Using Multidrug-Resistant Organism Reduction Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in the Long Term Care Environment
Date:
May 13, 2020
Time:
3:00 PM ET
 
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Webinar Description

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Amanda Thornton

Amanda Thornton, RN, MSN, CIC, VA-BC
Clinical Science Liaison, PDI

Amanda Thornton is a Masters-prepared registered nurse with over 25 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings, as well as over 14 years of infection control experience. She is currently the West Region Clinical Science Liaison and Infection Preventionist for PDI.

Amanda joined PDI from Kindred Hospital, where she was Chief Clinical Officer, Infection Control and Employee Health Nurse, and West Region Resource ICP, utilizing her skills in epidemiology and clinical management to reduce healthcare-associated infections and increase patient safety. She also served as Corporate Nurse Quality Consultant and Infection Preventionist for the Aurora InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE program and as an instructor and program coordinator of the LPN and CNA programs of Uintah Basin Applied Technology College in Vernal, Utah. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Northern Colorado and her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Infection Control and Epidemiology at American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colorado. She is board-certified in infection control through CBIC and in vascular access through the Association for Vascular Access.

Amanda is currently a volunteer community educator for the Alzheimer’s association and resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband.


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Who Should Attend
  • Registered Nurses
  • Administrators
  • CCO
  • DON
  • ADON
  • Infection Preventionists
  • Staff Development Coordinators
  • Clinical Educators

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Using Multidrug-Resistant Organism Reduction Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in the Long Term Care Environment
Date:
May 13, 2020
Time:
3:00 PM ET


Date:
May 13, 2020
Time:
3:00 PM ET
The Details
As the ongoing battle to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAI) continues, it's more important than ever to use the most current strategies for reducing multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) in both long term care (LTC) and acute care settings. This webinar focuses on: recent updates to personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements around enhanced contact precautions; special pathogens and strategies to prevent transmission; the updated CDC guidance on decolonization strategies and its impact; environmental cleaning; and LTC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) resources.
What You'll Learn
  • Learn WHO's five moments for hand hygiene, including special pathogen updates
  • Differentiate between standard, enhanced and contact precautions and when to implement each
  • Describe the importance of decolonization as an MDRO and HAI prevention strategy
  • Outline the CDC recommendations regarding MRSA core and supplemental reduction strategies
  • Differentiate between cleaning and disinfection while addressing contact time
  • Describe NHSN resources available to LTC facilities for MDRO surveillance
  • 1 contact hour provided by PDI for those who attend the live event
Who is Speaking?
Amanda Thornton
Amanda Thornton, RN, MSN, CIC, VA-BC
Clinical Science Liaison, PDI

Amanda Thornton is a Masters-prepared registered nurse with over 25 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings, as well as over 14 years of infection control experience. She is currently the West Region Clinical Science Liaison and Infection Preventionist for PDI.

Amanda joined PDI from Kindred Hospital, where she was Chief Clinical Officer, Infection Control and Employee Health Nurse, and West Region Resource ICP, utilizing her skills in epidemiology and clinical management to reduce healthcare-associated infections and increase patient safety. She also served as Corporate Nurse Quality Consultant and Infection Preventionist for the Aurora InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE program and as an instructor and program coordinator of the LPN and CNA programs of Uintah Basin Applied Technology College in Vernal, Utah. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Northern Colorado and her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Infection Control and Epidemiology at American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colorado. She is board-certified in infection control through CBIC and in vascular access through the Association for Vascular Access.

Amanda is currently a volunteer community educator for the Alzheimer’s association and resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband.

Who Should Join?
  • Registered Nurses
  • Administrators
  • CCO
  • DON
  • ADON
  • Infection Preventionists
  • Staff Development Coordinators
  • Clinical Educators
 
Webinar Description

About the Speaker
Amanda Thornton
Amanda Thornton, RN, MSN, CIC, VA-BC

Amanda Thornton is a Masters-prepared registered nurse with over 25 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings, as well as over 14 years of infection control experience. She is currently the West Region Clinical Science Liaison and Infection Preventionist for PDI.

Amanda joined PDI from Kindred Hospital, where she was Chief Clinical Officer, Infection Control and Employee Health Nurse, and West Region Resource ICP, utilizing her skills in epidemiology and clinical management to reduce healthcare-associated infections and increase patient safety. She also served as Corporate Nurse Quality Consultant and Infection Preventionist for the Aurora InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE program and as an instructor and program coordinator of the LPN and CNA programs of Uintah Basin Applied Technology College in Vernal, Utah. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Northern Colorado and her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Infection Control and Epidemiology at American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colorado. She is board-certified in infection control through CBIC and in vascular access through the Association for Vascular Access.

Amanda is currently a volunteer community educator for the Alzheimer’s association and resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband.


Who Should Attend
  • Registered Nurses
  • Administrators
  • CCO
  • DON
  • ADON
  • Infection Preventionists
  • Staff Development Coordinators
  • Clinical Educators
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