Avera Infection Prevention Day of Sharing (Jul 26, 2017)

Date & Location
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:15 AM - 4:00 PM   Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD

Target Audience
Allergy/Immunology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Healthcare Administration , Industry Professional, Infectious Disease, Urogynecology

This educational day will provide participants an opportunity to hear current topics in infection prevention and to network with other infection preventionists. This activity will lead to an improved consistency and competence in infection prevention and control practice.


Upon completion of this activity the learner will:
  1. Discuss the key provisions and competency recommendations from AMI ST 91, SGNA, AORN, CDC & APIC guidelines. (Drosnock)
  2. Identify best practices in reprocessing of flexible endoscopes. (Drosnock)
  3. Discuss additional steps to build quality into endoscope reprocessing. (Drosnock)
  4. Outline methods to perform cleaning verification of flexible endoscopes. (Drosnock)
  5. Discuss methods for performing surveillance testing of flexible endoscopes after reprocessing to help determine patient-ready status.(Drosnock)
  6. Identify teamwork and benefits in Infection Control.
  7. Putting evidence based practice into motion. (Twedt and Haak)
  8. Discuss various venous access devices and how to prevent infection. (Twedt and Haak)
  9. Differentiate carbapenemase-producing CRE (CP-CRE) vs non-carbapenemase-producing CRE (non-CP-CRE). (Stahl)
  10. Describe the emergence and dissemination of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in South Dakota. (Stahl)
  11. Discuss CDC facility guidance for control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). (Stahl)
  12. Describe CRE control efforts in South Dakota.(Stahl)
  13. Discuss other Public health topics in the U.S. and surrounding area. (Stahl)
  14. Describe the unique relationship between American Indian patients and the United States regarding health care. (LaPlante)
  15. Develop awareness of the importance of the historical context in the lives of American Indian patients. (LaPlante)
  16. Recognize indicators of conflicting expectations and responses to American Indian patients accessing health care services. (LaPlante)


Avera Infection Prevention Day of Sharing 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
9:15 AM – 4:00 PM
Avera Prairie Center, Sister Colman Room
Avera McKennan Campus
3101 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD

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Target Audience:
Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and any other health care professionals interested in learning about Infection Prevention.

Registration Fees:
$35 Attendees
Members of the Avera Infection Prevention Committee please use the committee code sent to you via email

Registration Deadline: 
Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m.

Employee Registration    If you are an Avera Employee and your leader will be paying for you, you MUST complete an Avera profile at avera.cloud-cme.com.   AFTER you have completed your portal registration, ask your leader to register you. 
Avera Leaders that need access to register their employees can contact Avera Education at 322-7879 or averacontinuingeducation@avera.org

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations are not refundable; however substitution participants may be made at any time. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment. 

Video Conference Statement     This conference will not be provided via videoconference.


Avera Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Application has been made for continuing nursing education.

As a courtesy to our patients, Avera McKennan employees should park in their designated parking lot.  All other participants should use the parking lot south of 23rd Street.  Carpooling is encouraged.   The valet parking service is for patient only.