Continuous Quality Improvement

Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

1304 - Building Your Professional Competency in Research: How Peer Review Really Works

Wednesday, June 14
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, B 113-114

Infection preventionists help one another when they publish the results of their quality improvement programs and research studies. Authors, editors, and reviewers work together to ensure manuscripts are clear and complete. This session will describe the peer review process and outline best practices for giving and receiving rigorous, constructive critique. The APIC professional competency framework encourages infection preventionists to participate in research and share the results of their work in published reports. Authoring a manuscript for publication is a challenging undertaking, especially for anyone unfamiliar with the peer review process. Evaluating and critiquing a manuscript is also a daunting task, especially for a new reviewer. This session will strengthen the infection preventionist’s research competency by providing an in-depth but practical description of the peer review process for aspiring authors and reviewers. The topic will be addressed from three perspectives. A seasoned journal editor will reveal what qualifications are required to be a reviewer, and what guidance is provided to reviewers about how to complete a review. Two reviewers — one expert and one novice — will describe their different approaches to the task and what they look for in a manuscript. An emerging author will relate her experience of receiving and responding to reviewer feedback. Using examples of constructive reviewer comments, the presenters will demonstrate the collaborative nature of the peer review process and how it can be used to improve infection preventionist research reports to have maximal impact on infection prevention practice.

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Laurie Conway

Assistant Professor
University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Toronto, Ontario

Laurie Conway, PhD, is an assistant professor for the University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Her research interests include the prevention of device-associated infections in hospitalized patients, the association between hand hygiene compliance and healthcare-associated infections, and the role and preparation of infection preventionists. Laurie’s research is informed by her strong clinical background as an adult intensive care nurse, and by her international experience as an infection preventionist at large and small hospitals. She has been board certified in infection control since 1999. Laurie’s peer-reviewed publications have addressed guidelines and policies for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infection, adoption of policies to prevent surgical site infections, the evolving role of the infection preventionist, and implementation of electronic systems for monitoring hand hygiene compliance.

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Janet Haas

Director, Epidemiology
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, New York

Janet Haas is the director of epidemiology at Lenox Hill Hospital, as well as an associate editor of the American Journal of Infection Control. She has been involved with the APIC Professional Development and Research Committees and the APIC Board of Directors. She’s the author of many peer-reviewed articles, and has been a reviewer for the American Journal of Infection Control for eight years.

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Amanda Hessels

Associate Research Scientist/Nurse Scientist
Columbia University/Hackensack Meridian Health
New York, New York

Amanda Hessels, PhD, is a nurse scientist at Meridian Health, New Jersey, and has 20 years of extensive experience in adult critical care nursing, epidemiology, infection prevention, and healthcare quality in community, academic, urban, and suburban settings. Dr. Hessels earned her doctorate in nursing from Rutgers University College of Nursing in 2014. She subsequently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections program at Columbia University School of Nursing under the primary mentorship of Dr. Larson. Her research interests are to advance the science of infection prevention practices, particularly the fundamentals of standard precautions. Dr. Hessels is an active member of APIC and received the 2015–2016 APIC Heroes of Implementation Research Award.

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Elaine Larson

Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Therapeutic and Pharmaceutical Research
Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, New York

Elaine Larson, PhD, is associate dean for research and Anna C. Maxwell Chair of Nursing Research at Columbia University School of Nursing and a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is a former dean for the Georgetown University School of Nursing. Dr. Larson has been a member of the board of directors, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Report Review Committee, National Academy of Sciences. She received the first Pathfinder Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research in 2003, an International Nurse Researcher Award from Sigma Theta Tau International in 2011, and the Hygieia Medal in 2015. She has been editor of the American Journal of Infection Control since 1995. She has published more than 350 journal articles, four books, and a number of book chapters in the areas of infection prevention, epidemiology, and clinical research.

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Sara Reese

Infection prevention specialist
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorado

I received my PhD in Microbiology from Colorado State University in 2008. I did a 2 year post doctoral fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control working on tularemia and plague from 2008-2010. I then worked in the Health Facilities Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment from 2010-2012. I am currently an Infection Prevention Specialist at Denver Health Hospital.

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