergency Department;
2) demonstrate the use of a two-stage screening process;
3) identify optimal isolation practices to prevent infection transmission in various areas of the Emergency Department; and
4) describe cohorting strategies to minimize exposures of communicable diseases.
Karen Valentine RN BScN CIC, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon
This session will review screening in the NICU, antiseptics, infant formula, EBM (Expressed Breast Milk), and the risk factors for healthcare-acquired infections.
Laurie Streitenberger RN BSc CIC, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
The session will include suggestions to gain buy-in and develop an implementation plan.
Ben J.K. Tan MD FRCPC, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
The presenter will review management of varicella zoster virus in haemodialysis and oncology populations or immunocompromised patients, including previously immunized and now exposed immunocompromised patients.
Long Term Care Half Day - Afternoon
The Green, Green Grass of Home - IPAC in Long Term Care
Colette Ouellet RN BN CIC, Public Health Ontario, Infection Control Network – Champlain, Ottawa
The presenter will review Spaulding's criteria as a decision-making tool, highlight the potential weaknesses of a CDS program, and explore the parameters of a CDS audit.
This session is being recorded by Webber Training
Ruth Anne Appl RN BScN, TB Control Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
This session will review the risk, presentation, screening and management of Tuberculosis in the elderly. A case study from a long term care home will also be presented.
Eva Skiba RN Hon. BScN GNC CIC, Public Health Ontario – Infection Control Network – Toronto Central, Toronto
The objectives of this session are to define surveillance as a system and
determine the importance of data collection, collation and analysis. The
attendee will learn to assess the population at risk and determine priorities for
surveillance in a long term care facility. In addition, the presenter will discuss
establishment of case definitions, and review of data collection strategies,
analysis and evaluation. The presenter will also demonstrate data utilization
for quality improvement. Knowledge will be applied in case scenarios.
Jennelle Schermann BSN MN, Strasbourg Health Region, Strasbourg
Brenda Temple BRS MSc CIC, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon
This session is a practical general overview of outbreak management roles in
Long Term Care. The presenters will review some of the unique challenges
faced in the Long Term Care setting.
Cheryl Etches RN, Director of Nursing, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, England
Session sponsored by Clorox.
Concurrent Session #1 - Accreditation (3:30 pm - 5 pm)
Dick Zoutman MD FRCPC, Quinte Health, Belleville, Ontario
Session sponsored by Accreditation Canada.
Concurrent Session #2 - Community and Home Care (3:30 pm - 5 pm)
The objectives of this session are to briefly review existing Antibiotic Resistant
Organisms (AROs) and review the AROs that are increasing in numbers in
the community. The presenter will discuss the management of AROs in the
community and in the home setting and future directions for managing AROs in
the community and home settings. The presenter will discuss the present role of
the community ICP with AROs in Saskatoon Health and the unique challenges
and needs of the community
Participants will be able to understand the risks of health-care wastes, identify what directs waste management practices in Canada, and identify, segregate and containerize health-care waste by types/classes. Participants will also learn how to implement safe waste management practices in home and community settings.
Concurrent Session #3 - Non-Traditional Settings (3:30 pm - 5 pm)
The presenter will share her insights on how to survive and flourish in a solo practice.
She will share experiences and learning as an infection prevention and control program
is created from the ground up.
This session will review the IPAC challenges faced by EMS personnel and the relationship between EMS personnel and ICPs in ensuring safer environments for both patients and staff.
Hand Hygiene Dinner Symposium (5:30 pm - 9 pm)
The objectives of this Symposium are to provide a historical and scientific overview of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR), to provide an understanding of critical variables which may influence the antimicrobial efficacy and clinical effectiveness of ABHR, and to provide an understanding of the key principles of hand hygiene and recent learnings in hand hygiene compliance monitoring.
The Science of ABHR Performance Evaluation and Factors Influencing ABHR Efficacy
William R. Jarvis MD, Jason and Jarvis, LLC, South Carolina
Dr. Jarvis will review the basic science of alcohol and ABHR antimicrobial activity and introduce an 'in-use efficacy' hand hygiene model. He will review data around the relative influence of alcohol level, formulation, and application volume on ABHR efficacy.
Download Handouts (4.5 MB) Added 27 July, 2012
View Video: The Science of ABHR Performance Evaluation and Factors Influencing ABHR Efficacy (YouTube) Added 27 July, 2012
Hand Hygiene Compliance
Michael Gardam MSc MD CM MSc FRCPC CIC, University Health Network, Toronto
Dr. Gardam will discuss the learnings and challenges of automated monitoring. He will describe the UHN-Hospital Watch Live Project.
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View Video: Auditing Hand Hygiene Performance (YouTube) Added 27 July, 2012
Ask the Experts Q and A
View Video: Ask the Experts Session (YouTube) Added 27 July, 2012
Gallery added: 23 July, 2012
Jay Keystone MD, Centre for Travel and Tropical Medicine, Toronto General Hospital What clinical souvenirs are you bringing home from your travels? What are the risks, how are they recognized and what should be the response to travel-associated infections?
John Embil BSc(Hon) MD FRCPC FACP, Infection Prevention and Control Unit, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg
By attending the session, the attendee will be able to state the efficacy of decolonization regimens, state established decolonization regimens, state when there may be a benefit to decolonization, and state when there may not be a benefit to decolonization.
Bruce Gamage RN BSN CIC, CHICA-Canada 2012 President-elect
How do CHICA-Canada and IPAC need to move into a new way of thinking in order to remain effective and create change in the 21st Century? What are the abilities that individuals and organizations must master in an outsourced, automated age? CHICA-Canada's 2012 President-elect will give his perspective on this interesting conundrum.
Concurrent Session #2 - Bugs! (3:30 pm - 5 pm)
Meningitis – Athena McConnell BSc, MD, MSc (MEd), Royal University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
*Pertussis–Julie Kryzanowski, MD CCFP FRCPC, Saskatoon Health Region
Measles – Joanne Embree MSc MD FRCPC (Pediatrics) FRCPC (Infectious Diseases), Pediatric and Child Health, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg
Concurrent Session #3 - IPAC In the Operating Room (3:30 pm - 5 pm)
In November, 2009 Saskatoon Health Region Operating Rooms implemented the Surgical Safety Checklist. It was a long, often bumpy road which began three years earlier. We learned many things along the way in getting to where we are now. Here is our story. Our objectives are to describe the process and timeline for implementation of the surgical safety checklist, talk about the barriers we encountered in implementation, how we overcame them, and what we would do differently if we could do it over. And – where are we now?
Post-Conference Education Event
Anne Bialachowski RN BN MS CIC, Karen Clinker MEd BScN CCOHN CIC, Shirley McDonald ART CIC
This session will provide a brief overview of the auditing process, illustrate the components and use of CHICA Audit Tools, and use selected audit tools to evaluate IP&C practice in specific scenarios, demonstrate scoring, assess risk to deficiencies and provide an action plan for improvement.
Hugh MacLeod, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Edmonton
Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization
First Nations and Inuit Health, Alberta, Canada
James Scott1 ,2, Richard Summerbell1 ,2
1University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2Sporometrics, Ontario, Canada
Gertie van Knippenberg-Gordebeke
KNIP Consultancy Infection Prevention, Limburg, Netherlands
Debbie Lam-Li1, John Conly1 ,2
1Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Health Services-Calgary and Area, Alberta, Canada
2University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Department: Assessment of Compliance and Risk Factors Associated with Screening
Nermin Gergis, Bronwen Edgar, Sandra Callery, Mary Vearncombe
Infection Prevention and Control, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Joanne Langley1, Joan Durand2, Joanne Embree3, Sarah Forgie2, Allana Ivany1, Nicole Le Saux4, Anne Matlow5, Dorothy Moore6, Michael Mulvey7, Aboubakar Mounchili8, Karen Olekson9, Linda Pelude8, Eva Thomas10, Joseph Vayalumkal11, Jennifer Zhang8, Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP)8 1. IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia, Canada,
2. Stollery Children's Hospital, Alberta, Canada,
3. University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada,
4. Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ontario, Canada,
5. Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario, Canada,
6. Montreal Children's Hospital, Quebec, Canada,
7. National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Manitoba, Canada,
8. Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario, Canada,
9. Health Sciences Centre, Manitoba, Canada,
10. Children's and Women's Health Centre, British columbia, Canada,
11. Alberta Children's Hospital, Alberta, Canada
Andrew Simor, Victoria Williams, Denise Gravel, Zahir Hirji, Felicia Laing, Oscar Larios, Allison McGeer, Karl Weiss, and the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA)-Canada.
Jenine Leal1, Kathryn Bush1, Kimberley Simmonds1, Nancy Alfieri1, Elizabeth Henderson1 ,2
1. Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada,
2. University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Grace Volkening, Brenda Smith, Nora Boyd
Public Health Ontario - Regional Infection Control Network, Ontario, Canada
Craig Pearce1 ,2 , Brenda Hannah3, Theresa Kline2, Thomas Louie1 ,2 , Frank Galetta1, Nancy Alfieri1, Elizabeth Henderson1 ,2
1Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada, 2University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 3Clifton Manor, Alberta, Canada
Quality and Process Improvement
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, Ontario, Canada
Suzanne Plourde, Sandra Callery
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Ontario, Canada
Deborah Wharton, Debra Hayden
Toronto Public Health, Ontario, Canada
Melody Cordoviz, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
Practice Standards and Guidelines
Carla Corpus, Victoria Williams, Barbara Catt, Sandra Callery
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Laurie Boyer, Kim Carter, Anne Sevigny, Linda Geisler, Kathy Walsh
North Bay Regional Health Centre, Ontario, Canada