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Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®

Home Care and Hospice Consultant, Home Health Systems, Inc

Mary McGoldrick, has been a pioneer in the field of infection prevention and control in home care and hospice for over 25 years, with seminal works published on infection prevention and control for the home health and hospice industries. Mary began her home care career more than 40 years ago as a home health aide, and since that time has served in a myriad of home care clinical, management, and executive-level positions, including a hospice volunteer. Additionally, she served as a home care and hospice surveyor for The Joint Commission for 12 years, and as a subject matter expert on infection prevention and control in home care to the CDC-HICPAC, APIC, and others. Mary is an author of more than 125 articles and several books, chapters, and manuals on topics related to infection prevention and control in home care and hospice, including the Home Care Infection Prevention and Control Program and the first and second editions of the APIC book on Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice.

  • Private Duty National Conference & Expo

    • Infection Control and Prevention Strategies for Private Duty Providers

      Friday, October 29, 2021, 11:40 a.m.- 12:40 p.m.

      Principles of infection prevention and control are universal; however, implementing these strategies in the home presents unique challenges for private duty providers. Understanding how to implement the current CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations and adapt them for private duty services is challenging. Learn how to implement best practices for supervisors making home visits and for the private duty staff in the home. Topics will include bag technique, equipment management, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, PPE use/reuse and distribution, the implementation of transmission-based isolation precautions, and more.

      Tool: Key questions private duty staff and supervisors need to know to prevent and control infections in the home

  • Home Health
    Payment Summit

  • Home Health
    Administrator’s Summit

    • Combat Survey Risks Related to COVID-19, Infection Prevention & Infection Control

      Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 10:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

      Infection prevention and control practices will continue to be a significant focus for home health surveyors. Learn how to monitor your surveillance data to make sure that SARS-CoV-2 has not found its way back into your patient population or staff, and incorporate this data into your QAPI program. You’ll learn about the most recent survey citations and how to avoid them with a breakdown of best practices for home visits, bag technique, equipment management, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, PPE use, and transmission-based isolation precautions.

      Tool: Key questions for field staff during home visits