Massachusetts Medical Society Webinar: Promoting Proper Practices: Protecting Health Care Workers and Patients in Health Care Facilities

Event Start Date: January 19, 2024 - 12:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: January 19, 2024 - 1:30 PM EDT

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Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. AMA has partnered with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-CK20-2003. The Massachusetts Medical Society is proud to collaborate with AMA and Project Firstline in this educational activity. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this event do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

This free program will provide valuable insights into selecting the appropriate personal protective equipment for standard precautions during patient interactions, ensuring swift implementation of precautions for patients with transmissible infections, and navigating complex clinical scenarios involving laboratory tests and antibiotic prescriptions. Learners will explore the nuanced decision-making process involved in providing optimal patient care while minimizing risks for both patients and healthcare workers. By the end of this course, learners will have gained the knowledge and confidence needed to make informed decisions in challenging clinical scenarios, ultimately improving patient care and supporting infection control efforts within their respective health care facilities.

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  -Apply current standard precautions in all settings in all aspects of patient care and identify a need for transmission-based precautions as early as possible with appropriate triage of patients

  -Discuss appropriate ordering and interpretation of diagnostic tests to avoid unnecessary use of antimicrobial agents and to assure appropriate application of precautions

  -Prescribe appropriate antimicrobial therapy to patients with a history of beta-lactam antibiotic allergy and achieve more confidence in de-labeling allergy
Webinar Registration Fee: FREE

Accreditation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

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