COCA Training and Conference Announcement-March 3

March 3, 2017

COCA Training and Conferences

The COCA Training and Conferences webpage has been updated to include conferences from March 2017–August 2017. Visit the webpage to learn about conferences sponsored by CDC, other federal agencies, and COCA partners.

Recent COCA Call

2016–2017 Influenza Season Activity and Recommendations for Clinicians

Thursday, February 16, 2017

During this call, participants learned about 2016–2017 influenza activity to date, and heard an overview of CDC’s recommendations for healthcare providers including influenza vaccination and the use of antiviral medications for the treatment of influenza. Earn free continuing education.

Special Training Opportunity

Free Workshops: Effective Patient Care in Infectious Disease Epidemics  

At CDC, we believe every healthcare team can meet the challenge of providing safe healthcare for every patient, every time. It’s our commitment to provide the foundation to make you successful. 

We are pleased to collaborate with the National Ebola Training & Education Center (NETEC) on two free workshops that will help you deliver safe, efficient, and effective patient care during an infectious disease epidemic.

For Healthcare Workers and Public Health Officials: Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness Training

  • Pathogens of Concern: Beyond Ebola 
  • Standard Operating Procedures 
  • Hands-on Simulation Skills Session 
  • Emergency Management 
  • Leadership Strategies to Sustain Readiness 
  • State and Regional Operational Planning 

Register for March 21-22 in Omaha, NE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/netec-emerging-infectious-disease-preparedness-training-march-21-22-registration-28842148643  

Register for April 27-28 in Atlanta, GA: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/netec-emerging-infectious-disease-preparedness-training-april-27-28-registration-28844090451

For Clinicians: Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness Simulation Training

Immersive Simulations, including: Deteriorating Patient
Clinical Skills Stations including:

  • Waste Management 
  • Spill Cleanup 
  • Ventilation and Suction 
  • Swabbing, IVs, Foley Management 

Continuing education: CME and CNE are available.

Register for April 3-4 in New York, NY: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emerging-infectious-disease-preparedness-simulation-training-april-3-4-registration-31064206879

Register for June 5-6 in New York, NY: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emerging-infectious-disease-preparedness-simulation-training-june-5-6-registration-31104644830

Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Resources

COCA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage contains information on scheduled and on-demand emergency preparedness and response training resources offered by CDC, other federal agencies, and COCA partners.

March COCA Partner Spotlight

COCA is pleased to feature America’s Blood Centers (ABC) in our March “COCA Partner Spotlight.” ABC is the largest network of community-based, independent blood programs in North America. ABC is recognized by the U.S. Congress for its critical work in patient care and disaster preparedness and response. ABC is dedicated to providing blood products and services to more than 3,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities across North America. Partnerships with professional organizations are vital to CDC’s ability to share information with clinicians about public health emergencies, CDC guidance, health alert messages, and training opportunities. COCA values our longstanding relationship with ABC, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership as we continue to work towards improving our nation’s health.

https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/members.asp

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

The Public Health Grand Rounds is a series created to further strengthen CDC’s common scientific culture and foster discussion and debate on major public health issues.

Emerging Tick-Borne Pathogens
Tuesday, March 21, from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET

Registration is not required. Watch live and archived broadcasts

CDC Learning Connection

The CDC Learning Connection is your source for information about public health training developed by CDC, CDC partners, and other federal agencies. Through website features, social media, and an e-newsletter, CDC Learning Connection keeps you informed about training opportunities, including many that offer free continuing education (CE).

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