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APIC 2016 Conference Preview

Posted on 06/08/16


For 43 years, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) has hosted its yearly conference to allow infection control professionals to share their experiences, methods, and solutions for handling infection control. The 2016 show will feature more than 60 sessions and a full exhibition hall of tools to help optimize infection prevention programs.

Join us this year at APIC 2016, June 11-13, in Charlotte, North Carolina at Sentri7 Booth  #1905 to learn how our clinical surveillance solution can help address your infection prevention initiatives. Our expert infection preventionist will be on-site to discuss

  • What issues are you facing today in your infection prevention department?
  • How can an electronic surveillance system help identify possible healthcare-associated infections, or optimize your antimicrobial stewardship practices?
  • How can Sentri7 clinical surveillance reduce the amount of manual data collection and analysis done at your facility?

Sentri7 is committed to stremlining the workflows of infection preventions to minimize time spent on documenting and reporting events to NHSN and maximize time spent on preventing infections. We have recently introduced algorithmic detection to Sentri7, beginning with automating the LabID identification and reporting workflow. Be sure to ask our team about more details!

We are also proud to present the following poster abstracts at this year’s conference:

Automated Surveillance Technology to Improve Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Workflow Efficiency: A Large Healthcare System Experience

An academic medical center realizes a 70% decrease in time spent on monthly surgical procedure denominator reporting pre- and post-implementation of an automated surveillance technology.

Validation of an Automated Surveillance Alert for Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia: A Trial and Error Process Worth the Effort

An automated surveillance alert for non-ventilator, healthcare-associated pneumonia (HAP) was developed and validated using manual surveillance as a benchmark.

Infection Preventionist's Adoption of Automated Surveillance: Perceived Advantages and Barriers

A convenience sample of 7 IPs were invited to a discussion group on the perceived advantages and barriers associated with adoption of automated surveillance with review and ranking of top contributing factors.

Electronic-Assisted Surveillance Following a Construction-Related Event to Improve Patient Safety

Automated surveillance technology was used to monitor a patient population for respiratory HAI following an exposure to deteriorating ceiling tiles and prerequisite environmental practices were enhanced prior to construction.

We hope to see you in Charlotte!

Topics: Infection Prevention

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Heather Quitos is the Digital Marketing Manager for Pharmacy OneSource.