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Thursday, March 22 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
INF1 | SHEA/CDC/AMDA Infection Prevention in PA/LTC Certificate Course

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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, those that affect both staff and residents, and also emphasize opportunities to reduce unnecessary and inappropriate antimicrobial use. Speakers will specifically discuss communication at care transitions and ways to talk with concerned family members, who may have been taught myths and misinformation.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe surveillance definitions and recognize differences in applying them in the PA/LTC settings.
(2) Identify opportunities for infection prevention, including those caused by multi-drug resistant organisms, in the PA/LTC settings.
(3) Discuss recognition and response to common outbreaks in the PA/LTC settings.
(4) Apply principles of occupational health and safety to healthcare workers and staff in the PA/LTC settings.

Thursday March 22, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm MST
Grapevine B
  Clinical Medicine