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Emerging Infectious Disease Issues

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Location:  Nicholls State University Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall
Time: 8:00a.m.-8:30 a.m. registration. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. presentation
Credit: 5.5 contact hours

Speakers:

Mary L. Eschete, MD specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine at Leonard J Chabert Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana

Paul L. Monier, MD specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in Thibodaux, Louisiana

Raoult Ratard MD, MS, MPH&TM is the Epidemiologist, Louisiana Office of Public Health

Erica Washington, MPH is the Public Health Epidemiologist Healthcare-Associated Infection Coordinator, Louisiana Office of Public Health

The goal of this educational activity is to identify the current challenges for the prevention and control of infection and provide an understanding of the approaches utilized to keep up-to-date regarding emerging infectious disease threats. Upon completion of this activity the learner will be able to state the top list of infections, explain the most current tips for infection prevention, describe the microorganism that are most relevant to healthcare workers, describe the benefits of universal gloves and gowns, understand the principle of decontamination, highlight the emerging threat of MERS and CRE, describe, and understand the why’s and how’s of antibiotics use. The target audience is RN’s.

 

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