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Friday, March 23 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
INF1 | SHEA/CDC/AMDA Infection Prevention in PA/LTC Certificate Course Cont.

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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 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 Nimalie Stone, MD, MS

Nimalie Stone, MD, MS

Nimalie Stone, MD, MS, is the Medical Epidemiologist for Long-Term Care in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is a board-certified infectious disease physician who has a research and clinical background in managing... 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 →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grapevine Ballroom B