Event Descriptions

I.P. Boot Camp - April 16-17


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Infection Prevention Boot Camp
April 16-17, 2019

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan

This boot camp is for novice infection prevention professionals in Kansas acute and ambulatory care settings who are not CIC certified and have not received previous APIC training.

Topics will include:

  • Being an Infection Preventionist and Leading Change
  • Regulations and Requirements
  • Basics of Epidemiology
  • Risk Assessment
  • IP as an Educator
  • Construction and Renovation
  • NHSN Basics
  • NHSN Analytics
  • Managing the IP Program
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • MDRO and Infectious Diseases of Interest to the IP
  • Using and  Reporting Data

Travel assistance is available to eligible participants.

Sponsored by

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance Program

with additional support by

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network
Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

For more information, contact Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, (785) 235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


New Quality Leader Workshop

KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

New Quality Leader Workshop
March 6-7, 2019

Garden City Community College Campus
Beth Tedrow Student Center - Endowment Room
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS

This two-day workshop will advance knowledge for new roles in quality, patient safety and change leadership.


Upon conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three key resources to support development as a quality improvement leader.
  • Propose a personal action plan to develop resiliency and sustainability.
  • Apply the Model for Improvement in one priority harm reduction topic at their organization.
  • Explore change management concepts and apply at least three to current work.
  • Describe three changes in the way data is currently collected, displayed or communicated to increase your effectiveness

Topics include:

  • Self-management and Development
  • The Model for Improvement
  • Teaming as a Verb, the Art of Engagement
  • Measures and Methods
  • Using Data Effectively
  • Putting It All Together

Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor and leadership coach, Cynosure Health, Inc.

Additional presenters include:

  • Michele Clark, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, ABC
    Program Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
  • Eric Cook-Wiens, MPH, CPHQ
    Data and Measurement  Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
  • Nadyne Hagmeier, RN
    Quality Improvement Consultant, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care
  • Susan Runyan, MHCL
    Chief Executive Officer, Runyan Health Care Quality Consulting and KHERF Consultant

Travel Assistance
If your hospital is a participant in the KHC HIIN and is located more than 50 miles from the meeting site, travel expense reimbursement may be available through the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative.  This reimbursement could cover one hotel night at the designated hotel at the discounted rate, as well as roundtrip mileage at the federal rate, up to $100.  KHC will provide an expense reimbursement form to eligible participants.  No food or incidental expenses will be covered.

Hotel Reservations
A block of rooms is being held at the Clarion Hotel in Garden City for Wednesday night, March 6, 2019.  To make your reservation, call (620) 275-7471 and ask for the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative room block.  The discounted rate of $92 plus tax is available through Friday, March 1, 2019.  Breakfast is included.

Lunches and refreshments are on your own.  A cafeteria is available in the building.

Questions? Contact the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative at 785-235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative - Feb. 1

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
Session #7

February 1, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative features one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals. The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices. The link to join the webinar will be mailed to enrolled participants.

For information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In 2017, KHC launched a new collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Tanya McIntosh, RN, BSN, CIC, infection preventionist with The University of Kansas Hospital is serving the statewide Hand Hygiene Collaborative as a hospital improvement advisor. Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a no-cost, easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

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