When:
July 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
2018-07-11T15:00:00-05:00
2018-07-11T16:00:00-05:00
Contact:
Paula Sitzman, RN, BSN
402/476-1399; Ext 512

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Presentation Slides Handout

By attending this WebEx, you will learn the epidemiology of C. difficile, Norovirus and MRSA, gain knowledge of diagnostic strategies for these infections and understand how to prevent transition of these infections.

Target Audience:  

Nurses, caregivers and physicians in home health care, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Long-Term Care settings are invited to join.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of C. difficile, Norovirus and MRSA
  2. Recognize the presentation and diagnostic strategies for C. difficile, Norovirus and MRSA infections
  3. Discuss the steps required to prevent transmission of C. difficile, MRSA when taking care of patients

Presenter:    

Muhammad S. Ashraf, MBBS
Medical Director
Nebraska ICAP (Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program)

Dr. Ashraf is also the co-medical director of the Nebraska ASAP (Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program) and an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha (UNMC) Dr. Ashraf is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Infectious Diseases. His clinical and research interests include infections in the elderly, and infection control plus antimicrobial stewardship in long-term care facilities.

Dr. Ashraf has been a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) Long-Term Care Special Interest Group since 2009. As a member of this group, he contributed in revising the infection surveillance definitions (McGeer Criteria) for long-term care facilities. He has also been an active member of the Infection Control Subcommittee of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine since 2013. In addition, he is currently a member of the Advisory Panel for the SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program and SHEA Education Committee.

Dr. Ashraf believes that infection control and antimicrobial stewardship programs need to be developed and tailored for the specific challenges of different healthcare settings. As a team leader of Nebraska ICAP and Nebraska ASAP, Dr. Ashraf is working to help expand Nebraska’s infection control infrastructure and promote optimal antibiotic use in the state.