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  • Primer on  Healthcare Epidemiology,  Infection Control & Antimicrobial Stewardship: Online ID Fellows Course

    Introduction:
    This online educational course offers any Infectious Diseases practitioner an opportunity to learn the basics of healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. Written by adult and pediatric experts in the field, case-based information is presented in a dynamic and interactive learning environment intended to highlight the role of the healthcare epidemiologist. Topics covered include pathogen transmission, outbreak management in the healthcare setting, approach to control of bioterrorism agents, advanced occupational health management, implementing antimicrobial stewardship and the prevention and management of multidrug resistant organisms including Clostridium difficile, surgical site infections and device-associated infections. This is a product of the membership of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America and is endorsed by Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS).

    Overall Learning Objectives:
    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe the role of the healthcare epidemiologist.
    • Analyze when to involve the healthcare epidemiologist and infection control experts - specifically during outbreaks, bioterrorism threats and advanced topics in occupational health management.
    • Discuss how to implement principles of antimicrobial stewardship.
    • Define the epidemiology, surveillance and prevention of healthcare-associated infections including multidrug resistant organisms including Clostridium difficile, surgical site infections and device-associated infections.


    Target Audience:
    This course was developed for the Infectious Diseases Fellow, but could be useful for other physicians or healthcare practitioners interested in increasing and solidifying their understanding of healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship.

    Accreditation Statement:

    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

     

    Begin the course by visiting: http://www.fellowscourse.shea-online.org/Default.asp 

     

    For questions please email: kmace@shea-online.org


     

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