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Pharmacy OneSource Announces Free Webinar on Change Management in Infection Prevention

Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC will be presenting the webinar

​​ Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC in "Managing Change within Infection Prevention:  Your Will is the Way."

The mere thought of just being and Infection Preventionist (IP) solely within the walls of our healthcare facility is obsolete: the IP must acknowledge acronyms and their ever-evolving definitions/meanings like VBP, QIO, ICD-10, and NHSN, just to name a few. Along with these realities, there are the very real needs of the IP's internal customers - patient, visitor, all levels of healthcare staff/volunteer, Board of Directors – that annually must be risk-assessed and customized to match the infection prevention and control plan (program) to guide patient safety to decrease healthcare associated infections. 

Yes, time must also be managed for the IP's volunteer work for professional association like APIC, CBIC, where the networking and opportunities make the "day job" more valuable and fun.

Grant will provide a few practical skills, along with thought-provoking questions, to help the IP determine just where, exactly, their rubber meets the road along their personal journey within infection prevention and control professionalism.

Managing Change within Infection Prevention:  Your Will is the Way
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

About the Presenter
Patricia S. Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC is the director of infection prevention and quality at Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison, Texas, a Nueterra healthcare facility. Patti has been an infection preventionist for 20 years in hospitals of varying sizes, which have afforded her with many learning opportunities to enhance patient safety. She is passionate about mentoring upcoming generations of infection preventionists and fostering the skills necessary to prevent infection. She frequently speaks before novice professionals, aiming to increase their confidence level and ability to work most effectively within their institutions while helping to protect those they serve on a daily basis.

Patti served as past president of the Texas Society of Infection Control and Prevention (TSICP), three terms on the Texas Healthcare-Associated Infection/Preventable Adverse Event Advisory Panel, and as chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the APIC Dallas-Fort Worth chapter.

Patti is the recipient of numerous awards including the 1994 Great 100 Nurses for Dallas-Fort Worth Texas award, the 1997 APIC New Investigator award, the 2001 Gerry Haynes award for Excellence in Texas Infection Control, and a 2011 APIC Leadership award. She has served two terms on the Editorial Review Board of the American Journal of Infection Control, and authors the bi-monthly "iPNewbie" column for Hospital Infection Control and Prevention.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries worldwide, clinicians rely on Wolters Kluwer Health's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions throughout their professional careers from training to research to practice. Major brands include  Health Language ®Lexicomp ®Lippincott Williams & WilkinsMedicom®Medi-Span ®MedknowOvid ®Pharmacy OneSource®ProVation ® Medical and  UpToDate ®.​

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