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Friday, March 31, 2017

#FF Spring Cleaning for the Brain

As I hope you’ve gleaned by now, I love education.  Whether it’s speaking at conferences or sitting in sessions at conferences (as I am now), I can never get enough - and I know that I’m not alone.  Today I’m sitting through 3 sessions on Biosecurity and Infection Control at the American Animal Hospital Association.  It’s amazing the difference in thought between human and animal health when it comes to the use of disinfectants.  The opening ceremonies had several speakers using the portable mics that go over their ears – you know the ones that are close to the mouth.  The only thing I could think of was whether or not they were  disinfected between speakers.  As I learned from a couple of veterinarians who dropped by the booth after I tweeted the picture and question, the thought never crossed their mind.

As I do each quarter, I wanted to share the Webber Training Teleclasses coming up for the next three months.  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 second quarter of 2017.

Date Title of Teleclass
April 6th Technologic Innovations to Prevent Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections Prof. Mark Rupp, USA
April 12th Practical Steps to Develop and Sustain an Effective National Hand Hygiene Programme and its Impact on Antimicrobial Resistance Prof. Lindsay Grayson, Australia
April 25th Do’s and Dont’s for Hospital Cleaning Dr. Stephanie Dancer, Scotland
April 27th Cost Analysis of Universal Screening vs. Risk Factor-Based Screening for MRSA Dr. Virginia Roth, Canada
May 5th Special Lecture for 5 May Prof. Didier Pittet, Switzerland
May 18th The Airborne Spread of Infectious Agents: Survival and Decontamination of Human Pathogens in Indoor Air Prof. Syed Sattar, Canada
May 30th The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Methods for Bedpan Management Gertie van Knippenberg-Gordebeke, The Netherlands
June 1st Using Unofficial Sources to Monitor Outbreaks of Emerging Infectious Diseases: Lessons from ProMED Prof. Lawrence Madoff, USA
June 7th The Impact of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prof. Brett Mitchell, Australia
June 8th Establishing a National IPC Program on a Shoe String Budget Prof. Shaheen Mehtar, Africa
June 20th Making Sense of Alphabet Soup Dr. Andrew Simor, Canada

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!


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