International Issues In Infection Prevention

Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

2304 - The Hidden Three Million: Infection Prevention Behind Bars

Thursday, June 15
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, B 117-119

The United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate. Currently 2.2 million inmates are housed in ~3700 prison and jail agencies. The potential for infectious disease transmission in these settings is significant. Individuals enter the correctional system with a high burden of infectious diseases. Rates of HIV infection, chronic hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis (TB) are far higher in correctional systems than in the general community. There is a significant potential for outbreaks, most commonly TB, varicella, scabies, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and influenza. Individuals return to communities, carrying with them this high burden of infectious disease. Infection prevention in correctional facilities is a critically important public health function. However, there is remarkably little published about this field. Few national guidelines specifically address infectious prevention and control in correctional facilities. In 2011, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) recognized that the infection preventionists in ~121 facilities were functioning in isolation, struggling to develop their programs. They lacked standard protocols, templates, forms, and training. The result was variable quality, inconsistency, and duplication of effort. The BOP has now created one national infection prevention program inclusive of a standardized set of infection prevention tools and comprehensive training.
A parallel situation exists for our nation’s 3700 correctional facilities. In September 2016, the BOP collaborated with the National Institute of Corrections to host a Correctional Infection Prevention Consortium (CIPC) meeting, which brought together infection preventionist staff from state and large urban jail systems to form a network and share tools. This session will describe the burden of infectious disease and disease transmission in the correctional setting, define the role of the infection preventionist coordinator in the correctional setting, and outline controversial issues in correctional infection prevention and control (IPC) as well as future goals identified at the 2016 CIPC meeting.

Learning Objectives:

    Presenter(s)

  • Sarah Bur, MPH, RN

    Infection Prevention and Control Officer
    Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Baltimore, Maryland

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  • Anita Grant, MS, BSN, AAS

    Corrections Health Manager
    Captain, United States Public Health Service, National Institute of Corrections
    Washington, District Of Columbia

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  • Julie King, BSN, RN, CCHP

    Infection Prevention and Control Nurse
    United States Public Health Services, Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Stewartville, Minnesota

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  • Moderator(s)

  • Shannon Davila, RN, MSN, CIC, CPHQ

    Director, Institute for Quality and Patient Safety
    New Jersey Hospital Association
    Titusville, New Jersey


Sarah Bur

Infection Prevention and Control Officer
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Baltimore, Maryland

Sarah Bur graduated with a BSN from University of Maryland, Baltimore, and MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Sarah began her nursing career with the U.S. Public Health Service as a nurse for Indian Health Services in Gallup, New Mexico, and then returned to Baltimore to work in hospice and home care. She worked for the Maryland Department of Mental Hygiene as professional education coordinator for the AIDS Administration, nurse epidemiologist in the Division of Tuberculosis Control, and as chief in several divisions. In 2004, she began public health consulting for the Bureau of Prisons. Since 2009, she has served as infection prevention control officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, responsible for coordinating infection prevention for 122 prisons and ~190,000 inmates, and developing infection control guidelines, programmatic tools, and a nationwide training program. She also consults on infectious disease issues and outbreak investigations.

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Anita Grant

Corrections Health Manager
Captain, United States Public Health Service, National Institute of Corrections
Washington, District Of Columbia

Anita Grant, captain in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, is the corrections health manager at the Department of Justice /National Institute of Corrections, where she coordinates public health– and behavioral health–related technical assistance and executive practitioner training for the agency. Grant has worked as behavioral health nurse manager for the Federal Medical Center, Devens, and as a nurse consultant for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Division of Survey and Certification. In February 2007, she was selected as the Federal Bureau of Prison’s national health services recruiter and helped recruit and place clinicians in over 3,600 positions in the agency’s 118 federal facilities. Grant has earned her BSN (1994), MS from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing (1998), and mortuary science degree (2012). She is a licensed mortician in the Virginia and Maryland.

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Julie D. King

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse
United States Public Health Services, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Stewartville, Minnesota

Commander Julie King is a nurse officer for the U.S. Public Health Service, currently deployed to the Federal Bureau of Prisons as one of two infection control and prevention subject matter experts responsible for consultation, oversight, development of policy, and outbreak management for the nation’s largest correctional system (121 institutions serving 205,000 inmates and 39,000 employees). Daily interactions and responsibilities intersect with contract correctional institutions, halfway houses, the Federal Marshals Service, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. Commander King is a certified correctional health professional experienced in various nursing areas, including psychiatric, medical surgical, hematology, ambulatory care, and nursing supervision. She has been deployed for disaster response; to assist Indian Health Services with Operation Continuing Promise on a joint military healthcare deployment; and to Nicaragua, Columbia, and Haiti in 2008. Julie received an Extended Function Dental Assisting Certification, a BSN, and a public health certification.

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Shannon Davila

Director, Institute for Quality and Patient Safety
New Jersey Hospital Association
Titusville, New Jersey

Shannon currently serves as the Director of the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Institute for Quality and Patient Safety and Clinical Director of the New Jersey Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. With a clinical background in adult critical care nursing, Shannon specializes in infection prevention and healthcare quality improvement. Shannon has provided leadership throughout several state and national patient safety programs including the New Jersey Sepsis Learning Action Collaborative, CMS Hospital Engagement Network, and On the CUSP Stop CAUTI. Shannon is certified in infection control, healthcare quality and as a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer. She received her BSN from the University of Southern Maine and her MSN from Walden University.

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  • APRIL BEEKS
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  • ELIZABETH BOWEN
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  • DIANNE BURDICK
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  • MATTHEW CLARK
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  • KIMBERLY DAVEY
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  • KAYLA DONOHUE
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  • JOHN ESTEBAN
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  • Daniel Field
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  • PAUL GENTILE
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  • ASHLEY GRAJCZYK
    EPIDEMIOLOGIST
    SPRINGFIELD-GREENE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
  • BONNIE GREENE
    DIV INFECTION PREVENTION COORDINATOR
    HCA SOUTH ATLANTIC DIVISION
  • JENNIFER HARDSOCK
    EMPLOYEE HEALTH NURSE
    CARLISLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
  • Savannah Hatt
    NSF International
  • HEATHER HILL
    Surveilance and Investigation Program Manager
    BENTON FRANKLIN HEALTH DISTRICT
  • GEOFFREY IKPEAMA
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    ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
  • MELISSA JANES
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    KAWEAH DELTA HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
  • STEPHANIE JOHNSON-SUTTON
    BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
  • GARY JORGENSEN
    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
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  • STEPHANIE LEONG
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    CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER
  • Stephani Lohman
    Infection Preventionist
    Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
  • TARA LONGVAL
    INFECTION PREVENTION COORDINATOR
    EAST COOPER MEDICAL CENTER
  • LESLIE MARIORENZI
    RN
    EAST SIDE LAB
  • RITA MCCONATHY
    INFECTION PREVENTIONIST
    MULTNOMAH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
  • SARAH MEGINLEY
    INFECTION CONTROL COORDINATOR
    MERCY HEALTH
  • MARY MOCKERMAN
    CQO
    BOX BUTTE GENERAL HOSPITAL
  • AMY MURRAY
    NURSE MANAGER
    DIGESTIVE HEALTH SPECIALISTS
  • KALEB PRICE
    INFECTION PREVENTIONIST
    GWINNETT MEDICAL CENTER
  • PAULA RAMSAMMY
    INFECTION PREVENTIONIST
    JACKSON HEALTH SYSTEM
  • SONHUI ROWE
    IP
    HALLMARK HEALTH INC.
  • ANGELA SALAZAR
    BENTON-FRANKLIN HEALTH DISTRICT
  • TIA TENNIS
    QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, INFECTION CONTROL
    US MEDICAL CENTER FOR FEDERAL PRISONERS
  • MARY WHEATON
    ICN
    WILCOX HEALTH
  • CAROLYN WILLIAMS
    OCC. HEALTH - I. D. MANAGER
    CITY OF PORTLAND OREGON
  • JULIA WOODWARD-PARKER
    Ic Coordinator
    UT ARLINGTON HEALTH SERVICES

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