Leadership/Professional Development

Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

1506 - Pushing the Boulder Up the Mountain: Communication Strategies to Promote Infection Control in the Face of Organizational Challenges

Wednesday, June 14
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, B 110-112

Infection preventionists are thoroughly equipped with scientific data and best practices to control infection within healthcare facilities. However, translation and communication of this information to healthcare leadership and practitioners is an equally important facet of the position, yet one in which there is often little training. Understanding of organizational and communication theories and practices is important as infection preventionists navigate complex organizational dynamics and competing priorities to procure resources for prevention initiatives. Additionally, this body of knowledge and skills helps infection preventionists strategically address limited buy-in and compliance with basic, evidence-based infection prevention practices among healthcare staff. This workshop is designed for novice and proficient infection preventionists who desire to gain strong communication and leadership skills for their professional practice. The content of this session integrates professional experience and knowledge from the fields of infection control, organizational theory, and communication. Workshop participants will learn how to effectively advocate for resources, design health messages that drive behavior change, and manage difficult conversations about different professional views, all of which can ultimately help reduce the burden of healthcare-associated infections in their patients. Participants will apply research-informed principles of effective communication to the development and adaptation of messages for workshops, orientations, briefings, campaigns, and one-on-one education that they can use in their own facilities. Additionally, participants will practice verbal communication strategies that will help them build professional networks of support with leadership and staff in their respective organizations. The overarching goal of this session is to build participants’ confidence and skillset for being effective advocates of patient safety and infection prevention.

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Dorothy Andreas

Communication Specialist
O Analysis, Ltd.
Tomball, Texas

Dorothy C. Andreas, PhD (2010, Texas A&M University), is a communication specialist and certified mediator with a certificate in training and organizational development (2005, Texas State University). Her work translates communication, conflict management, and organizational scholarship into effective messages and interactions that foster safety and risk management in health, environmental, and technological contexts. Her research has identified enabling factors and barriers to dialogue in cross-disciplinary interactions to develop national security policy of nuclear medicine technology. Her current consulting practice focuses on supporting safety culture and effective interactions with regulators in the nuclear power context. Dr. Andreas has been published in journals such as Patient Education and Counseling and Social Science & Medicine, and volumes such as The Handbook of Conflict Management and Communication Yearbook. She has presented at conferences such as the Western States Accreditation Council Conference, IMPACT Conference, and Software Certification Consortium.

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Stephanie Stroever

Infection Preventionist
Infection Prevention & Management Associates
Spring, Texas

Stephanie Stroever is a certified infection preventionist with a BS in microbiology and an MPH with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology and health communication. She currently serves as an infection preventionist with Infection Prevention & Management Associates as a program manager at a 60-bed rehabilitation hospital, where she provides scientific expertise in the field of infection control and collaborates with healthcare personnel and leadership for positive patient outcomes. She has managed infection control programs for large and small acute care hospitals and utilized epidemiological principles for surveillance of healthcare-associated infections, as well as important health promotion strategies and policy management skills to encourage and maintain best practices. She has participated in research activities resulting in publication in the American Journal of Infection Control, Preventing Chronic Diseases, and American Journal of Microbiology. Her work has been featured at national conferences and she has effectively implemented health campaigns.

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Tania N. Bubb

Director Infection Prevention & Control Practioner
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, New York

Dr. Tania Bubb is an Infection Preventionist at New York University Langone Medical Center. Tania was recently awarded her doctoral degree in the area of nursing. Her dissertation topic focuses the evaluation of varied education strategies to prevent infections related to central venous catherization. She has also published and presented posters related to infection prevention and control at national and local organizational conferences (i.e. APIC). She chairs a national committee for her professional organization (APIC), and is both a board member and peer reviewer for the American Journal of Infection Control, among other professional activities.

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1506 - Pushing the Boulder Up the Mountain: Communication Strategies to Promote Infection Control in the Face of Organizational Challenges

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