Massachusetts Medical Society: Promoting Proper Practices: Protecting Health Care Workers and Patients in Health Care Facilities - Webinar Series

Promoting Proper Practices: Protecting Health Care Workers and Patients in Health Care Facilities - Webinar Series

Promoting Proper Practices: Protecting Health Care Workers and Patients in Health Care Facilities

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Presented by the Massachusetts Medical Society in collaboration with the American Medical Association

Series Overview:
This educational series, which features three free webinars, provides valuable insight into selecting the appropriate personal protective equipment for standard precautions during patient interactions, ensuring swift implementation of precautions for patients with transmissible infections, and navigating complex clinical scenarios involving laboratory tests and antibiotic prescriptions. Learners will explore the nuanced decision-making process involved in providing optimal patient care while minimizing risks for both patients and healthcare workers. By the end of this series, learners will have gained the knowledge and confidence needed to make informed decisions in challenging clinical scenarios, ultimately improving patient care and supporting infection control efforts within their respective health care facilities.

3-Part FREE CME Webinar Series - click individual webinar below to register.   

Webinar 1 - Essentials of Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions

Webinar 2 - Diagnostic Stewardship

Webinar 3 - Prescribing in the Face of Beta-Lactam Allergy Indicated in the Medical Record

Intended Audience:  These activities are designed for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other health care leaders, professionals and students.   

Course Objectives:

  • Apply current standard precautions in all settings in all aspects of patient care and identify a need for transmission-based precautions as early as possible with appropriate triage of patients
  • Discuss appropriate ordering and interpretation of diagnostic tests to avoid unnecessary use of antimicrobial agents and to assure appropriate application of precautions
  • Prescribe appropriate antimicrobial therapy to patients with a history of beta-lactam antibiotic allergy and achieve more confidence in de-labeling allergy

Course Fees Per Webinar:
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: Free
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
Non-Member Physician: Free
Non-Members Resident/Student: Free
Allied Health Professional/Other: Free

Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. AMA has partnered with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-CK20-2003. The Massachusetts Medical Society is proud to collaborate with AMA and Project Firstline in this educational activity. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this event do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

The MMS appreciates the valuable advice received from staff of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, and the MDPH Technical Advisory Group on Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance as to observed knowledge and practice gaps.

Accreditation & Credit Information: 

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates each enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study. 

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.50 Category 1 credits for completing each activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

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