Category: Infection Prevention
Title: Chain of Infection / Epidemiology
Presenter: Kathleen McMullen, MPH, CIC; Barnes Jewish Hospital & Health System, St. Louis, MO.
Kathleen started her career in the field Infection Control as an Intern for the St. Louis County Department of Health, Communicable Disease Control Services in 2002 while working on gaining her Masters degree in Public Health with concentrations on Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Kathleen has been working for the prestigious Barnes-Jewish Hospital since 2003. She started as their Patient Safety and Quality Consultant and was responsible for hospital-wide surveillance of clinically significant infections, including antibiotic-resistant organisms; coordination of case-control studies and descriptive analyses for clusters and outbreaks of infections including questionnaire development, data collection, database development and statistical analysis. Kathleen is currently the hospitals Infection Prevention Specialist and also has responsible for the infection control management over the operating rooms & outpatient clinics.
Description: This one hour presentation provides the basic building blocks of what is epidemiology and what leads up to the chain of infection. Kathleen discusses strategies for preventing infection within your ambulatory surgery center based upon this science.
Topics for discussion during this presentation include but not limited to:
- *Review the definition of chain of infection;
- *Review some basic epidemiology terms;
- *Review some basic epidemiology methods;
This is a pre-recorded infection prevention conference presentation.
Cost: $139.00; unlimited viewing for 90-days exclusive to your surgery center.
You may offer this training to all your staff at your single site location but your username & password cannot be shared or passed on to others at different locations.
Once you and any/all staff that have reviewed this webinar, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation worth one Contact Hour 1 of continuing education. You simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your certificates. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last name, position title, and license numbers (if professionals).