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Thursday, March 22 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
INF1 | SHEA/CDC/AMDA Infection Prevention in PA/LTC Certificate Course

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Back by popular demand, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) will offer the Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Certificate Course in 2018. Developed in partnership with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the course will address aspects of infection control and prevention that are unique to skilled nursing facilities, which must balance a home-like environment while minimizing the risk of infections. The course will review occupational health concerns in PA/LTC including outbreaks that affect both staff and residents, opportunities to improve antimicrobial use and strategies to reduce the transmission of infections, including multi-drug resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile.

Participants who attend this course will earn 10 CME credits and a certificate in Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. Certificates will be sent electrically to participants within three weeks of course completion. Participants must attend the course in its entirety to earn a certificate. Please be sure to scan your name badge at the beginning of each concurrent session time slot to verify your attendance. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact AMDA’s education department at education@paltc.org.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe surveillance definitions and recognize differences in applying them in the PA/LTC settings.
(2) Identify opportunities for infection prevention, including those caused by multi-drug resistant organisms, in the PA/LTC settings.
(3) Discuss recognition and response to common outbreaks in the PA/LTC settings.
(4) Apply principles of occupational health and safety to healthcare workers and staff in the PA/LTC settings.
(5) Recognize the need for and opportunities to practice antimicrobial stewardship in the PA/LTC settings.

Speakers
avatar for David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as the Director of LTC and Influenza Programs for the division and as Chief of Medical Affairs for UPMC Senior Communities. Dr. Nace chairs... Read More →
avatar for Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, is an infectious disease physician and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has research support by the CDC and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Her interests focus on surveillance and prevention of healthcare... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Katz, MD, MHS

Morgan Katz, MD, MHS

Morgan Katz, MD, MHS, is an infectious disease physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She works as a consultant in several long-term care buildings and has research support from AHRQ to implement antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes using a... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, MPH

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, MPH

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, MPH, is currently on faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Archbald-Pannone has a primary appointment in the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care and a secondary... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Rowe, DO, MS

Theresa Rowe, DO, MS

Theresa Rowe, DO, MS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of general internal medicine and geriatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine. She is board certified in Geriatrics and Infectious Diseases and is a part time medical officer with the Centers for... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc

Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc

Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, is an adult infectious disease physician and a medical officer in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr... Read More →
avatar for Robin Jump, MD, PhD

Robin Jump, MD, PhD

Robin Jump, MD, PhD, is an Infectious Disease physician at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has research support from the VA and AHRQ. Her long-term academic interests are to support... Read More →



Thursday March 22, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Grapevine Ballroom B