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Course Title:
Bioterrorism and the Healthcare Epidemiology / Infection Control Team (Webcast)
Format: Webcast - Live Video and/or Audio
Cost (US $): None
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This webcast program presents an update on infection control recommendations to address threats or actual events related to bioterrorism. Included is a summary of the current investigation and an overview of practical preparedness guidance for healthcare epidemiologists and other healthcare professionals. This program with a panel of experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was originally a live satellite and web broadcast on 11/16/01.

Objectives After the program, participants will be able to:
  • Define the role of the healthcare epidemiology team in bioterrorism investigations and response.
  • Describe the clinical syndromes important in heightened surveillance for identification of anthrax and smallpox.
  • Understand recommendations for patient care, disinfection practices, mail handling guidance, and other infection control issues in healthcare facilities.
  • Ensure the healthcare epidemiology team is prepared to respond to bioterrorism events in their communities.
Faculty James M. Hughes, MD, Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), CDC; Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, NCID, CDC; Michael Bell, MD, MPH, NCID, CDC; Lynn Steele, MS, CIC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP), NCID, CDC; Michele Pearson, MD, DHQP, NCID, CDC; and Robert A. Weinstein, MD, Chair, Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, CDC and Epidemiologist, Bureau of Cook County Medical Services.
Subject Area(s):
Bioterrorism/Emergency Preparedness
Infectious Diseases/Immunizations
Target Audience(s): Epidemiologists
Health Officials
Sponsor/Offerer: APIC, SHEA, AHA, AMA, AAMC, NMA, UNC School of Public Health
Starting Date: Continuous/Self-Study
Ending Date: N/A
Special Notes: Videotapes are out of stock and no longer available.
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Contact Name: PHTN
Contact Phone: 1-800-41-TRAIN
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