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Infection Control Challenges: Real Risks for Patients and Staff
Infection Control Challenges: Real Risks for Patients and Staff


When:  Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description
Barry Inman 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?
If there is no CE tab, please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner 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. Explain 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. Discuss the latest treatments available for HIV/AIDS, as well as pre-exposure prophylaxis.
  6. Explain the medications available that "cure" Hepatitis C.
  7. Compare the current recommendations to control and treat tuberculosis.
Program 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


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 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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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.

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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
This program offers 60 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 1.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.

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 course qualifies for credit under this requirement.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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