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Latest Release in Free CE and CME Series on Infection Prevention and Control from CDC & Medscape

Posted on by CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog

Superbugs threaten patients treated in healthcare facilities every day, and drug-resistant bacteria cause over two million illnesses every year in the U.S.

It’s critical that all healthcare workers understand proper infection control procedures and use them without fail. Our patients’ lives may depend on it.

To support education and prevention, CDC and Medscape are launching a series of six free CME/CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities.

Available Now:

infection risk associated with nonsterile glove use

Ruth Carrico, PhD, MSN, FNP Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine
John Hudson Garrett, Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, Global Chief Clinical Officer, Pentax Medical
Sujan C. Reddy, MD Medical Officer, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Michael Bell, MD, Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recent Releases:

Recognizing Infection Risks in Medical Equipment

John Hudson Garrett, Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, Global Chief Clinical Officer, Pentax Medical;
Daniel Diekema, MD, MS, Professor; Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa;
Michael Bell, MD, Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
RISK RECOGNITION IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGSRussell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Trinity Health;
Ruth Carrico, PhD, MSN, FNP Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine; Patti Costello Executive Director, Association for the Healthcare Environment, American Hospital Association, Chicago, Illinois
RISK RECOGNITION IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS Michael Bell, MD Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
Lisa L. Maragakis, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Medicine; Senior Director of Infection Prevention, John Hopkins University School of Medicine;
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Director, Armstrong Institute; Senior Vice President, Patient Safety & Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine

 

Coming Soon:

  • August: Infection Prevention: A Hierarchy of Controls Approach
  • September: Injection Safety: A System Approach

Who is it for?

  • Primary care physicians
  • Public health and preventive medicine specialists
  • Emergency medicine physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses

Our goal?

  • Provide an overview of microorganisms that cause infection and how they are spread, as well as how to recognize risk
  • For every healthcare provider and individual working in healthcare to be able to recognize a risky situation, for themselves and patients, and take action
  • Look at key elements of safe healthcare delivery
Announcing free CE & CME series on Infection Prevention and Control from @CDCgov & @Medscape. Watch now: http://bit.ly/2rS8tY0

 

Posted on by CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog

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