Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Targeting Zero Infections: Infectious Disease Reporting: State Requirements & Resources

Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Register for the March 29th Targeting Zero Infections webinar - Infectious Disease Reporting: State Requirements & Resources here.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST

This session will review the incidence, prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of infectious disease outbreaks in dialysis facilities. The session will explore a case involving an outbreak and what actions were required by regulation to report the outbreak, and the work that was done to contain the disease. The session will take a real world look at the responsibilities of a dialysis facility medical director and administrative staff to establish relationships with State Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) professionals and the benefits that come from those relationships.

Webinar Highlights:

  • A case study describing an infectious outbreak and the dialysis facility's response
  • Up-to-date information on the federal requirements for dialysis facility infectious disease reporting
  • Recommendations for leveraging resources available within your state Health Department for your facility's QAPI program
  • How to identify your state HAI professionals
  • Benefits of collaboration among the medical director, dialysis multidisciplinary team, and the state HAI team

Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the morbidity and mortality associated with infectious disease outbreaks in dialysis facilities in the United States
  • Apply the national reporting requirements for infectious diseases
  • Illustrate the role of a state HAI professional and describe the difference between a State HAI professional and a State surveyor
  • Discuss what resources State HAI professionals have available and the benefit to dialysis facilities

Moderators

Alan S. Kliger, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and
Vice President, Medical Director of Clinical Integration, Yale New Haven Health System
New Haven, CT

Susie Stark

NTDS Director
American Society of Nephrology
Washington, DC

Speakers

Priti R. Patel, MD, MPH

Team Leader, Chronic Care Infection Prevention Team, Prevention and Response Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, Georgia

Anitha Vijayan, MD, FASN

Chair, State & Federal HAI Workgroup
Medical Director
Acute Dialysis Services
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Eileen McHale, RN
Member, State & Federal HAI Workgroup

Infection Coordinator
Bureau of Healthcare Safety and Quality
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Boston, MA

Disclosures

All faculty, planner, and staff disclosures here.

Target Audience

  • Medical Directors
  • Nephrologists
  • Nurses
  • Technicians
  • Nephrology Fellows
  • Other

Registration

To register for this webinar, visit here.

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit Designation Statements

CME Credit

The American Society of Nephrology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Nephrology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit
Joint Accreditation Provider

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education and the American Society of Nephrology. University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is awarded up to 1.0 ANCC contact hour.