Homestead Hospital Conference Series: Current Issues Related to Infectious Processes
Infection control is a discipline that applies epidemiologic and scientific principles to help prevent or reduce the rates of nosocomial infections. Barbara Russell, R.N., MPH, CIC will discuss the latest developments in infection control practices with an emphasis on organisms recently identified for causing hospital-based outbreaks and the overuse of antibiotics.
Hospitalists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Intensivists, House Physicians, Infectious Disease Specialists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Critical Care Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and all other interested healthcare providers.
- Summarize the latest findings related to the Zika virus.
- List organisms recently identified for causing infection related outbreaks in hospitals.
- Describe the healthcare personnel’s role in antibiotic stewardship to meet the Joint Commission’s new Antimicrobial Stewardship standard.
Barbara Russell, R.N., MPH, CIC
Director, Infection Control
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Barbara Russell has indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that her discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
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