Seminar Detail

Infection Control Challenges: Real Risks for Patients and Staff
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Barry Inman will share practical solutions to a variety of "what if" infectious disease scenarios that healthcare professionals confront routinely. So many questions can and do arise when it comes to the safety and health of your patients, yourself… and even your family!

Are your confident in your responses…
  • One patient with an ileal conduit urinary system that, when cultured, revealed microorganisms. Should the treatment include antibiotics… or not?
  • A co-worker is pregnant… which patient rooms won't pose a potential risk?
  • What innovative skills can you personally incorporate to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections?
  • How can compromised patients be kept safe when multi-drug resistant microorganisms are so prevalent?
  • You've been providing great patient care all shift. Now it's time to head home. How do you make that transition and not introduce your family to some of the infectious diseases you've been around?
  • A disease that may be in a distant part of the world could find its way to our backyard! These emerging cases are often complicated in practice. Are you up-to-date to intervene effectively?

You don't want to miss this enlightening and practice-changing day!
If there is no CE tab, please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
  1. Plan strategies to reduce and eliminate healthcare-associated infections.
  2. Explain best practices for treatment and control of multi-drug resistant microorganisms.
  3. Evaluate the newest vaccine recommendations for healthcare workers and children.
  4. Distinguish between mosquito-borne illnesses of Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika, which may be a threat to the United States.
  5. Analyze the latest HIV/AIDS treatments for effectiveness and ease for patients.
  6. Explain the medications available that "cure" Hepatitis C.
  7. Compare the current recommendations to control and treat tuberculosis.
A summary of current recommendations from the CDC, SHEA, IDSA, APIC and the Joint Commission

  • HealthCare-Associated Infections: Strategies to Control-Reduce-Eliminate
    • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
    • Surgical Site Infections
    • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonias
    • Non-ventilator-Associated Infections (overlooked HAI)
    • Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections
  • The Latest Multi-Drug Resistant Microorganism Guidelines
    • Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae
    • Clostridium difficile
    • Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
    • Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus
    • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Influenza
    • Avian vs. swine vs. seasonal influenza
    • H1N1 pandemic results
    • When to treat? When not to treat?
    • Treatment with anti-virals and antibiotics
    • New vaccines for flu
  • Vaccination Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel
    • Zoster/shingles
    • Pneumoccocal
    • MMR, Tdap, etc.
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases (Zoonotic)
    • Ebola: What we learned
    • Mosquito-borne ("Zika", Dengue, Chickungunya, West Nile)
    • Tick-borne (Lyme and Babesia)
    • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Hepatitis B
    • Vaccination protocol for healthcare personnel
    • Staff follow-up after significant exposures
    • Treatments for persons chronically infected
    • Outbreaks in healthcare
  • Hepatitis C
    • Treatment "cures" in 12-24 weeks
    • Outbreaks in healthcare-dialysis settings
  • HIV/AIDS (fulfills mandatory 1 CE hour requirement)
    • A probable vaccine for HIV… coming soon!
    • New treatments will only require weekly to monthly administration
    • Methods to treat HIV through mono-clonal therapy
    • Florida's concern: The highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the nation
  • Tuberculosis
    • Today's best approaches to treatment
    • Skin testing vs. blood test for exposure
    • Follow-up guidelines for healthcare workers' conversion testing
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Infection Preventionists
  • Dentists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Chiropractors


William "Barry" Inman has 40 years of experience as an epidemiologist, working for a busy health department in Florida. In his current role, Barry is responsible for control of communicable diseases through surveillance and investigation methods, working directly with the infection control personnel in hospitals, long-term care, acute long-term care, and NASA. He advises concerning appropriate precautions/management strategies and assists infectious disease physicians in the diagnosis of uncommon or exotic diseases by working as a liaison between the Department of Health in Florida and the CDC.

Barry has vast experience in outbreak mitigation and prevention, whether within a healthcare facility, in the community or on a cruise ship. His expertise has been sought for a variety of outbreaks, including: rubella, influenza, legionnaire's disease, measles, pertussis, norovirus and multi-drug resistant microorganism (MRSA, CRE, ESBL). Numerous awards have been bestowed upon Barry for his contributions to minimize the effects of constantly evolving infectious diseases.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: William B. Inman has an employment relationship with Brevard County Health Department. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: William B. Inman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Hawaii Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This program has been approved for 6.25 CCUs' by the Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy. Index # 19-060.

Physician Assistants
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Other Professions
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