Utilizing Data to Inform Decision Making in a Pandemic and Shape Future Practices

Recorded On: 08/12/2020

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it, including how we practice and deliver healthcare. During this unprecedented time, it is critical to utilize data to inform decision making and future practices. Data collection and analysis have critical roles in shaping programs, tracking progress, evaluating results, demonstrating accountability, and informing policies that will improve plans for future events. This presentation will take you through an historic journey covering several pandemics and will showcase how data collection and research significantly contributed to informed decision making. We will explore the importance of both qualitative and quantitative research, various data sources, and data reporting limitations, as well as opportunities to affect change during this pandemic and well into the future.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, learners will be able to: 

•       Discuss the importance of data collection during a pandemic

•       Review the importance of both qualitative and quantitative research.

•       Explore how data drives informed decision-making.

•       Review current COVID-19 data reporting limitations and opportunities.

Buffy Lloyd-Krejci

Founder, Lloyd-Krejci Consulting

Founder Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci has always had a passion for mitigating infectious diseases through a data-driven approach. Utilizing her degrees in Applied Mathematics and Bio-Medical Informatics, she participated in a national CDC and CMS pilot study supporting long-term care facilities in enrolling and reporting Clostridioides difficile infection into NHSN. Buffy realized how infections impact this vulnerable patient population with national estimates of 1-3 million infections leading to 380,000 deaths every year. Drawn to action to improve the infection prevention landscape, she founded Lloyd-Krejci Consulting.  

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: August 12, 2023

To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.

The Infusion Nurses Society is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209. The certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.


Live event: 08/12/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.
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