Webinar: The Basics of Infection Prevention and Control

17feb11:00 am12:00 pmWebinar: The Basics of Infection Prevention and Control

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This education is included in the 2021 SDAHO Education package – please check with your facility to see if you are already registered for that package.

In the current world of the pandemic and possibly entering the post-pandemic world, hospitals and critical access hospitals need to remember the basics of infection prevention and control.  Deficiencies within this Condition of Participation cause nearly 25% of the Condition Level Deficiencies in The Joint Commission accredited hospitals and in non-accredited hospitals.  This seminar will review the updated 2020 regulations and address some of the most common cited deficiencies.

  • Describe new CMS infection control conditions of participation regulations and interpretative guidelines
  • Identify examples of commonly cited infection control issues.
  • Provide tips in self-monitoring for compliance

Nancy Ruzicka has experience teaching and assisting hospitals and other healthcare facilities in understanding applicable Federal and State laws, rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. Her experience also encompasses teaching all levels of healthcare staff in understanding compliance and HIPAA requirements. Nancy has been a frequent speaker for the Iowa Hospital Association on EMTALA and Conditions of Participation for hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Nancy’s previous experiences include Director of Integrity & Compliance and Privacy Official at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines; Director of Regulatory Compliance at UnityPoint Health and over twenty years of experience with Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Nancy received her MJ in Health Law, MBA and BS in Pharmacy from Drake University, Des Moines. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.


Registration for this webinar is per connection needed at a facility. This allows multiple staff members to participate in the education using one connection. Prior registration is required to ensure connection information and applicable materials are distributed prior to the webinar. The registration fee for this webinar is $49 per SDAHO Member facility /$99 per non-member facility.


(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST