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July 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Learn about Statewide Implementation of a Colon Bundle: Turn Challenges into Successes from Mary Catanzaro, RN, BSMT, (ASCP), CIC, FAPIC.
Mary Catanzaro joined The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) in February, 2012 as a program manager for HAP’s Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) which is part of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Partnership for Patients initiative. Her primary responsibilities focus on the implementation and management of collaboratives related to hospital associated infections (central line associated infections, catheter associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, ventilator associated events, Clostridium difficile infections and antimicrobial stewardship). She has also worked with the State Department of Health to perform hospital visits to assess hospital’s readiness to respond to emerging infectious diseases. She is currently working with the Agency for Healthcare and Quality as state lead for their ICU Safety collaborative.
Mary has worked in the healthcare field for more than 30 years. First as a medical technologist and later as a nurse. Her nursing career has varied from critical care to rehabilitation and lastly to occupational health and infection prevention. She has been CIC certified since 2007. She has been published in AJIC for her research in C. difficile prevention, in ICHE and Critical Care Medicine for her work with Hopkins in ventilator associated pneumonia reduction and in the PSA’s Advisory for work related to the successful reduction of SSI with use of a decolonization bundle. In 2017, she was recognized as a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC).
WSHA Learning Collaboratives are available exclusively to WSHA systems, hospitals, physicians. They are also open to organizations participating in the WSHA/ASHNHA Partnership for Patients, including members of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association. WSHA encourages your hospital to extend this invitation to your program providers, leaders and staff involved with relevant areas or work or study.