CDC Free CE Webinar Focuses on Outpatient Oncology Infectious Outbreaks (August 9)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a free continuing education (CE) webinar to discuss infectious outbreaks in outpatient oncology settings linked to breaches in safe injection practices and sterile compounding standards.

The program, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, from noon - 1:00 PM EDT, will also discuss key considerations for safe handling of sterile medications during compounding and administration.

Titled "Outbreaks in Outpatient Oncology Settings: Lessons Learned and Key Considerations for Handling Sterile Medications," the webinar's objectives are as follows:
  • Identify unsafe injection and compounding practices that have been linked to healthcare-associated infection (HAI) outbreaks in outpatient oncology and other clinic settings.
  • Identify the minimum standards for safe injection practices and when standards for sterile compounding are applicable.
  • Describe the importance of early recognition and notification of potential HAI outbreaks to public health authorities.
Scheduled speakers are as follows:
  • Nadine Shehab, PharmD, MPH, senior scientist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC
  • Joseph Coyne, RPh, director of field operations, Clinical IQ
  • Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN, assistant professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Georgia State University
  • Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH, director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, CDC
The webinar is accredited for CME, CNE, CECH, CPE and CPH.

Register for this oncology infection prevention program by clicking here. Pre-registration is available until the start of the webinar.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years' experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.