Already a Champion?
To access Champion Program information and resources click on the link below for your session. Winter Session runs January 1 - December 31 and the Summer Session run June 1 - May 31. All program materials can be found on the session pages.
Champions must be logged in to view session materials. If you need assistance with your login, please email SGNA at email@example.com.
Become a Champion Today!
All SGNA members are eligible to apply for a scholarship to cover the costs of the Champions Program! The deadline to submit a scholarship application is Monday, December 30. Apply for a program scholarship here. The Infection Prevention Champions Program scholarships are supported by Boston Scientific.
Your facility’s GI/endoscopy unit is in a position to improve patient safety and care, but it needs the tools and knowledge to lead the charge! When you sign up to become a Champion for your GI/endoscopy unit, you are making a commitment to analyze your current infection prevention practices, and identify opportunities for improvement or change. Champions learn how to complete in-depth unit risk assessments, apply survey standards from accrediting organizations and build knowledge on leading practices.
Being a Champion also provides an opportunity for your GI/endoscopy unit to become the ‘go-to’ resources for infection prevention questions. They can work with the hospital’s infection prevention committee to review processes, products, education and competencies, and train others on how to follow SGNA standards.
Which program is right for you?
- The 1-year A.I. program ($275 member, $375 nonmember) guides participants to assess their current practices and implement best practices. This option allows units to change their Champions yearly.
- The 2-year AIM Program ($325 member, $425 nonmember) guides participants to assess their current practices and implement best practices in the first year, while the second year focuses on maintaining the optimal infection prevention standards for long-term success and patient safety. This options requires the Champion to remain the same individual for the full 2-year program.
For more information on the role of the Champion, please review the Champion Job Description.
Hear how the program helped Karen Wilson, MSN, RN, CGRN, and her unit prepare for joint commission surveys in our Be the Spark series.
Want to learn more?
Beverly Levanti BSN RN CGRN CASC, the Director of Nursing at Surgicare of Central New Jersey, credits the program for assisting her personal career development and bringing positive change to her unit. Read her full story on The Inside Tract here.
Why Infection Prevention?
Focus on Infection Prevention with SGNA Offerings! SGNA if proud to focus on infection prevention with offerings to help your unit ensure the very best in patient care.
Help SGNA raise awareness about the Infection Prevention Champions program! Find out ways you can help recruit Champions and spread the word about the resources in the Infection Prevention toolkit.
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