9 Career Development in Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention

Friday, March 19, 2010: 7:00 AM-8:20 AM
Hanover C (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.25
Type: Oral
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:
7:00 AM
Denise Murphy, RN, MPH, CIC, Main Line Health System
7:40 AM
Robert Weinstein, MD, Rush University Medical Center and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County