“Infection Control in the Real World” Anna Sokol, RN, MN, BScKin, WOCC(C) and Kim Davis, PT, MScPT, STP

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Date: 03-09-23 at 07:00 pm ET

Credit: .1 CEU

Speakers: Anna Sokol, RN, MN, BScKin, BScN, WOCC(C) and Kim Davis, PT, MScPT, ATP

Level: Intermediate, Seating and Positioning & Best Business Practice

When the COVID-19 pandemic shook the world, some health care organizations discovered their wheelchair disinfection protocols were outdated. Organizations learned there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Many clinicians and administrators turned to vendors and manufacturers with questions about safe and effective cleaning of multi-component manual chairs and complex power systems. This session will discuss how infection control is approached in the real world, where regulatory requirements may sometimes compete with facility objectives. Our guest speaker Kim Davis will share successes and challenges of implementing new practices in the long-term care organization

Learning Objectives:

At the successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain regulatory requirements for cleaning and disinfection of wheelchairs in client homes, acute care hospitals, and LTC settings.
  • Describe what kind of role a clinician, a wheelchair vendor, and the health care administrator play in infection prevention and control
  • Assess how Covid 19 pandemic has changed approaches to cleaning and disinfection, manufacturer requirements, and selection of products by clinicians, vendors, and healthcare facilities.