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On August 29 from 4-5 p.m. EST, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a free webinar, Invasive Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Associated with Exposure to Heater-Cooler Units during Cardiac Surgery. CE is available (and there are no fees for the CE).
Recent reports suggest that heater-cooler units, typically used during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, are putting patients at risk for invasive nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infections. To discuss this issue, CDC is offering a free webinar featuring an expert panel including Dr. Charles L. Daley, Chief of the Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections at National Jewish Health; Dr. Daniel J. Diekema, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Dr. Keith B. Allen, Director of Research, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Mid America Heart and Lung Surgeons; Dr. Joseph Perz, CDC Team Leader for Quality Standards and Safety in the Prevention and Response Branch; and Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director of the Division of Health Quality and Promotion at the CDC.
Panel members will discuss:
Evidence linking invasive NTM infections and exposure to heater-cooler units during cardiac surgery
Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for invasive NTM infections, and
Steps to identify patients at risk and mitigate risk to patients
Register online here. This webinar offers CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPE, and CPH.
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need. The deadline to apply is October 13.
Those interested in applying should attend one of two technical assistance webinars on September 8 and September 29 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET. Dial-in 1-888-324-4392 , passcode 1058390.
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 12 p.m. EST, HRSA has planned a webinar highlighting the current state of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the United States, including the most recent data and tools and resources for providers and COPD patients. Confirmed speakers include Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, President, COPD Foundation; Jamie Sullivan, Vice President of Public Policy & Outcomes, COPD Foundation; Dr. Antonello Punturieri, Program Director, Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, NIH; Monique Ndenecho, National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute, NIH; Dr. Dan Doyle, Family Medicine Physician & Board-Certified Geriatrician, Cabin Creek Health Systems (West Virginia).
If you are interested in learning more about this disease and how you can help make a difference, join HRSA on August 24, 2016 at 12 p.m. EST Dial-in: 877-501-8424 Participant Passcode: 59918124.
APIC Greater Jackson will hold their annual meeting on November 4 at the St. Dominic Centre Toulouse Bldg.
This one-day conference will bring together health care providers and administrators including Physicians and Nurses, Infection Prevention practitioners and Quality and Patient Safety administrators to identify key issues in infection prevention. The board of APIC Greater Jackson / Ch 068 has worked very hard this year to get outside support for our program through grants and sponsorships. As you see the company representatives in your workplace and at the conference, please take the time to thank them for their continued support for improved patient care through our infection prevention education.