Wednesday March 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Laurie Murray-Snyder 
Acumentra Health 

HealthInsight Regional HAI Reduction Summit, Part 1: CDI Prevention, March 23, 2016 

11 a.m.-1 p.m. MT   |  10 a.m.-noon PT

Join HealthInsight and its Oregon affiliate Acumentra Health for the first session in our regional interactive web-based series on preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) across the continuum of care. This is a valuable opportunity to learn new and effective strategies from infection control leaders and peers across our four-state QIN-QIO region (Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah).

The March summit focuses on approaches to reduce the incidence and minimize the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms, specifically Clostridium difficile.

Here is the login and call-in information for joining us on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 23
11 a.m.-1 p.m. MT  |  10 a.m.-noon PT

Webinar login:
The webinar is hosted on the Adobe Connect platform.

Click to test your connection before the meeting.

How to log in:

  1. Click here to open the login page (https://healthinsight.adobeconnect.com/summit/)
  2. Leave the first option ("Enter as a Guest")checked.
  3. Please type your first name and last name into the box labeled "Name."
  4. Click "Enter Room" to join the webinar.

Teleconference line for audio:
Dial 877-672-7130 (no password required)

Materials for download:

Presenter biographies

Presentation slides:

Action Plan form

This session will prepare participants to

  • distinguish aspects of CDI epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment in healthcare facilities
  • apply best practices related to CDI in health care settings
  • evaluate components of antimicrobial stewardship and status of programs in communities


  • Susan Kellie, MD, MPH, hospital epidemiologist, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and New Mexico VA Healthcare System; clinical consultant, HealthInsight New Mexico
  • Rochelle Neilson, RN, BSN, MSHCA, infection preventionist, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nevada
  • Whitney Buckel, PharmD, infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship clinical pharmacist, Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, Utah
  • Genevieve Buser, MDCM, MSHP, public health physician, Oregon Public Health Division, Portland

Who should attend:
Healthcare professionals and stakeholders from

  • hospitals (especially infection control, nursing and quality improvement staff)
  • nursing homes
  • home health agencies
  • community partners working to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions

Continuing Education credit: Nursing and nursing home administrator CE credit are available. Individuals seeking CE credit should register individually even if attending as part of a group.

This session is free of charge.

After submitting your registration, please check your email for a confirmation message with login/call-in information.