Continuous Quality Improvement

Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

2101 - Mapping Your Way to Success: Program Evaluation for the Infection Preventionist

Thursday, June 15
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, A 107-109

Infection preventionists are often leading the effort in healthcare-associated infection (HAI) process improvement projects within their organizations. With limited time and resources, infection preventionists often find themselves performing tasks and audits that don’t really have the needed impact on the issue they are trying to address. Utilizing the tools of program evaluation can better equip infection preventionists to focus their limited resources in the areas that matter most. It helps them understand what processes and efforts are needed to be effective to begin with, and later on, which ones are working and are having an impact on their long-term goals. The session will review the concept of program evaluation and discuss how to set measurable goals and objectives for a new initiative. The application of logic mapping and formal program evaluation will also be reviewed and tied into how it adds value to infection prevention programs. The concept will be applied to a realistic infection preventionist situation to help the audience conceptualize the strategy. The target audience for this session is all infection preventionists or anyone trying to improve their process improvement strategy. We often implement elements of logic mapping and program evaluation naturally, but this session will show the benefits of formally doing so.

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Asra A. Salim

Infection Preventionist
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Asra Salim is an infection preventionist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Previously, she served as the manager of Infection Prevention and Control at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL, and lead infection preventionist at Lodi Memorial Hospital in Lodi, CA. Asra earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and her masters degree in public health from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is board certified in infection control and epidemiology, as well as public health. Recognizing that an effective and progressive infection control program is much more than hand hygiene, isolation precautions and devices, she is passionate about looking beyond the obvious and incorporating other sciences into traditional practice to help make IP programs more effective and successful.


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Annemarie Flood

Sr. Manager Infection Prevention Program
City of Hope
Los Angeles, California

Annemarie Flood RN BSN MPH FAPIC is the Sr Manager of the Infection Prevention Program for the City of Hope, in Duarte California. City of Hope is a free-standing comprehensive cancer center which performs over 700 bone marrow transplants each year. Her infection prevention experience includes organ transplant, trauma, pediatric, and psychiatric programs.

She is a member of the APIC Greater LA Chapter. She has served as secretary and president of both her local chapter and the California APIC Coordinating Council (CACC). She currently serves as a director on the APIC board.

Annemarie received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing and her Master’s degree in Public Health from Walden University. She has been certified in infection prevention and control since 2000. She was designated as an APIC Fellow in 2016.


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