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Target Audience

This conference is designed for physicians, infection preventionists, healthcare epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists, microbiologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, surveillance, research methods, patient safety, environmental issues and quality improvement.


Accreditation Statements

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACCME LogoPhysicians:

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America designates this other activity (internet live course and internet enduring material activity) for a maximum of 91.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The core Spring sessions, including Decennial Day at 6.75 credits, are designated for 46.25 CME credits and MOC points. The SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology at 19.75, the SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course at 15.5 and SHEA/AMDA/CDC Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Course at 12.75 CME credits and MOC points. The Pre-Conference workshop is an additional 2.5 CME credits and MOC points. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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ABIM MOC: All CME accredited sessions are also available for all attendees to earn American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points.

Nurses:

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who complete this activity will be awarded a maximum of 91.75 contact hours. The core Spring sessions, including Decennial Day at 6.75 contact hours, are designated for 46.25 contact hours. The SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology at 19.75, the SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course at 15.5 and SHEA/AMDA/CDC Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Course at 12.75 contact hours. The Pre-Conference workshop is an additional 2.5 contact hours. Participants will be awarded continuing education commensurate with their participation in the educational activity with submission of an evaluation. Participants can receive nursing contact hours for completion of all on demand content until December 31, 2021.

Pharmacy Credits: (Will only be available for the SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course and Decennial Day in addition to CME and CEU)

The continuing education activities for pharmacists have been developed through a joint providership of ProCE, LLC and SHEA. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). Participants attending the live/virtual conference and Decennial Day CPE activities may earn a maximum of 16.25 contact hours of CPE credit. Additionally, the SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training (AST) Course CPE sessions and the Decennial Day CPE sessions will be available as on-demand CPE credits beginning approximately 1 week after the live/virtual sessions are held and will be available for claiming CPE credit until December 31, 2021. A maximum of 22.25 contact hours may be earned for the on-demand CPE activities.

The sessions offering ACPE credit are designated in the credit tracker with a UAN (Universal Activity Number) and hours of CPE credit. The release date for the live/virtual CPE activities is April 7, 8, and 12, 2021. Conference registration fees cover the cost of CPE credit. Statements of completion will be issued at the SHEA learning portal upon successful completion of the online CPE activity evaluations. All activity evaluations for the live/virtual sessions must be completed no later than Friday, May 14, 2021. No partial credit will be given for any individual session. ProCE will upload all SHEA Spring 2021 Virtual Conference and Decennial Day CPE credits to NABP CPE Monitor accounts between May 14 and May 21, 2021. ProCE will upload all on-demand CPE credits to NABP CPE Monitor accounts once each month, beginning in May 2021 and ending in January 2022. Conflict of interest disclosures are required of all faculty and shall be provided to all participants at the conference.

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Learning Objectives

SHEA’s overall goal for SHEA Spring 2021 is for participants to gain valuable knowledge about the latest research and science in healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship, practical skills and strategies to implement this knowledge, and ongoing connections with other professionals in the field of healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention.

At the conclusion of the conference, learners should be able to:

  1. Review and critique new scientific evidence related to epidemiologic methods and prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and COVID-19;
  2. Identify evolving public policy developments and their impact on HAI prevention;
  3. Compare and contrast differing approaches to controversial aspects of HAI prevention;
  4. Translate best methods in healthcare epidemiology, antibiotic stewardship, surveillance, prevention, and research into practice;
  5. Apply and evaluate appropriate antibiotic stewardship practices in acute and non-acute healthcare settings;
  6. Discuss current best practices in HAI prevention in individual clinical settings including Pediatrics and Long-Term Care;
  7. Apply practical strategies to effectively communicate healthcare epidemiology, HAI prevention and antibiotic stewardship knowledge and practices to patients, healthcare personnel and policy makers;
  8. Discuss leadership in healthcare epidemiology and identify skills and behaviors of effective leaders;
  9. Identify and lead antiracism efforts in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention.

SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology

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

  1. Describe the process of surveillance for healthcare-associated infections and how to apply surveillance techniques and methods.
  2. 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.
  3. Define the roles that the environment, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization play in the cycle of transmission of infections to patients.
  4. Identify how infection prevention activities align with the disciplines of Healthcare Quality and Safety.
  5. Apply and define outbreak investigation techniques and evidence-based infection prevention strategies.
  6. Evaluate the unique approaches to infection prevention among special populations.
  7. Describe the role of leadership and clinical education in infection prevention efforts.
  8. Gain a working knowledge of the role of the healthcare epidemiologist in antimicrobial stewardship, occupational health, epidemiology research, the microbiology laboratory, and emergency preparedness.

SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course

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

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

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

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

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

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