Tune in to Safe Healthcare:
Free Continuing Education Webinars
Preventing the Next Avoidable Catastrophe in Low
and Middle Resource Countries
The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa highlighted the need for better infection prevention control in healthcare facilities. Poor infection prevention control practices at healthcare facilities amplified Ebola transmission and resulted in the collapse of basic health services. This event highlighted that a health threat anywhere is a health threat everywhere.
As a part of International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), CDC and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology(APIC) are hosting this webinar. APIC’s President-elect, Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, FAPIC, CIC will provide introductory remarks. Dr. Benjamin Park will then discuss healthcare outbreaks from a global perspective, including what happens during an outbreak, the importance of healthcare facilities in containing and preventing outbreaks, and strategies for how you can help prepare and prevent the next avoidable catastrophe.
Dr. Park is the Chief of the International Infection Control Program at CDC. CDC’s mission is to protect patients and healthcare workers globally by providing expertise, evidence, and implementation strategies to sustainably address infectious disease threats related to healthcare delivery.
CE is available! There are no fees for CE. Visit: http://www.cdc.gov/hai/
prevent/safe-healthcare- webinars.html for more information.
Webinar: Preventing the Next Avoidable Catastrophe in Low and Middle Resource Countries
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT
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We would like to inform you that CDC’s new Tune in to Safe Healthcare website can be accessed through the following link: http://www.cdc.gov/hai/
prevent/safe-healthcare- webinars.html This website contains previously recorded webinars from June 2016 – August 2016, along with instructions to obtain continuing education, speakers’ PowerPoint slides, and other relevant resources. Also, please check this page for a schedule of upcoming webinars.