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November 20, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Emerging Issues in Infection Identification and Prevention – Including Ebola
 Session Overview

The recent Ebola outbreak has highlighted the challenges confronting healthcare organizations when high-impact, low-frequency events occur. With 24/7 news coverage, our healthcare system preparedness is being scrutinized; any perceived gap becomes a compelling headline designed to grab the public's attention through fear. Privately, most healthcare organizations will admit that they are not 100% prepared. While Ebola is new to the U.S., we have been battling with similar challenges in tackling HAIs. One in 25 hospital patients will suffer from at least one HAI, according to the CDC, with 75,000 patients dying with an HAI. Ebola has shown us that even our caregivers are at risk.

We have real challenges in practical implementation of protocols that are evolving, and "readiness" is truly a patient safety and performance improvement issue.

TMIT welcomes Arjun Srinivasan, MD, Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who will share the latest from the CDC.

He will be joined by Dr. Greg Botz, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, and Medical Director of the Simulation Center at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, who will address practical implementation and readiness as patient safety objectives. Our speakers will be joined by a reactor panel of leaders and patient advocates, including Darrin D'Agostino, DO, MPH, MBA, the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine; and Terry Wheat, RN, MPH, both a clinical leader and hospital trustee. The audience will be polled regarding their critical questions and issues. Polling results and answers will be shared with our National Research Test Bed.

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 When:  November 20, 2014 Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
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Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Understand the latest recommendations and protocols as they relate to highly infectious diseases such as Ebola to avoid caregiver exposure.
  • Understand how to identify some of the leading risks pertaining to healthcare-associated infections and outbreaks, and how system changes can be implemented at the organization to mitigate future risk.
  • Learn to identify key practical protocol implementation and readiness issues that need to be considered in HAI prevention.

CE Participation Documentation

Texas Medical Institute of Technology, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15996, will be issuing 1.5 contact hours for this webinar.

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 Session Speakers
Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Emerging Issues in Infection Identification and Prevention, Including Ebola

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, is the Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Before coming to CDC he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Management Program and the associate hospital epidemiologist. Dr. Srinivasan is also a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service.
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Gregory H. Botz, MD, FCCM
Practical Implementation and Readiness as Patient Safety Objectives

Gregory H. Botz, MD, FCCM, is the medical director of the Simulation Center. He is a professor in the Department of Critical Care at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital and then completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in critical care medicine at Stanford University in California.
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 Moderator
Charles R. Denham, MD
Welcome and Framing: Canary in the Coal Mine

During Dr. Denham's business development career spanning 30 years, he and his organizations have served hundreds of innovation teams. While in practice as a radiation oncologist, he taught biomedical engineering and product development. He has taught innovation adoption, technology transfer, and commercialization in both academia and industry. He has been an adjunct Professor of Health Services Engineering at the...
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 Reaction Panelists
Darrin D'Agostino, DO, MPH, MBA
Discussion and Reaction to Presentations

Darrin D'Agostino, DO, MPH, MBA, is the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. His responsibilities are focused on balancing the clinical and academic lives of the physicians and providers employed in one of the largest multispecialty practices in North Texas.
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Terry Wheat, RN, MPH
Discussion and Reaction to Presentations

Terry Wheat, RN, MPH, serves as the Director of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer at Shriners Hospital for Children – Chicago. Under her leadership, the hospital received the 2011 and 2013 Outstanding Nursing Quality Award for pediatric hospital from the American Nurses Association.
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Franck Guilloteau
Discussion and Reaction to Presentation

During the past 20 years with HCC Corporation, Franck Guilloteau has led multiple projects, spanning industry segments from aerospace and consumer products to software and fitness. As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Guilloteau takes the lead role in developing Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings and knowledge management systems used by HCC's global partners, while keeping HCC on the leading edge of technological advancements in multimedia, IT, e-commerce, and product development.
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 Patient Safety Advocate
Mary E. Foley, RN, PhD
Patient Safety Advocate AND Discussion and Reaction to Presentation

Mary E. Foley, RN, PhD, is the Director in the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has worked with the Center as Associate Director since 2004 in partnership with three Bay Area academic medical centers. Mary has worked with the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) since 2004, and in 2009 was appointed Director, Education Services for CALNOC.
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Related Resources
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