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Calming the Panic: New Organisms in Our World

Jim Gauthier, MLT, CIC
Recorded on February 18, 2021

There are NO CE credits associated with this webinar.  

New pathogens seem to pop up with great regularity in our world, creating panic in health care staff, government officials and the public. A review will be conducted of the pathogen progression (which has led to panic) up to this pandemic with a novel coronavirus. There will be a discussion of the Chain of Transmission and how remembering these six links can help prepare participants for the next ‘new’ threat.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the frequency of new organisms in the health care world
  2. Describe the ease—or difficulty—in killing ‘new’ organisms with disinfectants
  3. List the six links in the ‘Chain of Transmission’
  4. List at least two factors that make oncology patients a susceptible host

Outline

12:00 p.m. - 12:18 p.m.: Discuss the frequency of new organisms in the health care world
12:19 p.m. - 12:36 p.m.: Describe the ease—or difficulty—in killing ‘new’ organisms with disinfectants
12:37 p.m. - 12:54 p.m.: List the six links in the ‘Chain of Transmission’
12:55 p.m. - 1:12 p.m.:  List at least two factors that make oncology patients a susceptible host
1:13 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Questions and answers

Presenter

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Jim Gauthier, MLT, CIC 

Jim is a medical laboratory technologist by training and has spent over 40 years working and lecturing in health care. He is board certified in infection control (CIC), first certifying in 1990. Jim has worked in or consulted to: acute care; non-acute care (rehabilitative medicine, geriatric medicine, palliative care, Long-term Acute care, and behavioural health); clinics (medical, dental, optometry); schools (students, teachers, custodial staff); and industry.