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Webinar: Infection Prevention and Control Practices and the Threat of Healthcare-Associated Infections

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


This webinar will present core infection prevention and control practices that should be implemented in all healthcare settings, and then describe examples to illustrate how gaps in practices can lead to transmission of healthcare-associated infections, such as:

Overarching administrative and engineering concerns

  • Lack of leadership support for IPC and related activities
  • No plan to monitor adherence to basic IPC practices such as standard precautions
  • Poor facility design
  • No system to detect healthcare-associated infections or related outcomes

Specific transmission threats

  • Antimicrobial resistant organisms such as CRE
  • Contaminated plumbing systems
  • Unsafe injection practices
  • Reusable medical devices and problems with high-level disinfection and sterilization
  • Respiratory infections and triage
  • Cleaning and disinfection of patient care areas

Goals of this webinar are:

  • To understand core infection prevention and control practices that should be implemented in all healthcare settings
  • To describe selected emerging infectious threats in healthcare settings
  • To identify prevention strategies for healthcare-associated infections

Listen to the full webinar here.

This program has been approved for:
Nursing: 1.0 nursing contact hour will be awarded by the Louisiana Hospital Association for complete attendance of the live program. The Louisiana Hospital Association is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing – CE Provider #39


Captain Ryan Fagan, MD, MPH&TM

CAPT Ryan Fagan, MD, MPH&TM, is a medical officer in the United States Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion in Atlanta, where he leads the Consultation and Training Team for healthcare infection prevention and control. The team’s activities include healthcare infection prevention and control issues related to CDC Emergency Operations Center responses, educational and training materials for healthcare personnel, and on-site technical consultation. An emerging activity focus for the team includes better understanding the role of the healthcare environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections.

Ryan completed his MD at the University of Missouri-Columbia (2001), residency in internal medicine at the University of New Mexico (2004), and MPH&TM plus fellowship in adult infectious diseases at Tulane University (2006). He remains ABIM certified in adult infectious diseases. Ryan joined CDC in 2006 as an EIS Officer with the Alaska Section of Epidemiology where major activities included prevention and response to endemic foodborne botulism and research about childhood anemia and Helicobacter pylori infections among rural Alaska Natives.

He transferred to the CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases in Atlanta during 2008 to serve as the agency’s botulism subject matter expert and supervise domestic surveillance and response activities for a range of foodborne pathogens. Ryan joined the Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion (DHQP) in 2011, where he has served in several surveillance, research, and outbreak response roles including the supervision of approximately 30 responses to healthcare-associated infections in support of State and local health departments.

Ryan also supported CDC’s Ebola response activities, including leadership of healthcare infection prevention and control activities domestically and in Liberia, leadership of the US Ebola Assessment Hospital program, and a continued role as CDC liaison to the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC).


April 11
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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