Training Courses

SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology

SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course 

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


Track Course Schedule

Track Courses will be held the week prior to the SHEA Spring General Sessions. Live courses will launch April 7, 2021 and end April 8, 2021. The SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epi extends to Friday April 9, 2021. There will be On-Demand Content in addition to the live content that will launch upon opening of the SHEA Spring Virtual Platform.

As part of the training courses, you are required to participate in the pre-program on-demand sessions which have launch on the virtual platform. All other sessions will be live and posted on-demand after the event.

These Training Courses will utilize a “flipped classroom” approach that allows you to dedicate more of your time at the live virtual conference to engaging with your colleagues and faculty to develop strategies and insights to improve your practice. What this means to you is that you will need to invest time in advance of meeting—a couple of hours—to review the pre-program on-demand videos that will prepare you to engage at the virtual conference.

Please note: The information in the pre-program on-demand sessions will not be provided via didactic lecture during the live training course; therefore, your completion of these pre-program on-demand sessions will be an important part of your success at the training courses—providing you an introduction and overview to the key concepts of the content that will form the foundation of our discussion and interaction together.

 SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology*

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Eligible for CME & CNE Credit 

Track Chair: Geeta Sood, MD
Track Vice Chair: Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc

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.

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

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SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course*

Eligible for CME, CNE & CPE Credit

Track Chair: Priya Nori, MD
Track Vice Chair: Whitney Buckel

We are very excited to continue this course for three days at the SHEA Spring 2021 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:

  • Construct a comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship programs within healthcare institutions using effective strategies for partnering with others to champion stewardship
  • Describe and evaluate components of effective antimicrobial stewardship programs and implement these in their healthcare settings
  • Develop both process and outcome measures to quantify the impact of stewardship programs
  • Effectively harness pharmacy data, microbiology data, and informatics to support antimicrobial stewardship activities

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

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

Eligible for CME & CNE Credit 

Track Chair: Robin Jump, MD, PhD
Track Vice Chair: Ghinwa Dumyati

The SHEA/CDC/AMDA Infection Prevention in Post-Acute & Long Term Care 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. Presenters 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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