APIC San Diego Chapter

2014 San Diego APIC Annual Conference

  • 2014 Annual Conference

Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyards
35960 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Friday,  September 26, 2014 7:30am – 3:00pm


Infection Prevention in the Surgical Environment

Program Description:

This program will deliver the latest breaking news and information on current issues in Infection Prevention in the surgical environment for both inpatient and outpatient locations.  This educational program is for professionals in Infection Prevention, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Nursing, OR staff, Environmental Services, Home Health, Long Term Care, Ambulatory Care,  and Ambulatory Surgical Centers. 6.0 Hours of CEU credits will be provided for this event.  There will be a vendor fair, raffle prizes and wine tasting at end of the event.

Program Outline:

  • 7:30 to 8:00 Registration, Breakfast &Vendor Displays
  • 8:00 to 8:10  Welcome and Announcements
  • 8:10 to 9:00  Will Jones, MBA, BAPS, FACHE – Sterile Processing Department and High Level Disinfection 
  • 9:00 to 9:50  Bryan Webb, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA – Follow the Patient: Empowering Preop, Intraop, and Postop to Prevent Infections
  • 9:50 to 10:20  Break and Vendor Fair
  • 10:20 to 11:10  Jackie Daley, HBSc, MLT, CIC, CSPDS – Emerging, Reemerging Pathogens and “Superbugs”, Patient Management in the Preoperative Environment

  • 11:10 to 12:00  Salah S. Qutaishat, PHD, CIC, FSHEA – OR Environmental Cleaning
  • 12:00 to 1:00  Lunch Buffett and Vendor Fair
  • 1:00 to 1:50  Kim Delahantey, BSN, PHN, MBA-HCM, CIC – Building an Effective Infection Surveillance Prevention and Control Program
  • 1:50 to 2:40  Tracy Lanier, BSN, CIC – SSI reporting in NHSN (COLO and HYST)
  • 2:40 to 2:55  Closing Comments/Evaluations/CEU Distribution/Door Prizes


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Will Jones, MBS, BAPS, FACHE

Will graduated school from National University with an MBA in Track Organizational Leadership. He is a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force Reserves. He spent several years as the Care Center Supply manager at Scripps Encinitas overseeing Operations Sterilization and Processing department.

Bryan Webb, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA

Bryan received his Associates Degree in Nursing from Maric College, his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and completed studies as a Registered Nurse First Assistant at the University of California Los Angeles. During his perioperative career, he has held positions as a staff nurse, charge nurse, RNFA (specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery) and Director of Nursing. He has overseen infection control, quality assurance, staff education and performed the role of safety coordinator. Primarily working in the adult care arena, Bryan’s experience has focused on improving patient quality of care while also ensuring facility staff satisfaction and retention. Bryan has given numerous presentations to both professional and service organizations locally, regionally and throughout the United States.

Jacqueline Daley, HBSc, MLT, CIC, CSPDS

Jacqueline is a certified Infection Preventionist with over 30 years of experience. She has been the Director, Infection Prevention and Control at Sinai Hospital for over 11 years and is currently the Corporate Director for Infection Prevention and Control, LifeBridge Health. She is a certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Supervisor through the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution for the over 14 years.  She has presented at local, national and international conferences and meetings on various topics related to Infection Prevention and Control, surgical site infections and sterilization and disinfection.  Jacqueline has also been an active member of the Maryland Health Care Commission Advisory Committee on Health Care-Associated Infections since 2006. She is also the current President-elect for the local Baltimore Chapter of APIC.  She has a number of collaborative published articles on prevention of surgical site infections utilizing chlorhexidine gluconate prep wipes. She has also written a chapter on Central Service Leaders and Infection Prevention in the Central Service Leadership Manual published by the International Association of Healthcare Central Services Materiel Management. Jacqueline also serves a publications reviewer for American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and AAMI.

Salah S. Qutaishat, PhD, CIC, FSHEA

Dr. Qutaishat received his PhD in microbiology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, an MS in medical biology from Long Island University, and a BS in Biology from the University of Jordan. For the past two decades he held several positions in infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology. He is an expert in infection prevention, prevention of microbial resistance, and healthcare informatics. Dr. Qutaishat is also certified in infection control (CIC) and is a fellow of the society of healthcare epidemiology of America (FSHEA). He was on the clinical faculty at SUNY at Buffalo, and University of Wisconsin at La-Cross, mentoring and teaching undergraduate, and graduate students. He is a member of several professional societies including; the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and Healthcare Infection Society (HIS.) Dr. Qutaishat published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals, he is also a reviewer for both APIC and SHEA journals, and the APIC Text Book. He also presented clinical findings at national and local meetings.

Kim Delahanty, BSN, PHN, MBA-HCM, CIC

Kim has expert knowledge in all facets of infection prevention and clinical epidemiology and TB Control within healthcare settings. She is the go to Government liaison as it relates to infection prevention and clinical epidemiology.  Administrative Director of Infection Prevention Clinical Epidemiology/TB Control at UCSD Health Systems Kim has been the Chair of multiple committees including California Department Public Health Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Working Group (CDPH HAI AWG) from 2005 to 2006. GERM Commission of San Diego to eradicate resistant microorganisms and the California Department Public Health Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Committee (CDPH HAI AC) from 2006 to present.  She has publishing multiple articles and done countless Webinars. Kim has done numerous speaking engagements nationally and internationally on infection prevention and clinical epidemiology and multiple media interviews on infection prevention and clinical epidemiology

Tracy Lanier, BSN, CIC

Tracy Lanier has had a eventful career working in a variety of nursing and infection prevention positions in the United States and Canada. She graduated from the Nursing Diploma Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1994 and from Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program at the University of Victoria in 1998. Tracy went on to work in multiple nursing settings, until specializing in infection control in 2003. In 2005, she achieved Certification in Infection Control (CIC). Throughout her career, Tracy has been involved in many professional practice groups and committees. She has been a member of APIC since 2003, holding board positions as secretary and nominating committee member. Tracy is currently an Infection Preventionist with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Liaison Program, covering Imperial, Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties in Southern California.

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For Vendors interested in participating:

SD APIC is presenting a one day infection prevention clinical epidemiology seminar.  Our target audience includes professionals in infection prevention, public health arena, family practice physicians and clinicians, microbiologists and pharmacists, as well as front line pre-hospital and nursing staff.  Based on attendance at our last two annual seminars, we anticipate 120 to 150 attendees. The program is scheduled for Friday, September 26,  2014 from 7:30 am to 3:00 p.m. at the Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, California. We have allotted time for participants to visit vendor displays during registration, at the morning break and lunch break. We encourage your company’s participation in this event and welcome your support as a vendor.  Our vendor fee is $425.00 which includes one display space/table, lunch for two vendors and recognition (for each additional representative that will attend, please add $25).  If your registration will be arriving after September 1, please add a $50 late fee.  We are only accepting payment by check from Vendors. Your participation in this event will contribute to the success of our program by offsetting costs and providing future educational scholarship funding for APIC members.  In addition, if you are able to, please bring a gift suitable for our raffle. Vendor Space is limited.

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