Primer on Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Control & Antimicrobial Stewardship

This online educational course offers any Infectious Diseases practitioner an opportunity to learn the basics of healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. Written by adult and pediatric experts in the field, case-based information is presented in a dynamic and interactive learning environment intended to highlight the role of the healthcare epidemiologist. Topics covered include pathogen transmission, outbreak management in the healthcare setting, approach to control of bioterrorism agents, advanced occupational health management, implementing antimicrobial stewardship and the prevention and management of multidrug resistant organisms including Clostridium difficile, surgical site infections and device-associated infections. This is a product of the membership of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America and is endorsed by Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS).

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Target Audience

This course was developed for the Infectious Diseases Fellow, but could be useful for other physicians or healthcare practitioners interested in increasing and solidifying their understanding of healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the role of the healthcare epidemiologist.
  • Analyze when to involve the healthcare epidemiologist and infection control experts - specifically during outbreaks, bioterrorism threats and advanced topics in occupational health management.
  • Discuss how to implement principles of antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Define the epidemiology, surveillance and prevention of healthcare-associated infections including multidrug resistant organisms including Clostridium difficile, surgical site infections and device-associated infections.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 ABIM MOC
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to [course-credit:abim_moc:max] MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point’s equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Course opens: 
06/03/2019
Course expires: 
06/01/2022
Cost:
$149.00

Original Course Directors/Reviewers

Revised Course Directors/Reviewers

Emily Martin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

University of Michigan School of Public Health

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Anurag Malani, MD

Medical Director
St. Joseph Mercy Health System

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Ann Fisher, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare System

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Emily Spivak, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine (Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Tamar Barlam, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Julie Trivedi, MD

Medical Director of Infection Prevention
UT Southwestern Medical Center

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Jennifer Hanrahan, DO, MSc

Associate Professor
Metro Health Medical Center

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Trish Perl, MD, MSc

Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

David Banach, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
UConn Health

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Sorabh Dhar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Anupama Neelakanta, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease Fellow
Wayne State University

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Sarit Sharma, MD

Professor of Community Medicine,
Dayanand Medical College & Hospital

 (Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Teena Chopra, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease Fellow
Wayne State University

 (Consulting Fee: Shinogi, Tetraphase; Speakers Bureau: Allergan, Merck)

Sarah Haessler, MD, MS

Hospital Epidemiologist
Baystate Medical Center

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

SHEA Staff:

Jessica Johnson, CMP

Director Education & Meetings

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Jade Belcher

Coordinator, Education & Meetings

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Kimberly Mace

Former Director Education & Meetings

(Disclosed no relevant financial relationships)

Accreditation Statement

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

SHEA Content Validation Statements

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America accepts the following Content Validation Statements and expects all persons involved in its professional education activities to abide by these statements with regard to any recommendations for clinical care. All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contradictions in the care of patients;  and/or all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Disclaimer

The information provided during this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.

Successful Completion Statement

In order to receive Physician credit, participants must successfully complete both the post-test with a passing score of 70% or higher and the course evaluation. You will have unlimited opportunities to take the post-tests. For questions please email: jjohnson@shea-online.org.

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Available Credit

  • 4.00 ABIM MOC
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to [course-credit:abim_moc:max] MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point’s equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/03/2019
Course expires: 
06/01/2022
 
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Please complete the above modules in the order they are presented. You will need a passing score of 70% or higher on each of the post-tests in order to advance through the course. When you have completed all modules, fill-out the COURSE EVALUATION, in order to claim your appropriate credits and print/download your certificate(s).