Your Guide to Infection Control and Prevention: A Webinar Series - Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinics (Web on Demand)
Course Number: WD2720-041817
Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinics
Compounding and infusion of intravenous medications occur in many outpatient settings. Without consistent knowledge and enforcement of proper practices, standards and regulations, patient and provider safety is at risk. This presentation will discuss an outbreak of fungal bloodstream infections due to improper medication compounding and poor infection control practices at an outpatient oncology clinic and review the oversight and enforcement landscape of safety standards in outpatient settings.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Administrators, Certified Health Educators, Dentists, Physicians, Epidemiologists, Laboratorians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Technicians, Medical Assistants, Medical Students and Residents, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Assistants, Program Managers
PREREQUISITES: General awareness of germ theory and basic level of infection control and prevention.