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Event :Prevention of Infection in Healthcare Workers

Date :Thursday February 28th, 2019

Location :Palo Alto
2479 East Bayshore Road,
Suite 200
94303 Palo Alto, United States

Type :Conference & Seminar - International audience

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For healthcare facilities and long-term care facilities looking to promote employee safety in the workplace, this webinar will provide essential information on structuring your employee health program as per Center of Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommendations.


 At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to

  • Describe three key components to an employee/occupational health program.
  • List the infectious diseases that pose a risk to healthcare workers.
  • Identify the sources for recommendations on employee/occupational health.
  • Describe the post-exposure protocol for bloodborne pathogens.


  • Components of an employee/occupational health plan
  • List of infectious diseases, both viral and bacterial, that can cause infections in staff:
    • Tetanus/diphtheria
    • Measles
    • Mumps
    • Rubella
    • Chickenpox
    • Hepatitis A, B, C
    • Human immunodeficiency virus
    • Tuberculosis
    • Conjunctivitis – bacterial and viral
    • Herpes viruses: varicella zoster (chickenpox), herpes zoster, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, epstein-barr virus
    • Gastrointestinal infections (Clostridium diffcile, norovirus)
    • Meningococcal infections
    • Staphylococcal infections – Methicillin sensitive Staph aureus and MRSA
    • Streptococcal infections including group A
    • Influenza
    • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
    • And newly emerging pathogens such as MERS-CoV, Ebola, H7N9
  • Screening and immunization schedules for infectious diseases
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis for bloodborne pathogens
  • Post-exposure screening and treatment for TB
  • Sharps safety program and needlestick reduction devices
  • Management of job-related illnesses and exposures (work restrictions, re-assignments)
  • Maintenance of records, data management and confidentiality
  • Precautions for pregnant personnel, laboratory personnel, and emergency response personnel
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act as related to employee health


Sue Barnes
Clinical consultant, Clinical Consultant Infection Prevention and Control

Sue Barnes is an independent clinical consultant. She is Board certified in Infection Control and Prevention and was granted the designation of Fellow of APIC in 2015 (FAPIC). She has been in the field of Infection Prevention since 1989. She has participated in the development of a number of APIC guides, and served as a speaker for organizations including AORN and APIC. In addition, Sue has been published in journals including AORN Journal, American Journal of Infection Control, The Joint Commission Source for Compliance Strategies and The Permanente Journal. She served on the National APIC Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012, and the San Francisco chapter board of directors for the past 10 years. In addition to APIC, AORN and IDSA, she currently consults for a number of manufacturing companies offering products that support prevention of infection. 



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Conference address :
Palo Alto
2479 East Bayshore Road,
Suite 200
94303 Palo Alto
United States
tel : +1-888-717-2436
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Prevention of Infection in Healthcare Workers Hospital
employee health program, occupational health program, occupational health plan, healthcare infection control, center of disease control, centers for medicare and medicaid services, national institute for occupational safety and health, bloodborne pathogens
Professionals, This webinar will provide valuable assistance to: Infection preventionists and employee/occupational health nurse (or those assigned to this position) in the following healthcare settings: Acute care hospitals Rehabilitation facilities Behavioral health facilities Long-term care facilities Medical and nursing personnel assigned to oversee the employee health program Home healthcare personnel overseeing the employee health program for the company
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