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TABLETOP EXERCISE SCHEDULED ON CANDIDA AURIS

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

To register for this, you will not register on this website. Go to this link to register for this free training:

https://web.cvent.com/event/a7413684-e56f-4bfa-9dab-828c63eedbeb/summary

Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee Department of Health are hosting a tabletop exercise on Containment of Candida aurisin 8 locations throughout Tennessee.

Your facility is notified of a patient with a Candida auris bloodstream infection. Identification of Candida auris is a public health emergency that requires prompt and through investigation in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health.

SPEAKERS
Marion Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP, FSHEA
Pamela Talley, MD, MPH
Kathy Buechel, BSN, RN, CIC
Carolyn Stover, MPH

OBJECTIVES

  1. Review background on Candida auris as a multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO) with transmission and outbreak potential in healthcare settings.
  2. Describe the current guidance for a public health response to contain Candida auris.
  3. Review resources for response such as the Shiny App and the XDRO Registry.
  4. Identify opportunities for early identification of Candida auris.
  5. Review personal protective equipment (PPE) concepts, PPE selection and consideration, hand hygiene, and environmental cleaning.

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Define plans for Candida auris containment across the continuum of care
  • Access resources for response
  • Engage stakeholders and promote collaboration between lab scientists, epidemiologists, healthcare facility staff and other key players
  • Avoid misidentification of Candida auris in clinical laboratories

Tabletop exercises are intended to generate discussion of a plan regarding a hypothetical simulated emergency response.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Infection preventionists, nursing, quality personnel , nursing home administrators,  laboratorians, environmental services supervisors, regional hospital/health coordinators and regional EMS supervisors.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
4.0 hours for nursing. Applications have been made for 4.0 hours to NAB/NCERS and CPHQ

For more information, contact Lisa Wright at THA, 615-401-7433.

Details

Date:
February 7
Time:
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Website:
https://web.cvent.com/event/a7413684-e56f-4bfa-9dab-828c63eedbeb/summary

Organizer

Lisa Wright
Phone:
615-401-7433

Venue

Jubilee Banquet Facility
6700 Jubilee Center Way
Knoxville, TN 37912 United States
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Website:
www.jubileebanquet.com