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Infection prevention and control: Surveillance and metacompetence

 

This two-day module is for healthcare professionals who seek to acquire additional knowledge and skills on the basic concepts and objectives of surveillance, and to gain a European perspective in infection prevention and control.

 

Module organizers

Constantinos Tsioutis and George Petrikkos (Nicosia, Cyprus)

 

Module programme

Details of the agenda are available in the flyer

Module registration

You can register for the module here.

Deadline for registration is 14 September 2018, or until all available spots are filled.

Improving antibiotic prescription and infection control in the emergency room

 

Emergency Rooms (ERs) are a challenging environment: time is scarce, the workload too high and the composition of medical teams constantly changing. As a significant number of ER admitted patients are infected, awareness and expertise on antibiotic prescription and infection control is paramount: Typically, ERs are the first place for antimicrobial decision, where medical teams need to be able to rapidly detect severe cases and start administering adequate antimicrobial therapy in a timely fashion. Also after ER admission, when patients are transferred to the wards, the continuity of the prescribed therapy needs to be ensured to increase the chances of successful treatment. In addition, ERs are the central place for screening and isolation of infected patients before they are moved to the wards, so that the safety of other patients and healthcare workers can be guaranteed.

This one-day course aims to improve practices on diagnosis, antimicrobial treatment and screening of patients in the ER as well as their isolation if need be. It includes hands-on sessions and simulations to anchor the learned principles.

The workshop is co-organized by Hospital Beatriz Ângelo (LearningHealth Luz Saúde), Portugal and Hospital La Paz, Spain.

 

Module organizers

Carlos Palos (Lisbon, PT) and Alejandro Martín Quirós (Madrid, Spain)


Module programme

Details of the agenda are available in the flyer.

 

Module registration

You can register for the module here.

Deadline for registration is 30 March 2018 or until all available spots are filled.