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Free Webinar on May 23: Targeting Zero Infections: Where Do We Begin?
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When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
12:00 PM-1:00 PM EDT

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Targeting Zero Infections: Where Do We Begin?

Join the first Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) webinar series to learn how to stop and prevent the spread of deadly infectious diseases.

Webinar 1 Title: Targeting Zero Infections: Where Do We Begin?
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EDT


  • Alan S. Kliger, MD, Yale New Haven Health System
  • Priti R. Patel, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Leslie P. Wong, MD, MBA, FASN, Cleveland Clinic


Webinar Highlights:

  • Dr. Patel, CDC, will present a case describing a recent outbreak in an outpatient hemodialysis facility resulting in the spread of Hepatitis C to multiple individuals
  • Dr. Wong, Cleveland Clinic, will demonstrate the critical leadership role of the nephrologist to ensure appropriate surveillance, hygiene, and environmental decontamination to prevent outbreaks from occurring
  • References to resources the nephrology team may use for quality assessment and performance improvement through infection prevention will be provided

Webinar Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the virulence of Hepatitis C and the danger it poses to in-center dialysis patients
  • Explain how effective leadership can mitigate the spread of infection
  • Describe the critical role of nephrologists' leadership in preventing the spread of bloodborne pathogens
  • Discuss how CDC tools and resources can strengthen infection prevention programs

CME and CNE credits will be available for live webinar participants.



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