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Webinar: Gaps in MDRO and CDIFF Programs Identified Through Infection Control Assessments

December 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


The Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) tools were developed by CDC to assist health departments in assessing infection prevention practices and guide quality improvement activities (e.g., by addressing identified gaps). ICAR tools are administered by the Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance Program of the Louisiana Department of Health. The respective ICAR survey for acute care hospitals consists of three domains, including prevention of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the ICAR tool
  • Identify prevention methods for Clostridium difficile
  • Consider gaps in CDI prevention that were identified through ICAR surveys in Louisiana

Webinar Host

Webinar: Gaps in MDRO and CDIFF Programs Identified Through Infection Control Assessments
Erica Washington, MPH
Public Health Epidemiologist, Louisiana DHH
Erica has served as the Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program Coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Health since 2009. Ms. Washington works with local and federal partners to ensure patient safety in healthcare. She is certified in public health (CPH), infection control (CIC), and healthcare quality (CPHQ). Her professional affiliations include Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (past president of Greater New Orleans Chapter), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Society for Epidemiologic Research. She was a 2016-2017 Informatics-Training in Place Program Fellow (I-TIPP) through Project S.H.I.N.E.: a collaborative between Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, and National Association of City and County Health Officials. She is an alumna of Louisiana State University where she received her bachelor of science, and of Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she received her master’s in public health.

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for a total of 1 nursing contact hour by the Louisiana Hospital Association for complete attendance of the program.  The Louisiana Hospital Association is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing – CE Provider #39.


December 12, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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