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Illinois Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Detect and Protect Program

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Webinars

Title: Laboratory Detection and Reporting of CRE
Date: June 6, 2014
Intended Audience: Hospital-affiliated, independent, or free-standing clinical laboratory staff
Description: Free, educational webinar on laboratory detection methods of CRE and mandatory reporting to the Extensively Drug-Resistant Organism (XDRO) registry. After this session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe mechanisms of carbapenem resistance, (2) List criteria to be used for screening laboratory isolates for CRE, (3) Describe the procedure, interpretation, and application of the Hodge Test and MBL Etest, (4) List the pitfalls of susceptibility testing for the detection of CRE, (5) Prepare appropriate comments for reporting CRE, (6) Outline XDRO registry reporting guidelines, and (7) Explain how to navigate and use the XDRO registry.
Presenters: Paul Schreckenberger, Ph.D., D(ABMM), F(AAM) (Loyola University Medical Center)
William Trick, M.D. (Cook County Health and Hospitals System)
Michael Lin, M.D., M.P.H (Rush University)
Link to recorded webinar: http://idph.adobeconnect.com/p354f2erxq8/
Link to slides: view (PDF)

Title: CRE & XDRO for Long Term Care Facilities
Date: May 28, 2014
Intended Audience: Long term care facility infection prevention designees, Directors of Nursing, Assistant Directors of Nursing, other LTCF infection control and prevention staff
Description: Informational webinar on: (1) Defining CRE; (2) Identifying a CRE from a laboratory report; (3) XDRO registry reporting guidelines; (4) Navigation and use of the XDRO registry; and (5) Appropriate infection control practices and outbreak response at LTCFs.
Presenters: Deb Burdsall, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., C.I.C. (Lutheran Home/Lutheran Life Communities)
William Trick, M.D. (Cook County Health and Hospitals System)
Michael Lin, M.D., M.P.H (Rush University)
Link to recorded webinar: http://idph.adobeconnect.com/p9t3kek08u4/
Link to slides: view (PDF)

Title: Long Term Care Infection Prevention Starts at the Top
Date: May 15, 2014
Intended Audience: Long Term Care Leaders, Quality Directors, and Administrators
Description: Informational webinar on patient safety and quality improvement initiatives in long term care facilities, with a focus on reducing healthcare-associated infections. Webinar content covers: (1) The spread of multi-drug resistant organisms and the effect on aging populations; (2) Priorities related to patient safety, infection prevention, and quality improvement; (3) Ideas on how to structure a system to reduce the spread of infections and save costs; (4) Appropriate infection prevention and laboratories resources; (5) Requirements for reporting to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Presenter: Vishnu Chundi, M.D. (Metro Infectious Disease Consultants)
Link to recorded webinar: http://idph.adobeconnect.com/p8jq5rvxtba/
Link to slides: view (PDF)

Title: Patient Safety and Quality Starts at the Top
Date: May 13, 2014
Intended Audience: Hospital Leaders, Quality Directors, and Administrators
Description: Informational webinar on hospital patient safety and quality improvement initiatives and the role of infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship. Webinar objectives: (1) Evaluate one health care systems approach to establishing system priorities related to patient safety, infection prevention, and quality; (2) Describe the use of metrics in public reporting, tracking & trending, analysis, improvements, and patient outcomes; (3) Explain the prioritization of infection prevention in patient outcomes through structure, focus and measurement; and (4) Examine a system program for mandatory vaccinations for associates and physicians.
Presenter: Rishi Sikka, M.D. (Advocate Health Care)
Link to recorded webinar: http://idph.adobeconnect.com/p5y59t0e7ce/
Link to slides: view (PDF)

Title: CRE & XDRO: What Hospital IC/Ps Need to Know
Date: April 29, 2014
Intended Audience: Hospital infection control and prevention staff
Description: Informational webinar for hospitals on: (1) Defining CRE; (2) Identifying a CRE from a laboratory report; (3) XDRO registry reporting guidelines; (4) Navigation and use of the XDRO registry; and (5) Appropriate infection control practices and outbreak response.
Presenters: Rose Marie Semar, R.N., B.S.N., C.I.C., C.P.P.S. (Presence Resurrection Medical Center)
William Trick, M.D. (Cook County Health and Hospitals System)
Michael Lin, M.D., M.P.H (Rush University)
Link to recorded webinar: http://idph.adobeconnect.com/p7uwvs7eo0o/
Link to slides: view (PDF)

Title: CRE Detect and Protect: the Role of Local Health Departments
Date: March 26, 2014
Intended Audience: Local health department staff
Description: Informational webinar on: (1) Recognizing a CRE case, (2) Understanding how CRE is reported (XDRO registry), (3) Surveillance guidance and (4) Outbreak response.
Presenters: Michael Vernon, Dr.P.H. (Cook County Department of Public Health)
Judy Kauerauf, M.P.H. (Illinois Department of Public Health)
Stacey Hoferka, M.P.H., M.S.I.S. (Illinois Department of Public Health)
Allison Arwady, M.D., M.P.H. (CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service and Illinois Department of Public Health)
Presentation slides: coming soon
Link to recorded webinar: http://idph.adobeconnect.com/p9s18rcgk8g/

Antimicrobial stewardship webinars

Appropriate antibiotic use is critical to preventing the spread of CRE. The CRE Detect and Protect Campaign encourages acute care, long-term acute care and long-term care facilities to view the following webinars on antimicrobial stewardship. These webinars are hosted by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Patient Safety and Quality, in collaboration with Telligen, the Illinois quality improvement organization.
Recorded and archived webinars

Title: Strategies for Improving Antibiotic Use in Nursing Homes
Date: June 26, 2014

Title: Measuring Success in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
Date: April 16, 2014

Title:  Putting the 5Ds into Action – Part 1
Date:  November 25, 2013

Title:  Policy Initiatives to Support Antimicrobial Stewardship
Date:  October 22, 2013

CRE Campaign e-mail DPH.DPSQ@illinois.govXDRO Registry e-mail DPH.XDRORegistry@illinois.gov