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Webinar: Comprehensive Infection Surveillance Program and Urinary Tract Infections in the Nursing Home

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PT.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn actionable surveillance, infection control, and strategies for detecting and preventing infections.

Join Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), your nursing home peers, and subject matter experts Dolly Greene, RN, CIC, Director of Clinical Services and Infection Control, Diagnostic Laboratories & Radiology, and Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD, Director, Nursing Home, Health Services Advisory Group, for this infection diagnosis and management webinar.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention up to 70 percent of nursing home residents received one or more courses of systemic antibiotics in a year, and 40 percent to 75 percent of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes may be unnecessary or inappropriate. Also, 30 to 60 percent of antibiotics used in skilled nursing facilities are prescribed for suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Objectives: 

  • Explain the infection surveillance tracking and trending process.
  • Review forms for documenting findings.
  • Discuss how to analyze data collected and develop intervention plans accordingly.
  •  Review how to appropriately diagnose UTIs and differentiate among common infections in nursing home residents.

As mentioned during the webinar, we encourage you to join the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Clostridium difficile Initiaitve

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