Healthcare associated infections can have a huge impact on healthcare costs. The South Dakota Project Firstline (SD PFL) Office Hour will discuss how health care teams can prevent infections by improving infection control practices and reducing antimicrobial resistance through appropriate antibiotic use.
SD PFL Office Hour: Antimicrobial Resistance
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 11:00 AM Central
“October’s Office Hour will focus on antimicrobial resistance, which is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time,” said Rebecca Sime, RN, program manager for the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC). “The good news is we can fight antimicrobial resistance by utilizing infection control and prevention in healthcare. By actively participating in ongoing education and training in infection prevention, healthcare workers are best situated to protect those they care for.”
Healthcare professionals from across the state can register for the SD PFL Office Hour to join the open conversation format and discuss infection prevention and control practices. Held on the second Wednesday of the month, each session helps attendees recognize and address infection control risks commonly present in health care and community settings.
SD PFL supports the HAI efforts by providing education on hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, and process improvements. Find the full list of training tools and resources on the SD PFL website.