Hindsight & Forethought – COVID-19 and Infection Prevention

December 16, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time
CHI owner insured hospital and long term care risk managers, infection prevention professionals, patient safety officers, quality improvement, direct care providers, clinical leadership, clinical educators.


The COVID-19 pandemic has been a steep learning curve for us all. To keep patients and staff as safe as possible, infection preventionists researched, implemented, educated, then modified as conditions and information evolved over the past 19 months.  What worked well? What didn’t?  And what practices can we carry into future practice?  Join us for a one-hour webinar discussing these questions and other COVID-19 infection prevention topics.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, the participants should be able to: 

  1. Identify at least 2 infection prevention practices that were successful during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss how they might be adapted for the post-acute COVID-19 period.
  2. Discuss the role of antibiotic and diagnostic stewardship in ongoing pandemic preparedness and health care associated infections.
  3. Contrast several strategies that worked well during the COVID response with those strategies which did not.
  4. Discuss unique challenges experienced in other healthcare settings such as ambulatory and long term care during the pandemic.
  5. Outline the challenge experienced regarding the prevention of health care associated infections during the pandemic.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number 12205 for 1 contact hour.



Ann Marie Pettis RN, BSN, CIC, FAPIC
Director, Ambulatory Infection Prevention
University of Rochester Medicine, Highland Hospital

Ann Marie Pettis has more than 30 years of experience as an infection preventionist with expertise primarily in acute and ambulatory healthcare.  Currently she is Director of Ambulatory Infection Prevention at University of Rochester Medicine: Highland Hospital.  She has published articles in peer reviewed journals, as well as a variety of trade publications and lectured locally, nationally and internationally.  She has served as both President and legislative representative for the local chapter of her professional organization and served in a variety of voluntary and elected positions for international APIC, the Association of Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology.  Ann Marie is an APIC fellow and is currently the President of APIC International.  Most importantly, she is the proud mom of four amazing children.

Web Access

Optima uses Zoom Webinars, upon registration, you will receive connection information with a unique link to join the webinar.


This event is a webinar. Optima uses Zoom Webinars, upon registration, you will receive connection information with a unique link to join the webinar.