How to Get an A on Your report Card: Prevention and Management of C. difficile and Other Healthcare Associated Infections

We are pleased to present this segment of our no-cost educational program series for Long Term Care Facilities entitled: Navigating Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care. Hosted by the New England QIN-QIO in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), this virtual series features presentations from Shira Doron, MD, Kirthana Beaulac, PharmD, and Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, MD, Antimicrobial Stewardship specialists at Tufts Medical Center.

We would like to invite you to participate in the eighth session, How to Get an A on Your report Card: Prevention and Management of C. difficile and Other Healthcare Associated Infections, on Tuesday, September 11th, from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

By attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Review factors that predispose residents to C. difficile
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies to prevent C. difficile occurrences or recurrences
  • Explain reporting strategies for UTIs and their utility
  • Summarize appropriate use of contact precautions

More About our Speakers

Shira Doron, MD, FIDSA is a physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center. She has been the physician head of the Antimicrobial Stewardship program there since 2005 and is also the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist.

Kirthana Beaulac, PharmD, BCPS is the pharmacist head of the Antimicrobial Stewardship program at Tufts Medical Center, as well as the Infectious Diseases Pharmacist for the institution.

Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, MD is a physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center. She is part of Tufts Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship team and has a special interest in rapid diagnostics and stewardship in the outpatient setting.
All webinars for this series are scheduled on the following days from 11:00am - 12:00pm:
Session 1 - January 16 Infection Control: Surveillance and Monitoring
Session 2 - February 13 Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long Term Care: What is Antimicrobial Stewardship and Why is it Important?
Session 3 - March 15 Antimicrobial Stewardship: Strategies for Implementation
Session 4 - April 3 Infection Control: Prevention
Session 5 - May 8 (New date-May 22) Approach to the Patient with Suspected UTI
Session 6 - June 12 Infection Control: Management (Case Scenarios)
Session 7 - July 10 Antibiotic Selection, De-Escalation, and Duration
Session 8 - September 11 How to Get an A on Your Report Card: Prevention and Management of C. difficile and Other Healthcare Associated Infections
Session 9 - October 10 Measure Your Success: Monitoring and Tracking Data