Webber Training - Upcoming Teleclasses

    • Broadcast live from the IPAC Canada conference: Adapting IPAC in unconventional spaces

      Date: May 27th, 2019

      Time: 8:30 am PST

      Speaker: To be confirmed

      Objectives:

      DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS 
      Facility design can be a fundamental aspect of IPC and getting it right first time is important. Whilst there are accepted design criteria in conventional surgical facilities, there is less consensus in many other areas of healthcare design. This presentation will identify some of those other areas, discuss the perceived risks and explore design measures to minimize those risks.

      RISKS AND COMPETING PRIORITIES IN WATER MANAGEMENT
      Water management is a critical element in public health but hospital patients often have increased susceptibility to waterborne infection. Water is essential for so many aspects of healthcare but very little can be guaranteed contamination-free. This presentation will explore a pragmatic approach to water-related risk assessments.

      WATER IN HEALTHCARE – EMERGING RISKS
      The presentation is primarily aimed at organisms other than legionella which may be spread within the healthcare setting. It will detail the types of organisms, how they are spread and offer potential solutions. Hand washing is seen as the most important barrier to cross infection. However, use of a handwash station is not without attendant risks which will be reviewed in the course of the presentation. The role of water/ waste water in the transmission of Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaciae will also be reviewed.

    • Broadcast live from the IPAC Canada conference: Adult learning styles

      Date: May 28th, 2019

      Time: 8:30 am PST

      Speaker: To be confirmed

      Objectives:

      APPLYING ADULT LEARNING PRINCIPLES FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING
      Education is not covered in traditional healthcare training; however effective education is a significant component of IP competencies. Educational models for healthcare training have been explored and evaluated based on content and application. In this session, we will review the principles of adult learning for achieving effective teaching.

      ADVANTAGES, PITFALLS, AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM HIGH-TECH LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGIES
      Using electronic media to provide education and professional opportunities can appear as the panacea for flexibility of delivery – participants can work through the material as time permits, and without the financial or time constraints of attending workshops or seminars in person. However, even with meticulous planning and forethought, not all may go according to plan. In this session, we will examine some of the pitfalls and lessons learned, with the expectation of smooth sailing for future endeavours.

    • SSI Surveillance strategies in under-resourced settings

      Date: June 13th, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Dr Joseph S. Solomkin, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and World Surgical Infection Society

      Objectives:

      – Explain the need for SSI surveillance in order to support infection prevention 

        and safe surgery

      – Outline the approaches taken to conduct SSI surveillance

      – Describe the challenges and some of the proposed solutions for undertaking 

        SSI surveillance in under-resourced settings

      – Summarize the role of the World Surgical Infection Society in supporting 

        surveillance and improvement in under resourced settings

    • Myths and facts regarding infection control in outbreak settings

      Date: July 9th, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Adriano Duse, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

      Objectives:

      TBD

      *No live teleclass*. Look for the recording on the PICNet website by July 12, 2019

    • Infection control in pediatrics

      Date: July 16th, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Dr. Shahnaz Armin, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

      Objectives:

      TBD

    • Diagnostic stewardship: modified culture testing to enhance antibiotic stewardship

      Date: July 25th, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Robert Garcia, Stony Brook University Medical Center, New York City

      Objectives:

      – Describe the impacts of blood and urine cultures have on healthcare outcomes
      – Describe the potential entry points for contaminant organisms in current collection and handling practices
      – Review studies that indicate control of urine and blood cultures leads to reduced antibiotic use and negative outcomes

    • Bed bug prevention in the healthcare setting

      Date: August 15th, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Dr. Marcia Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, United States

      Objectives:

      TBD

    • How to engage and educate nurses in evidence-based practice

      Date: August 22nd, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Eileen J. Carter, Columbia University School of Nursing

      Objectives:

      TBD

    • Measures to prevent and control VRE: do they really matter?

      Date: September 5th, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Dr. Hilary Humphreys, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


      Objectives:

      – Be fully appraised on the current understanding of the clinical importance of VRE
      – Be fully cognizant of the significance of environmental contamination in the spread of VRE
      – Understand the arguments for and against maintaining contact precautions as a VRE prevention and control measure

    • Meat, monkeys and mosquitoes: a one health perspective on emerging diseases

      Date: September 12th, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Laura Kahn, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

      Objectives:

      – Understand the impacts that climate change will have on agriculture and food security
      – Understand the role that agriculture plays in disease emergence
      – Learn the One Health concept and how it can be used as a framework to address complex issues such as emerging diseases

 

PICNet posts the Webber Teleclass schedule 1-2 months ahead; if you’d like to see the full year’s schedule, you can view it on the Webber Training website.