Symposium:
24. Preventing Infection in Healthcare Personnel
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 103 (Gateway Ballroom)
Co-organized by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe the approach to evaluating and determining exposure in situations of suspected drug diversion
  • list the new recommendations for vaccination in healthcare personnel
  • discuss and implement strategies used to maximize vaccination among healthcare personnel
  • review the perceived and real risks for immunocompromised healthcare personnel

Target Audience: scientists, researchers, public health practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, microbiologists, members-in-training, lab personnel, investigators, infectious diseases physicians, infectious diseases pediatricians, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, hospital administrators, HIV specialists, HIV clinicians, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians, academicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Investigative ID, HIV-STD-TB, Global ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderator:  Kent A. Sepkowitz, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.5 knowledge-based contact hours (0.15 CEU) of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-13-115-L01-P

Disclosures:

K. A. Sepkowitz, None

C. Muto, None

E. Sydnor, None

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