This webinar will begin at 11 a.m. CDT, 12 p.m. EST
DNV GL has launched a new certification designation that promotes the reduction of infection risk in hospitals through an innovative assessment process called Managing Infection Risk (MIR). This training describes how healthcare organizations can build successful systems for risk reducing outcomes.
This is a risk-based, management systems approach, designed to enhance the culture of the hospital to minimize healthcare associated infections and associated costs. This webinar will include an overview of key standards, associated subject areas and requirements. Participants can also learn how to apply for this survey designation and ability to become a DNV GL Center of Excellence.
Linda Spaulding, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda is the CEO and founder of InCo and Associates International. Linda has devoted the last 24 years educating both health care workers and the general public in the importance of Infection Prevention. Currently, Linda consults not only with ambulatory surgery centers, long term and acute care facilities, but also other disciplines such as police, fire rescue and dental in the development of strong, evidence based infection prevention programs and practices. She is a certified DNVGL Hospital Accreditation Surveyor and manages the DNVGL Hospital Managing Infections Risks Certification Program. She holds a Lead Auditor Healthcare Certificate for ISO 9001-2015.
Linda has been the principle investigator in numerous outbreaks including those involving hemodialysis, multi-drug resistance organisms, norovirus, influenza, scabies and others. In 1997 she identified an outbreak of A-Sydney influenza which had never been seen before in the U.S.
Linda has published many articles related to infection prevention and has developed many education programs on a variety of topics. She also developed a series of training programs for Japan to implement infection control programs into Japan hospitals. She had written elearning programs for companies in the U.S. including Fortuna 500 companies as well as India, and Ireland. Over the last 12 years Linda has provided consultation for Emergency Management for Acute and Long Term care facilities working closely with the Emergency Management teams in HI and Florida.