• GOOD VIRUSES FOR BAD BACTERIA: PHAGE THERAPY PRIMER FOR THE ICP

      Date: June 11th, 2024

      Time: 10:15 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Greg German, University of Toronto

      Objectives:

      – To be posted

    • THE EFFECT OF THE CLIMATE ON HEALTHCARE INFECTION

      Date: June 20th, 2024

      Time: 9:30 am PST

      Speaker: Martin Kiernan, University of West London

      Objectives:

      – Understand the relationship between climate change and healthcare-associated infections and discuss how climate change can impact the prevalence and distribution of pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections, such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria
      – Identify populations and geographic regions that are particularly susceptible to climate-driven changes in healthcare-associated infection risks, including patients, healthcare workers, and communities
      – Discuss the broader public health implications of climate-related healthcare-associated infections, including the potential for increased disease burden
      – DIscuss climate-adaptive healthcare practices, including practical measures that can be implemented to adapt to the changing climate and reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections

    • CBIC AND THE FUTURE OF IPC CERTIFICATION

      Date: July 18th, 2024

      Time: 9:30 am PST

      Speaker: Jessica Dangles, Certification Board for Infection Prevention and Control

      Objectives:

      – Learn about CBIC’s advanced certification
      – Discuss the creation of this portfolio-based assessment, its alignment with the APIC competency model
      – Review a crosswalk between all CBIC exam offerings

    • EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION OF CATHETER ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS IN LOW AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES

      Date: August 8th, 2024

      Time: 9:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Victor D. Rosenthal, University of Miami, International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium

      Objectives:

      – The International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) has been providing training for healthcare workers since 1998 in low and middle-income countries to conduct surveillance and prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs). This presentation will cover the most common HAIs, including their microbiology, burden, risk factors, and the strategies implemented to prevent them. The goal is to discuss and highlight key insights in the field.

    • SIMPLE QUESTION, COMPLEX ANSWER: DETERMINING THE DURATION OF CONTAGIOUSNESS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH COVID-19

      Date: September 12th, 2024

      Time: 9:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Yves Longtin, McGill University, Montreal

      Objectives:

      – Review the current knowledge regarding duration of infectivity of individuals with COVID-19
      – Identify current knowledge gaps that influences current recommendations

    • THE PHYSICS OF FLYING FECES

      Date: September 19th, 2024

      Time: 9:30 am PST

      Speaker: James Gauthier, Webber Training

      Objectives:

      – List at least 5 common healthcare pathogens that can be present in feces
      – Recognize common sources of fecal pathogens within our healthcare settings
      – State at least two methods to limit the presence of fecal organisms within our healthcare settings

    • RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PATIENT SAFETY CLIMATE, STANDARD PRECAUTION ADHERENCE, HEALTHCARE WORKER AND PATIENT OUTCOMES

      Date: October 10th, 2024

      Time: 9:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Amanda J. Hessels, Columbia University, School of Nursing

      Objectives:

      – Describe the importance and significance of the problem addressed
      – Identify the study framework, aims, methods and procedures
      – Identify at least two key relationships among patient safety climate, standard precaution adherence and adverse healthcare worker and patient outcomes
      – Discuss strategies to translate findings into practice and policy implications

    • LONGITUDINAL GENOMIC SURVEILLANCE TO TRACK PATHWAYS LEADING TO CLOSTRIDIODES DIFFICILE COLONIZATION AND INFECTION IN AN ICU

      Date: October 17th, 2024

      Time: 9:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Evan Snitkin, University of Michigan Medical School

      Objectives:

      – Learn how active surveillance and whole-genome sequencing can be used to understand pathways to colonization and infection in hospitals
      – Learn about the relative impact of different pathways leading to Clostridioides difficile infection in an ICU population
      – Consider the implications of study findings on strategies for prevention C. difficile infections in hospitals

    • SPECIAL LECTURE FOR CLEAN HOSPITALS DAY

      Date: October 18th, 2024

      Time: 4:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Didier Pittet, University of Geneva, Switzerland

      Objectives:

      – To be posted

    • THE ART OF IV LINE CARE

      Date: November 27th, 2024

      Time: 5:30 pm PST

      Speaker: Prof. Claire Rickard, The University of Queensland, Australia

      Objectives:

      – Review the concept of peripheral IV catheter associated infections
      – Understand current evidence for infection prevention in IV catheters
      – Review the policy context for making IV catheters safer

 

PICNet posts the Webber Teleclass schedule 1-2 months ahead; if you’d like to see the full year’s schedule, you can view it on the Webber Training website.