KDHE-KHC Learning Action Network

KDHE-KHC Learning Action Network

Basic Infection Prevention Learning Series
for the Ambulatory Care Setting

The statewide Learning Action Network (LAN) for the outpatient setting features basic infection prevention training for frontline health care workers and office staff. This collaborative conducted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) in partnership with KHC features a nine-part, bi-weekly series of noon-time sessions focused on building knowledge and confidence in improving infection prevention practices. The virtual series began Feb. 25 and ends June 17. There is no cost to participate. The schedule and recordings of previous sessions are available below.

The LAN is intended for Kansas ambulatory care settings and will bring together engaged stakeholders around a shared goal to support advancing knowledge in infection prevention basics that participants can understand and confidently apply the principles and protocols necessary to protect themselves, their facility, and patients from infectious disease threats.


The objectives are:

  • To create foundational knowledge of infection control among frontline health care workers and others working in an outpatient health care facility so that they will understand and be ready to implement infection control protocols and procedures throughout their workday, including during every patient care activity and health care interaction.

  • To bring together learners and collaborators to provide infection control training they need to protect themselves, their patients, and community from infectious disease threats.

  • To help prevent the spread of infectious disease threats, including COVID-19.

Schedule and Session Recordings

Each bi-weekly session will be held Thursdays from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. via Zoom.

Session #1Feb. 25
Infection Prevention Program Development, Leadership, Policies, and Procedures

  • Define the purpose of the infection control program (IPC)
  • Identify the IPC core activities
  • Explain IPC policy and procedure development
  • Discuss purpose and process of IPC risk assessment development

Presentation handout     |     Presentation video

Session #2March 11
Disease Reporting and Surveillance

  • Define disease reporting requirements for health professionals in Kansas
  • Identify reportable conditions, timeframe for reporting, and who to report to

Presentation handout     |     Presentation video  (to be posted following event)

Session #3 March 25
Occupational Health Considerations

Session #4April 8
Personal Protective Equipment

Session #5 April 22
Hand Hygiene

Session #6May 6
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

Session #7 May 20
Device Reprocessing

Session #8June 3
Antimicrobial Stewardship

Session #9 — June 17
Learning/Sharing Forum


Questions?

Contact:

  • Michele Clark, KHC Senior Director of Quality Initiatives & Special Projects, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or
  • Bryna Stacey, Program Director, KDHE Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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