POSTPONED November 8 SD PFL Office Hour: Micro Learn on Cough and Congestion

Providing infection control education for healthcare staff has been made easy through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) new series of micro-learn resources. These quick and educational tools are a resource for infection preventionists and department managers to quickly access and share.  

The upcoming South Dakota Project Firstline (SD PFL) Office Hour will review the new cough and congestion micro learn option from the CDC. .  

SD PFL Office Hour: Micro Learn on Cough and Congestion 
Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 11:00 AM Central 

“Respiratory Illness season is upon us. The CDC has created various new micro-learns for facilities to utilize to train their staff in a quick and educational manner. With these viral illnesses increasing in the healthcare setting this time of year, a refresher on the basics in infection control to protect against respiratory illnesses will be presented at the ideal time,” says Jess Danko, MSHA, RRT, LTC-CIP, program manager for the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC). 

Jess Danko

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 and now includes new resources that can be utilized in the healthcare facilities. 

Cheri Fast, BSN, RN, CIC, LTC- CIP, SDFMC program manager, shares the healthcare acquired infection (HAI) knowledge she has gained from completing proactive infection control assessments and response (ICAR) for facilities across the state.   

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.