Webber Teleclass Education 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.
The Webber Training service is purchased by PICNet and made available to Community of Practice members in British Columbia who have registered for this professional development and educational service. If you would like to register, you can sign up by joining our Community of Practice. After you have entered your email address, select 'Webber Training' as one of your email notifications.
Slides will be posted for download 1-2 days before the teleclass; if you are signed up for Webber Training, you will receive this notification by email. Unless otherwise specified, Webber Teleclasses are from 10:30 am–11:30 am PST; your email notification will confirm this as well as the dial-in information.
The PICNet teleconference line has a maximum number of 30 users. We therefore request that whenever possible, participants from the same facility call in on one line. If you are unable to connect because the line has reached its maximum, you can access the recording 1–2 days after the class.
Webber Training has made its 2012 teleclass recordings available to the PICNet Community of Practice; you will find these in the 2012 Archive, below. The 2011 Recordings Library is accessible via the Webber website.
Current and Upcoming
Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections In Acute Care Settings
Date: May 30th, 2013
Speaker: Laurie J Conway, Columbia University School of Nursing
- List essential strategies for preventing CAUTI
- Compare and contrast CAUTI prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the European Association for Urological, the Urological Association of Asia, and the National Health Service.
- Describe gaps in the current evidence base for CAUTI prevention
- Identify challenges inherent in conducting CAUTI surveillance
- Relate CAUTI incidence to antimicrobial resistance
Infection Control During Disasters
Date: June 10th, 2013
Speaker: Steven Bock, New York University Langone Medical Center; and Mie Saijo, Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital, Japan
Broadcast live from the APIC conference, 11:30 am PST. Objectives:
Infection control practitioners who played a central role during Hurricane Sandy and the Great East Japan Earthquake will present their experiences. Discussion topics include infection control and prevention strategies during each disaster and emergency preparedness for natural disasters.
The Patient's Experience of MRSA Screening - What Can We Learn?
Date: June 20th, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Carol Pellowe, King's College, London
- Examine the findings from studies in which patients were asked for their perceptions and experience of MRSA screening
- Consider where we might improve practice for our patients
Live from ICPIC Conference - TBA
Date: June 25th, 2013
Live teleclass broadcast from the International Consortium of Prevention and Infection Control (www.icpic.com)
Severe sepsis: early recognition and management saveslives
Date: July 11th, 2013
Speaker: Kathleen Vollman, Advanced Nursing LLC, Michigan
- Understand the incidence and impact of severe sepsis and septic shock
- Demonstrate increase knowledge on recognition of the patient with severe sepsis
- Discuss the scientific evidence and practical application strategies to implement a hospital based program
Improving hand hygiene behaviour: the effects of social influence and leadership
Date: July 25th, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Anita Huis, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
What's New In Technologic Innovations For The Prevention Of Intravascular Catheter Associated Bloodstream Infection
Date: May 16th, 2013
Speaker: Prof. Mark Rupp, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Have an appreciation for the clinical significance of vascular catheter associated infections and understand the pathogenesis of these infections.
- Understand basic practice based measures that should be used in the insertion and care of central venous catheters
- Be able to introduce technologic innovations (coated catheters, impregnated dressings, coated connector valves, flush/lock solutions) if practice-based measures are not successful in preventing vascular catheter associated infections.