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Friday, December 4, 2015

#FF Winter Woes Welcome Webber!

For our American friends last Thursday was Thanksgiving. For some, the excitement of Black Friday may have been more alluring as it kicks off the holiday shopping season.  This is of course followed by Cyber Monday....I tried shopping but gave up.  The internet was just too slow for my instant gratification personality. In Canada there is a new movement starting – Giving Tuesday.  The day after Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is the opening day of the giving season - a day dedicated to giving back.

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, I thought I would share a list of the free Webber Training Teleclasses that were given throughout 2015.  As noted in past blogs, the Teleclass Education by Webber Training is an international lecture series on infection prevention and control topics. The objective is to bring the best possible infection prevention and control information; to the widest possible audience; with the fewest barriers to access. 

Date
Title of Teleclass
Speaker
Jan. 14th
Spotlight on the future of healthcare-associated infections – A case study to inform global actions
Dr. Raheelah Ahmad, UK
Feb. 25th
WHO guideline and systematic review on hand hygiene and the use of chlorine in the context of Ebola
Dr. Joost Hopman, The Netherlands
March 11th
Using the core component of infection control during the Ebola outbreak
Dr. Sergey Eremin, WHO
May 5th
10 Years of WHO Clean Care is Safer Care; Why you should be a part of the social pandemic that is Safe Lives: Clean Your Hands
Prof. Didier Pittet, WHO
May 13th
Understanding consumer perceptions of HAI and hand hygiene through a global survey
Claire Kilpatrick, WHO & Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, USA
May 21st
Is your phone bugged? The role of mobile technology in infection control
Richard Brady, UK
June 3rd
Preventing infections in healthcare workers: Strategies and challenges
Bruce Gamage, Canada
June 15th
The Power of Influence
Michael Grinder, USA
June 16th
Using infection prevention and control resources wisely in Africa
Prof. Shaheen Mehtar, South Africa
June 25th
Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in resource-limited settings
Dr. Gayani Tillekeratne and Dr. Mariah Obino
June 28th
Healthcare infection control lesions learned from recent outbreaks
Dr. Ryan Fagan, USA
June 29th
Natural ventilation in healthcare facilities
Linda L. Dickey, Dick Moeller and Russell N. Olmsted, USA
Sept. 3rd
Is mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare workers the best way to protect our patients?
Dr. Michael Gardam, Canada
Sept. 24th
Evidence vs. Tradition: Examining the evidence of bathing to reduce HAI’s
Kathleen Vollman, USA
Sept. 28th
What did the Romans ever do for us?
Carole Fry, UK
Sept. 29th
Faecal transplant to treat Clostridium difficile disease
Dr. Jonathan Sutton, Wales
Sept. 29th
Debate – Selective decontamination of the gut
Dr. Cliff McDonald, USA and Prof. Jan Kluytmans, The Netherlands
Sept. 30th
The emergence of MERS: From animal to human to human
Prof. Ziad Memish, Saudi Arabia
Oct. 14th
The use of social media in support of global infection prevention and control
Jules Storr and Claire Kilpatrick, WHO
Nov. 5th
Demystifying the CIC® certification examination
Roy Boukidjian and Linda Goss, USA
Nov. 17th
The role of water as a vector in the transmission of infections in hospitals
Dr. Jimmy Walker, UK
Dec. 3rd
HIV treatment as prevention: The key to an AIDS-free generation
Prof. Julio S.G. Montaner, Canada
Dec. 17th
Examining the “unmentionables” – Sanitation and the global agenda
Rose George, UK

For more information on Webber Training, including a full list of the upcoming Infection Prevention and Control Teleclasses for 2016 and to access these free teleclasses, please visit www.webbertraining.com.

I hope many of you will take the opportunity to listen to these teleclasses and share them with your colleagues!  Perhaps next year Giving Tuesday will become a bigger event then Black Friday or Cyber Monday.  In these troubled times it’s certainly a nice dream to hope for!

Bugging Off!

Nicole



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