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SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology

SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course 

 

 SHEA/CDC/AMDA Infection Prevention in Post-Acute & Long Term Care Certificate Course  

 


 SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology*

Eligible for CME & CNE Credit 

haesslerLauri HicksApril 18 – 20, 2018
Track Chair: Sarah Haessler, MD and Lauri Hicks, DO

This certificate track continues to build upon the success of the SHEA training course held during previous SHEA meetings which is a great opportunity for Fellows and Infection Preventionists to take a deep dive into this specialty.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the process of surveillance for healthcare-associated infections and how to apply surveillance techniques and methods.
  • Define modes of transmission and approaches to prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, as well as other emerging infections in the healthcare setting.
  • Understand the roles that the environment, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization play in the cycle of transmission of infections to patients.
  • Identify how infection prevention activities align with the disciplines of Healthcare Quality and Safety.
  • Apply and define outbreak investigation techniques and evidence-based infection prevention strategies.
  • Evaluate the unique approaches to infection prevention among special populations.
  • Describe the role of leadership and clinical education in infection prevention efforts.
  • Gain a working knowledge of the role of the healthcare epidemiologist in antimicrobial stewardship, occupational health, epidemiology research, the microbiology laboratory, and emergency preparedness.

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*As a Training Course attendee, you will receive a printed ‘Certificate of Attendance’ in addition to your Credit Certificate.

 

SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course*

Eligible for CME, CNE & CPE Credit

TrivediElizabeth Dodds AshleyApril 18 – 20, 2018
Track Co-Chairs: Kavita Trivedi, MD and Elizabeth Dodds-Ashley, PharmD, MHS

We are very excited to continue this course for three days at the SHEA Spring 2018 Conference. This course is designed for pediatric and adult infectious diseases physicians, healthcare epidemiologists, microbiologists, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who are involved with creating, implementing, or improving an antibiotic stewardship program for their healthcare institution. Healthcare professionals representing all sizes of institutions will find the content relevant to their                                            needs.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the rationale for antimicrobial stewardship programs in healthcare institutions and communicate this rationale to other healthcare providers.
  • Evaluate components of effective antimicrobial stewardship programs and implement interventions in their healthcare setting.
  • Apply strategies for and measuring both process and outcomes measures.
  • Assess available data, including pharmacy and microbiology data, and the informatics strategies needed to support antimicrobial stewardship in their institution.
  • Identify concepts from improvement science and change theory to enhance implementation of antimicrobial stewardship activities.

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*As a Training Course attendee, you will receive a printed ‘Certificate of Attendance’ in addition to your Credit Certificate. 

 

SHEA/CDC/AMDA Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Certificate Course*

Eligible for CME & CNE Credit

StonejumpApril 18 – 19, 2018
Track Co-Chairs: Nimale Stone, MD and Robin Jump, MD

This certificate course will address aspects of infection prevention that are unique to skilled nursing facilities, where residents share dining, recreation and rehabilitation experiences. The course will review occupational health concerns in long-term care, including outbreaks that affect both staff and residents, such as influenza and norovirus and also emphasize opportunities to reduce unnecessary and inappropriate antimicrobial use. Speakers will specifically
discuss communication at care transitions and ways to educate talking with concerned family members, who may have been taught myths and misinformation.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe surveillance definitions and recognize differences in applying them in the post-acute and long-term care settings
  • Identify opportunities for infection prevention, including those caused by multi-drug resistant organisms, in the post-acute and long-term care settings.
  • Discuss recognition and response to common outbreaks in the post-acute and long-term care settings.
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety to healthcare workers and staff in the post-acute and long-term care settings.
  • Recognize the need for and opportunities to practice antimicrobial stewardship in the post-acute and long-term care settings.

*As a Training Course attendee, you will receive a printed ‘Certificate of Attendance’ in addition to your Credit Certificate.

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