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Tune in to Safe Healthcare: A CDC Webinar Series

Tune in to safe healthcare: A CDC webinar series

CDC, in collaboration with various clinical partners, presents the webinar series, Tune in to Safe Healthcare, which focuses on a variety of infection control and prevention topics. These webinars feature CDC and external experts and serve as a tool to educate healthcare providers on best practices to improve patient safety. Webinars are offered free of cost with an opportunity to earn continuing education. The webinar series can be viewed on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Webinar Playlist.

Continuing Education Information

If you wish to receive continuing education for completing any of the courses, you must complete a course assessment and evaluation using CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEOnline) system. Detailed information regarding obtaining continuing education is provided under each webinar below.

Register for upcoming webinars

Past Webinars

Sepsis Standard Work: Improving Compliance with Early Recognition and Management of Perinatal Sepsis WD2720

Date: May 17, 2017

YouTube Video Link: Sepsis Standard Work: Improving Compliance with Early Recognition and Management of Perinatal Sepsis [1:04].

Description: Sepsis is a complex disorder that is difficult to diagnose and treat. If sepsis goes unrecognized or untreated, it can lead to severe sepsis or septic shock. Though septic shock is rare in pregnancy, sepsis remains an important contributor to the maternal mortality. There is a need for protocols for early recognition and management of maternal sepsis because the onset from systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) to severe sepsis occurs very rapidly. It is important to use the sepsis bundles with pregnant women who present with signs of systemic inflammatory response secondary to infection. The barriers and resistance of implementation of sepsis bundles must be addressed for our vulnerable pregnant population.

Archived Registration Page: Sepsis Standard Work: Improving Compliance with Early Recognition and Management of Perinatal Sepsis

Webinar Slides: Sepsis Standard Work: Improving Compliance with Early Recognition and Management of Perinatal Sepsis [PDF – 4 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 78 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

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Infections in Dialysis Centers: Understanding what Matters to Patients WD2720

Date: May 2, 2017

YouTube Video Link: Infections in Dialysis Centers: Understanding what Matters to Patients [Pre-recorded Webinar 1:03]

Description: This webinar highlights patients’ perspectives of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in hemodialysis settings and discusses the prevention and management of infectious diseases in dialysis patients, as well as, implications for patient-centered care and engagement.

Archived Registration Page: Infections in Dialysis Centers: Understanding what Matters to Patients

Webinar Slides: Infections in Dialysis Centers: Understanding what Matters to Patients [PDF – 2 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 87 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

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Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinics WD2720

Date: April 18, 2017

YouTube Video Link: Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation [Pre-recorded Webinar 1:02]

Description: This webinar discusses an outbreak of fungal bloodstream infections due to improper medication compounding and poor infection control practices at an outpatient oncology clinic and review the oversight and enforcement landscape of safety standards in outpatient settings.

Archived Registration Page: Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinics

Webinar Slides: Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinics [PDF – 8 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 706 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Reducing Infection in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility - Results of the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative WD2720

Date: January 31, 2017

YouTube Video Link: Reducing Infection in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility – Results of the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative [Pre-recorded Webinar 1:04].

Description: This webinar discusses results of the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End stage renal disease (SCOPE) Collaborative, which is a Quality Transformation Network for dialysis centers serving children.

Archived Registration Page: Reducing Infection in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility – Results of the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative.

Webinar Slides: Reducing Infection in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility – Results of the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative slide deck [PDF – 3.3 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 497 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship WD2720

Date: November 15, 2016

YouTube Video Link: CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship. [Pre-recorded Webinar 1:02]

Description: This webinar discusses CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship, which provides a framework for implementing antibiotic stewardship in outpatient settings.

Archived Registration Page: CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

Webinar Slides: CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship [PDF – 3.47 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 507 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links

Preventing the Next Avoidable Catastrophe in Low and Middle Resource Countries WD2720

Date: October 18, 2016

YouTube Video Link: Preventing the Next Avoidable Catastrophe in Low and Middle Resource Countries. [Pre-recorded Webinar 1:02]

Description: This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and features an expert speaker who discusses healthcare outbreaks from a global perspective.

Archived Registration Page: Preventing the Next Avoidable Catastrophe in Low and Middle Resource Countries

Webinar Slides:Preventing the Next Avoidable Catastrophe in Low and Middle Resource Countries Webinar Slide Deck  [PDF – 3.39 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 79 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition WD2720

Date: September 22, 2016

YouTube Video Link: Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition [Pre-recorded Webinar – 1:01:40]

Description: This webinar features an overview of CDC’s sepsis Vital Signs report, a discussion on expanding sepsis early recognition, overview of a pilot of sepsis early recognition, and lessons learned from implementing sepsis screening on hospital wards.

Archived Registration Page: Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition

Webinar Slides: Empowering Nurses Early Sepsis Recognition Webinar Slide Deck [PDF – 3.31 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 86 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan WD2720

Date: September 13, 2016

YouTube Video Link: Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan [Pre-recorded Webinar – 58:47]

Description: This webinar discusses sepsis in acute care settings, septic shock guidelines for pediatrics, as well as sepsis in post-acute and long-term care settings.

Archived Registration Page: Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan

Webinar Slides: Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan [PDF – 4.92 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF
– 533 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Invasive Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Associated with Exposure to Heater-Cooler Units during Cardiac Surgery WD2720

Date: August 29, 2016

YouTube Video Link: Invasive NTM Infections and Heater-Cooler Units [Pre-recorded Webinar – 1:00:06]

Description: This webinar features an expert panel who present evidence linking invasive Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) infections and exposure to heater-cooler units used during cardiac surgery, outline clinical manifestations of invasive NTM infections, describe diagnostic and treatment strategies for invasive NTM infections, and discuss steps to identify patients at risk, and steps to mitigate risk to patients.

Archived Registration Page: Invasive Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Associated with Exposure to Heater-Cooler Units During Cardiac Surgery

Webinar Slides: Invasive Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Associated with Exposure to Heater-Cooler Units during Cardiac Surgery [PDF – 3 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 256 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Zika Virus: Implications for Pregnant Women WD2783

Date: July 28, 2016

YouTube Video Link: Zika Virus – Implications for Pregnant Women [Pre-recorded Webinar – 41:54]

Description: This webinar discusses Zika virus and provides healthcare providers with information about educating their patients and pregnant women on the precautions they should take to avoid contracting the virus.

Archived Registration Page: Zika Virus: Implications for Pregnant Women

Webinar Slides: Zika Virus – Implications for Pregnant Women Slide Deck [PDF – 2.32 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 107 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2783 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Unsafe Injection Stories from the Field WD2720

Date: July 26, 2016

YouTube Video Link: Unsafe Injection Stories from the Field [Pre-recorded Webinar – 58:54]

Description: This webinar discusses unsafe injection practices and how injection practices can be improved in the medical field to better protect patients.

Archived Registration Page: Unsafe Injection Stories from the Field

Webinar Slides: Unsafe Injection Stories from the Field Webinar Speaker Slide Deck [PDF – 3.51 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 255 KB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system.
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

Safe Injections in the Outpatient Oncology Setting: Protecting Your Patients and Your Practice WD2720

Date: June 9, 2016

YouTube Video Link: Safe Injections in the Outpatient Oncology Setting: Protecting Your Patients and Your Practice [Pre-recorded Webinar – 58:33]

Description: This webinar focuses on the background, guidelines, and case studies regarding safe injection practices in the outpatient oncology setting.

Archived Registration Page: Safe Injections in the Outpatient Oncology Setting: Protecting Your Patients and Your Practice

Webinar Slides: Safe Injections in the Outpatient Oncology Setting: Protecting Your Patients and Your Practice [PDF – 2.10 MB]

Detailed Continuing Education Information [PDF – 2.10 MB]

To obtain continuing education:

  1. Access CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system
  2. Login as a new participant OR with your existing participant login.
  3. On the “Participant Services” page, select “Search and Register.”
  4. On the “Online Search” page, type 2720 under “Keyword Search” and click “view.”
  5. A list of webinars will populate. Select this webinar and follow the prompts.

Relevant Links:

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