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Educational Series on Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention

The Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program of the Oregon Health Authority is offering a series of interesting and practical educational webinar sessions for healthcare providers, laboratories, and facilities across the healthcare spectrum.

Recordings of previous sessions are posted below.

Audience: Any healthcare worker, public health nurse, or laboratorian.

Date: Usually second Wednesday of the month

Time: Noon - 1:00 PM

Registration: Links for registration for the webinar will be posted at least 2 weeks before the scheduled webinar session.

To sign in: After you register, you will receive an email with the link to sign in on the date of the session.

Upcoming Sessions (Dates and presenters to be determined)

  • ICAR Assessments for All
  • CDI/MDRO/IFT in collaboration with OLRO
  • Lab Update: MDROs, Ebola, Shipping, Zika
  • NHSN: Taking the edge off of surveillance and reporting: Bring your challenging cases
  • Antibiotic Utilization/Antibiotic Resistance

2016 Webinar Topics

March 9

HAI Outbreaks: Examples and what to expect

Genevieve Buser, MD, HAI Program

April 6

No Risky Sticks: Making every injection safe

Kate Ellingson, PhD
HAI Program

May 11

Sterilization and disinfection update

Mary Post, RN, MS, CNS, CIC
Oregon Patient Safety Commission

June 8

Oregon Reportable Diseases & Notable Outbreaks, 2015

June Bancroft, MPH
Oregon Public Health Division
July 21

Beyond Ebola: Key areas for improving healthcare and  safety for all: How to step down and keep moving forward

  • Rescheduled to 11/9/2016
Judy Guzman, DO
August 10 CRE Update Maureen Cassidy, MPH
HAI Program

Zika Virus Overview

Margret Oethinger, MD, PhD
Oct. 14 Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination in Oregon Monika E. Samper, RN
Nov. 9

Beyond Ebola - Key areas for improving healthcare and safety for all: How to step down and keep moving forward

Judy Guzman-Cotrill, DO

2015 Webinar Topics

AWARE Coalition Medical Director Ann Thomas, MD, presented two webinars on the importance of HAI prevention and antimicrobial stewardship, and easy ways to integrate these into your practice.

See AWARE Resources for Health Professionals.

June 30

How do I bring Antibiotic Stewardship into my busy outpatient practice?

Tessa Jacqua,
AWARE Health Educator

Ann Thomas, MD, AWARE Medical Director,


June 23

Antibiotic Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting: The key to preventing community-wide Clostridium difficile and other multi-drug-resistant organisms

Ann Thomas, MD, AWARE Medical Director,

Genevieve Buser, MD,
HAI Program

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