Free Continuing Education Webinars from CDC for Healthcare Providers: Invasive Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Associated with Exposure to Heater-Cooler Units during Cardiac Surgery

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Invasive Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Associated with Exposure to Heater-Cooler Units during Cardiac Surgery

Recent reports suggest that heater-cooler units, typically used during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, are putting patients at risk for invasive nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infections.

To discuss this issue, CDC is offering a free webinar featuring an expert panel including Dr. Charles L. Daley, Chief of the Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections at National Jewish Health; Dr. Daniel J. Diekema, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Dr. Keith B. Allen, Director of Research, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Mid America Heart and Lung Surgeons; Dr. Joseph Perz, CDC Team Leader for Quality Standards and Safety in the Prevention and Response Branch; and Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director of the Division of Health Quality and Promotion at the CDC.

Panel members will discuss:

  • Evidence linking invasive NTM infections and exposure to heater-cooler units during cardiac surgery
  • Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for invasive NTM infections, and
  • Steps to identify patients at risk and mitigate risk to patients

CE is available. (There are no fees for CE.)

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Webinar: Invasive Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Associated with Exposure to Heater-Cooler Units during Cardiac Surgery              

Date: Monday, August 29th, 2016

Time:4-5 p.m. EDT

Sign up: Pre-register at no cost and view additional details at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/o7zeuxo9l8t&eom

 

For more information and resources: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/outbreaks/CDC-Notice-Heater-Cooler-Units-final-clean.pdf

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