Meet the Speakers:Sara Podczervinski, RN, MPH, CIC
Program Manager Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)
Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Division of Disease Control & Health Statistics
Washington State Department of Health
IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert
Duration: 60 minutes
This presentation will provide the audience with background information on the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of respiratory viruses (RV) in adults and children. The significance of transmission within hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient environments will be reviewed along with the impact that RV have in vulnerable patient populations. Prevention strategies will be dissected to reveal the challenges and benefits of RV prevention in healthcare. Possible solutions for creating a culture of RV prevention awareness among healthcare staff and patients will be outlined for the audience. This presentation is designed for infection preventionists; nurses; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; staff in long-term care, ambulatory care, and public health; infectious disease specialists.
BD is pleased to support the 2014-2015 APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Program and the outstanding and essential work of the Heroes honorees in the field of infection prevention.
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.