Outbreak Investigation

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • List the 10 steps of outbreak investigation.
  • Recognize situations that signal potential healthcare-associated infection clusters or outbreaks.
  • Differentiate clusters and outbreaks from pseudo-outbreaks.
  • Discuss when to include environmental cultures in an investigation
Course summary
Course opens: 
03/01/2019
Course expires: 
03/01/2021

Original Author:

Raymond Chinn, MD
Medical Director, Infection Prevention
Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus
No relevant financial disclosures

Original Author:

Waleed Javaid, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
No relevant financial disclosures

Original Author:

Aurora Pop-Vicas, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Brown University
No relevant financial disclosures

Revising Author:

Judy Guzman-Cottrill, DO
Professor of Pediatrics
Oregon Health & Science University
No relevant financial disclosures

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/01/2019
Course expires: 
03/01/2021
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