WEBINAR: Decolonization to Prevent Infections across the Continuum of Care
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Time: 1030 PT, 1130 MT/SK, 1230 CT, 1330 ET, 1430 AT, 1500 NL
Duration: 1 hour
THIS WEBINAR IS FOR IPAC CANADA MEMBERS and INTERESTED COLLEAGUES
The presenter will discuss the continued increase in HAIs and decolonization strategies for the ICU and for reducing SSIs. He will review the literature and impact of decolonization strategies/protocols on reducing MRSA/SSIs in the clinical setting.
EDWARD SEPTIMUS MD FACP FIDSA FSHEA is Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Professor of Internal Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is also Professor, Distinguished Senior Fellow, at the George Mason University School of Public Health. Dr. Septimus received his Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases. He is fellow of the American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). His practice interests include patient safety, infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship and resistance, public health including vaccine preventable diseases, sepsis, medical informatics, clinical integration, and human factors engineering. Dr. Septimus is also a member of the FDA Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Group and is co-chair of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Patient Safety Steering Committee.
This webinar is made possible through the generous sponsorship of