Outbreak Response Training Program is organized by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and will be held from Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
This activity is designed to train US hospital epidemiologists who oversee infection control programs to have the skills, abilities, and tools available to implement infection control practices and respond to infectious threats.
This program is designed to give US hospital epidemiologists who oversee infection control programs the skills, knowledge, and tools to provide effective leadership during facility-level outbreaks and large-scale public health emergencies.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• Discuss lessons learned from prior outbreaks in order to prepare for emerging infections
• Describe currently emerging infectious diseases that are most likely to cause outbreaks, and implement screening procedures that would identify potential patients.
• Critique existing infection control policies and procedures and recognize gaps.
• Prepare a communication plan in order to communicate effectively with the public and media during the next outbreak/crisis.
• Define the role of the hospital epidemiologist in public health emergencies.
• Apply and evaluate current screening methods used to identify potential public health emergencies.
• Determine strategies to ramp up, step down, and maintain emergency preparation and containment efforts for high-consequence infection pathogen.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Epidemiology, Infectious Disease