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Friday, January 20, 2017

#FF New Year Education Resolutions

Do you set New Year’s resolutions?  I don’t.  I stopped years ago.  I was often disappointed with myself in breaking the resolution by the middle of January.  I suppose some could say that perhaps I was setting resolutions that were not realistic, and I will admit there is some truth to that.  I suppose with me being a sugarholic, setting a resolution that has me giving up sugar could be something that leads to disaster…   Now that we’ve hit mid-January I wonder how many of you have broken your resolution.


One resolution I never break is trying to capitalize on any opportunity I have for educational opportunities.  The Webber Training teleclasses are a great example as I can join in from wherever I am; and if I miss the teleclass the day of a recording, then the presentation is available for me to download and listen to at my convenience.  As noted in past blogs, the Teleclass Education by Webber Training is an international lecture series on topics related to infection prevention and control. The objective is to bring the best possible education to the widest possible audience with the fewest possible barriers when trying to access it.  Here's the list of teleclasses for the first quarter of 2017.

Date Title of Teleclass
Speaker
January 19th The role of intersectional innovations in preventing infections Prof. Sanjay Saint, USA
January 26th Heater-Cooler unit associated Mycobacterium chimaera infections: An outbreak in slow motion Prof. Michael Edmond, USA
February 2nd Knowledge Gap about Ebola virus disease among health workers in hotspots in Sudan Musaab Mohamed Nour Abdelrahim Alfaki, Sudan
February 22nd Catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention in the continuum of acute care Jan Gralton, Australia
February 23rd Using expert process to combat Clostridium difficile infections Isabelle Guerreiro and Camille Achonu, Canada
February 28th The role of dry surface contamination in healthcare infection transmission Prof. Jon Otter, UK
March 9th Evaluation of Infection Control Training Martin Kiernan, UK
March 16th How to become CIC certified without becoming certifiable Sue Cooper, Canada
March 28th Treatment of severe MRSA infections: Current practice and further development Dr. Philippe Eggimann, Switzerland
March 30th Screening for Staphylococcus aureus before surgery….Why bother Dr. Hilary Humphreys, Ireland

For more information on Webber Training, including a full list of the upcoming Infection Prevention and Control Teleclasses, please visit
www.webbertraining.com.  If you’re a Twitter follower you can also be part of the conversation during the sessions by following #WebberTraining.
I hope many of you will take the opportunity to listen to these teleclasses and share them with your colleagues! 


Bugging Off!

Nicole

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