Friday, March 19, 2010: 7:00 AM-8:20 AM
Hanover C (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.25
Summary: Infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology are increasingly important career paths for nurses, physicians, and public health professionals. Career opportunities are expanding in hospitals, outpatient settings, long-term care (LTC) facilities, dialysis units, health departments, and many other settings. There is a growing need for healthcare workers with specialized training in infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology. Two recognized experts will discuss career development opportunities, essential skills sets, and methods to enhance abilities in prevention of HAIs and other adverse events. Faculty will discuss methods to promote effective partnerships between diverse groups of healthcare workers, as well as their own personal experiences.Learning Objectives:
- Discuss and outline the career opportunities in healthcare epidemiology.
- Identify the essential skill sets and mechanisms to develop effective partnerships to build effective healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention programs and careers.
- Learn how to identify mentors, obtain funding, and negotiate with administrators to be an infection preventionist or healthcare epidemiologist.