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WEBINAR: Cost of Outbreaks

Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 1030 PT, 1130 MT/SK, 1230 CT, 1330 ET, 1430 AT, 1500 NL
Duration: 1.0 hour

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Outbreaks can incur a significant cost to health care facilities. However, the financial value associated with outbreaks in Canada hasn’t been deeply investigated. At our large acute care facility, we have developed a real time cost calculation tool to accurately describe the financial burden outbreaks incur. We considered the intricacies and nuances of different types of outbreaks and use our findings to persuade a culture shift to outbreak preventative strategies.  


Ben RogersBenjamin Rogers is currently an Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario. He completed his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience/Psychology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Benjamin’s Infection Control career started in 2018 and he will be writing his CIC exam in the Fall of this year. His portfolio includes patient and staff education, data analysis and reporting, quality improvement projects, research and the Hand Hygiene program. He’s passionate about the continued growth of IPAC, microbiology and quality improvement initiatives.

His work on developing a mechanism to quantifiably define an outbreak’s cost in real time has been presented locally and Nationally. He’s excited to share the continued development and hopes that these principles and ideas can be used at other health care organizations. Benjamin is currently writing his manuscript on Outbreak Cost Analysis with the goal of being accepted as a publication in 2020.

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