kathryn hansen
Kathryn Hansen, BS, CPC, CPMA, REEGT
Enhanced Standards for Infection Prevention in the Sleep Lab

Ms. Hansen is a recognized national presenter at professional conferences focused on the practice of sleep medicine, neurodiagnostic testing, and coding and billing compliance.  As a partner, she is a […]

Ms. Hansen is a recognized national presenter at professional conferences focused on the practice of sleep medicine, neurodiagnostic testing, and coding and billing compliance.  As a partner, she is a clinical author of online education with Sleep Education Partners, a company dedicated to meeting cost-effective electronic educational needs for professionals.  Kathryn Hansen is the owner of Integration Consultants, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm working with hospitals and medical practices to grow revenue and maintain compliance with Federal and State regulatory standards. She works with professional organizations to advocate for legislative change impacting licensure and credentialing of healthcare providers.

She serves as the Executive Director of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, a professional healthcare organization, dedicated to advancing sleep psychology research, science, and innovative therapies for improving medical outcomes and clinical practice.

She is a partner of Sleep Education Partners, a company dedicated to meeting cost-effective electronic educational needs for sleep medicine providers, dental specialists, and cognitive behavioral therapists.

Kathryn is a member of the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, the Association of Neurodiagnostic Technologists, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Cardiovascular Sleep Medicine, and Women Leading Kentucky.

Course Description:
Infection prevention and control focuses on preventing the spread of infections in healthcare facilities and the community.  Effective infection monitoring starts with education of healthcare workers focusing on the care delivery processes based on an evidence-based approach outlined in the Infection Control Plan. This presentation will discuss the elements of a standard Infection Control Plan, the protocol for use of disposable versus reusable sleep products, approved cleaning directions, and documentation to track the completion of appropriate disposal or cleaning of sleep devices and supplies. It will discuss the observations that are important to incorporate to monitor the environmental risks, and steps to incorporate monitoring of OSHA, and CMS standards for infection prevention.

Monitoring the outcomes provides the evidence for reporting to the program’s Quality Council and is documented in the Sleep Lab Performance Improvement/Quality Assurance summary.  A process for reporting the outcomes will be delineated with evidence of the effectiveness for monitoring and prevention of infections in the sleep lab.

Learning Objectives:
Identify the importance of the Infection Control Plan
Create the elements of an Infection Control Plan
Summarize and report the outcomes of monitoring the risk for transmission of infections and disease

Conflicts: None