Opening Plenary: Preparing Globally, Acting Locally: Applying Infection Prevention Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis

Meet the Speaker:

Michael Bell, MD, 
Deputy Director
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, 
Infection Prevention and Control
Patient Care Services
Unified Clinical Organization
Trinity Health
Philip W. Smith, MD, 
Medical Director
Nebraska Biocontainment Unit
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Seema Yasmin, MD, 
Staff writer
The Dallas Morning News
Professor of Public Health
University of Texas at Dallas
Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, FNAP, 
Associate Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University 
School of Nursing 
2015 President of APIC

IP Competency: Proficient and Expert 

Duration: 60 minutes


This session will examine Ebola preparedness from several different perspectives with a focus on the ways in which Ebola can help convince healthcare leaders,policy makers, and the public of the value of infection prevention preparedness. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the lessons that can be learned from Ebola preparation and what they can teach us about other more day-to-day issues such as HAI reduction, antibiotic resistance, and what's needed to strengthen infection prevention preparedness overall.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what can be learned from a gold-standard facility and how critical learnings can be applied to other healthcare facilities.
  • Learn how upfront investment will reduce the likelihood of the U.S. having to deal with another threat like Ebola.
  • Discuss how Ebola preparations are helping to identify gaps in day-to-day infection prevention practice and understand what is needed to address them.
  • Describe importance of system-level preparedness.

Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

Please note CE is not available for this program


Recorded 07/01/2015
Recorded 07/01/2015
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