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Infectious Diseases: Reduce, Eliminate, Prevent

William Barry Inman
5 Hours 53 Minutes
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Oct 13, 2016
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  • EBOLA: What’s New, What’s True & What’s Next
  • CRE – The new “Nightmare Bug”
  • Serogroup B Vaccine – Meningococcal Disease a Thing of the Past
  • Eradicate HIV
  • New Testing & Treatment for TB
  • New Reporting Requirements for the National Healthcare Safety Network
  • Updates for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Open any newspaper or watch the daily news and you will find the next infectious disease scare. Infectious diseases have been called the terrorists of the natural world. As a healthcare provider you play a critical role in preventing the spread of infection.

Patients and families depend on you to provide them with the most up-to-date information and the best possible care. Controlling infectious disease is one of the most fundamentally important aspects of healthcare. Join nationally-recognized expert, author and epidemiologist, William “Barry” Inman, for this cutting-edge seminar.

Barry regularly works with the CDC and will share his first-hand knowledge of infectious disease, prevention strategies, and the newest treatment break-throughs. Barry will teach you essential strategies to protect patients and staff from resistant microorganisms, reemerging vaccine-preventable diseases, and new infectious threats. You will leave this seminar knowing proper precautions, disease management and the new required reporting guidelines.


National Healthcare Safety Network

  • New requirements from CMS
  • Health-care Associated Infections what to report to the CDC

Compendium Strategies: Critical Updates

  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
  • Surgical Site Infections
  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonias
  • Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
  • Influenza Outbreaks in Healthcare

CDC, APIC, SHEA, IDSA Guidelines to Control Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

  • CRE: Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
    • The Nightmare Bug
    • “Very” Resistant-Dangerous Klebisella and E. Coli
    • Death rate of 50-60%
  • C Diff: Clostridium Difficule
    • Epidemiology
    • New Treatments-cure 90%
      • Microbiota
  • MRSA: Methicillin-Resistant Staphlococcus Aureus
    • Community or Healthcare Associated
    • Decolonization of MRSA
  • VRE: Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus
    • Daptomycin Resistant Enterococcus
  • ESBL:  Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Organisms
    • Resistant Klebisella and E. Coli

EBOLA: What’s New, What’s True & What’s Next

  • Probable Reservoir & Epizootic Cycle
    • Bats
    • Non-Human Primates
    • Duikers
  • Prior Outbreaks of Ebola in Africa
    • Sudan (1976 & 1979 & 2005)
    • Kikwit, Congo (1995)
    • Gabon (1994-1996)
    • Uganda (2000-2001 & 2007-2008)
    • DRC (2007)
  • Symptoms of Ebola
    • Fever
    • Myalgia
    • Malaise
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Unexplained Hemorrhage
  • Transmission of Ebola
    • Bodily Fluids
    • Cultural Rituals
  • Possible Treatments for Ebola
    • Supportive
    • Mono-clonal Antibodies 
  • Appropriate Infection Control Protocols
    • PPEs
    • During Aerosol-Generating Procedures
    • Hand-washing and Disinfectants 
  • Appropriate laboratory tests
    • PCR
    • IgM
  • Protocol for Testing for Ebola
    • Appropriate Risks
    • CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Exotic to the Common

  • Meningococcal Disease
    • Bacterial, Fungal & Viral Meningitis
    • New Vaccines for Serogroup B
    • Could be a disease of the past
  • Dengue Fever and Chikungunya
    • New threat to USA
  • Tickborne Diseases
    • Lyme
    • Ehrichioses
    • Babesiosis
    • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Managing Foodborne Illnesses

  • E. Coli O157-H7
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria
  • Campylobacter
  • Vibrio
  • Norovirus

Vaccine Preventable Diseases are Back!

  • Pertussis (Whooping cough)
  • Measles
  • Controlling Outbreaks

Influenza Information

  • Current Vaccine
  • Treatments
  • Prophylaxis
  • Infection Control Protocols
  • Seasonal vs Pandemics (H1N1)

Pneumococcal Disease

  • New Vaccine for Adults
  • New Protocols
  • PPSV-23 & PCV-13
    • Need both if ≥ 65 years

Updates & New Protocols for Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Hepatitis B:
    • Protocols for Immunizations
      • Healthcare Personnel
      • Children-Adolescents
      • Diabetics
    • Approved Treatments for Chronic Hepatitis B
    • Outbreaks of Hepatitis B and C in Healthcare
  • Hepatitis C:
    • Risk Groups and Factors
    • New Treatment
      • No more Interferon
    • One pill for 12 weeks
    • 95-100% Cure Rate
    • Now a Confirmed Cured Patient”
      • The Science Behind the Cure
    • New Treatment: One Pill a Day
    • Prophylaxis for High Risk Groups
    • The Strategy to Eradicate HIV-AIDS
  • Tuberculosis:
    • Blood Test vs Skin Testing
      • IGRA (Interferon Gamma Release Assays)
    • New Treatment Protocols
      • New Prophylaxis Regimen
      • Three Months vs Nine Months
    • Infection Control Protocols for TB


  • Summarize the key components of an effective Infection control program.
  • Interpret the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Association of Preventionist in Infection Control (APIC), Society of Hospital Epidemiologist (SHEA) and the Infectious Disease Society Association (IDSA) guidelines to control-prevent Health-care Associated Infections such as Influenza, Norovirus, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Catheter Associated Blood-stream infections, catheter associated urinary tract infections and Surgical site infections.
  • Identify typical symptoms of Ebola.
  • Explain transmission routes and the potential treatments for Ebola.
  • Examine appropriate surveillance protocols to detect Health-care associated infections.
  • Describe the extent and control of drug resistant microorganisms such as MRSA, VRE, ESBL, CRE, and C. difficule.
  • Specify the latest vaccine available for healthcare personnel, children-adolescents, and adults.
  • Summarize recent standards by OSHA regarding post exposure prophylaxis and the use of rapid HIV testing methodologies.
  • Discuss appropriate management-control of Influenza for patients, and healthcare facilities.
  • Differentiate between seasonal and pandemic influenza.
  • Discuss and classify the treatment and symptoms of food-borne illness.
  • Discuss to treatment protocols of bloodborne pathogens.


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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards

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. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

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

Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.2 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

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This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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William “Barry” Inman, BA-BS, CIC, has 31 years of experience as an epidemiologist. He works for the Brevard County Health Department in Merritt Island, Florida. He is responsible for the development and implementation of surveillance and investigation of all communicable diseases. Additionally, he is a faculty member for Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida teaching classes on infection control. Barry has completed advanced training in bio-terrorism through the Department of Health in Florida, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Army Institute of Research for Infectious Diseases. Barry has also received training in various communicable diseases and disease outbreak investigations.

Because of his extensive experience and education, he has assisted the CDC and Quarantine Service with the investigation of outbreaks on cruise ships for legionella, rubella, measles, norovirus and MRSA. He has done communicable disease investigations in long-term care facilities, hospitals, cruise ships, nursing homes and day-care facilities. Barry has developed infection control programs for hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehab centers, health departments and others. After Hurricane Katrina, he was part of the CDC team that developed an epidemiology/surveillance program for disaster response.

Barry has won numerous awards over the years, including the National Association of County and Community Health Organizations (NACCHO) award for Cruise Ship Investigation and Mitigation of measles, varicella, and rubella. He also won a NACCHO award for “Super Hands”, a hand washing video developed for the control of communicable diseases. Barry also writes a quarterly article for the AMA Journal on various infectious diseases. 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: William B. Inman has an employment relationship with Brevard County Health Department. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: William B. Inman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

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