Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Certificate Course
Provided by: AMDA/CDC/SHEA
Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:30 AM – 6:15 PM
Room 122A-C, Phoenix Convention Center (North Building)
*Included as part of 4-day registration to the Annual Conference
Earn 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
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 PA/LTC, 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 PA/LTC settings.
Identify opportunities for infection prevention, including those caused by multi-drug resistant organisms, in the PA/LTC settings.
Discuss recognition and response to common outbreaks in the PA/LTC settings.
Apply principles of occupational health and safety to healthcare workers and staff in the PA/LTC settings.
Recognize the need for and opportunities to practice antimicrobial stewardship in the PA/LTC settings.
Presenters: Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD; Robin Jump, MD, PhD; Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD; Lona Mody, MD; David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD; Nimalie Stone, MD, MS