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Digital Seminar

Infection Control Challenges: Real Risks for Patients and Staff


Speaker:
William Barry Inman, BA-BS, CIC
Duration:
6 Hours 25 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 25, 2019
Product Code:
POS010785
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Description

Barry Inman, BA-BS, CIC, will share practical solutions to a variety of “what if” infectious disease scenarios that healthcare professionals confront routinely. So many questions can and do arise when it comes to the safety and health of your patients, yourself…and even your family! Are your confident in your responses…

  • One patient with an ileal conduit urinary system that, when cultured, revealed microorganisms. Should the treatment include antibiotics…or not?
  • A co-worker is pregnant…which patient rooms won’t pose a potential risk?
  • What innovative skills can you personally incorporate to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections?
  • How can compromised patients be kept safe when multi-drug resistant microorganisms are so prevalent?
  • You’ve been providing great patient care all shift. Now it’s time to head home. How do you make that transition and not introduce your family to some of the infectious diseases you’ve been around?
  • A disease that may be in a distant part of the world could find its way to our backyard! These emerging cases are often complicated in practice. Are you up-to-date to intervene effectively?

Credits


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New York Infectious Diseases

PESI, Inc. provider identification number IC128, is an approved provider who has been authorized to offer the mandated course work in barrier precautions and infection control measures. This entire self-study course qualifies for credit under this requirement.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

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Speaker

William Barry Inman, BA-BS, CIC's Profile

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William "Barry" Inman has 40 years of experience as an epidemiologist, working for a busy health department in Florida. In his current role, Barry is responsible for control of communicable diseases through surveillance and investigation methods, working directly with the infection control personnel in hospitals, long-term care, acute long-term care, and NASA. He advises concerning appropriate precautions/management strategies and assists infectious disease physicians in the diagnosis of uncommon or exotic diseases by working as a liaison between the Department of Health in Florida and the CDC.

Barry has vast experience in outbreak mitigation and prevention, whether within a healthcare facility, in the community or on a cruise ship. His expertise has been sought for a variety of outbreaks, including: rubella, influenza, legionnaire's disease, measles, pertussis, norovirus and multi-drug resistant microorganism (MRSA, CRE, ESBL). Numerous awards have been bestowed upon Barry for his contributions to minimize the effects of constantly evolving infectious diseases.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: William Inman has employment relationships with Brevard County Health Department Institute for Health Care Training, Brevard Community College, Circles of Care, and Health First Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: William Inman is a member of the Association of Practitioners of Infection Control, the Association of Practitioners of Infection Control Local Chapter 45, Florida Practitioners of Infection Control Comprehensive Health Care, and Regional Epidemiologist Task Force. He has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Objectives

  1. Plan strategies to reduce and eliminate catheter-associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, ventilator associated and non-ventilator-associated pneumonias and central-line-associated bloodstream infections.
  2. Assess best practices for treatment and control of multi-drug resistant microorganisms, including MRSA, Clostridium difficile, VRE, ESBL and CRE.
  3. Evaluate the newest vaccine recommendations for healthcare workers and children.
  4. Distinguish between mosquito-borne illnesses of Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika, which may be a threat to the United States.
  5. Assess the latest treatments available for HIV/AIDS, as well as pre-exposure prophylaxis.
  6. Determine the medications available that "cure" Hepatitis C.
  7. Evaluate the current recommendations to control and treat tuberculosis.

Outline

A Summary of Current Recommendations From the CDC, SHEA, IDSA, APIC and the Joint Commission
 

Health-Care Associated Infections: Strategies to Control-Reduce-Eliminate

  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
  • Surgical Site Infections
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonias
  • Non-ventilator Associated Infections (overlooked HAI)
  • Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections

The Latest Multi-Drug Resistant Microorganism Guidelines

  • Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
  • Vancomycin resistant enterococcus
  • Acinetobacter baumannii

Influenza

  • Avian vs. swine vs. seasonal influenza
  • H1N1 pandemic results
  • When to treat? When not to treat?
  • Treatment with anti-virals and antibiotics
  • New vaccines for flu

Vaccination Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel

  • Zoster/shingles
  • Pneumoccocal
  • MMR, Tdap, etc.

Emerging Infectious Diseases (Zoonotic)

  • Ebola: What we learned
  • Mosquito-borne ("Zika", Dengue, Chickungunya, West Nile)
  • Tick-borne (Lyme and Babesia)
  • Cryptosporidiosis

Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Hepatitis B
    • Vaccination protocol for healthcare personnel
    • Staff follow-up after significant exposures
    • Treatments for persons chronically infected
    • Outbreaks in healthcare
  • Hepatitis C
    • Treatment "cures" in 12-24 weeks
    • Outbreaks in healthcare-dialysis settings
  • HIV/AIDS
    • New one pill daily treatment
    • Healthcare exposure and appropriate prophylaxis

Tuberculosis

  • Today's best approaches to treatment
  • Skin testing vs. blood test for exposure
  • Follow-up guidelines for healthcare workers conversion testing

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Infection Preventionists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Educators

Reviews

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 3

Comments

Tracey S

"Quiz questions written in a confusing manner. Some answers appeared as negative statement and some as positive statement with questions not clearly stated."

Kathleen S

"good information for all healthcare workers"

Venessa F

"Very informative speaker and learning materials."

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