WEBINAR

Infectious Disease Threats in Long-Term Care

A Two-Part Webinar Series with an Infection Preventionist Expert

Close up of infectious disease superbugs that threaten long-term care

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Part 1

Superbugs: Preventing the Next Pandemic
Tuesday, February 16 | 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET


Scientists from the University of Georgia estimate the number of bacteria on our planet to be five million trillion trillion. Out of that staggering number, approximately only 1,400 are human pathogens and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has classified 18 of these pathogens as having the potential to cause a global pandemic. This session will highlight the 18 pathogens that are most likely to cause our next pandemic and what each of us can do to prevent their further spread.

Participants will:

  1. Learn about these 18 pathogens and the risks of our continued inappropriate use of antibiotics
  2. Determine the most effective prevention measures for these 18 pathogens
  3. Identify three ways an Antibiotic Stewardship Program can improve antibiotic use
  4. Learn to differentiate between gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria
  5. Get to know the three most urgent bacteria identified by the CDC

 

 

Part 2

The World’s Deadliest Viruses – What Healthcare Workers Need to Know
Tuesday, February 23 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET

 

Throughout history, our world has been plagued by viruses. A handful of these remain aggressive killers. Viruses can have two different genomes—RNA or DNA—and very different replication strategies. One commonality that viruses have is they must replicate inside of a host cell. Since they have the inability to perform metabolic processes or replicate on their own, they are readily referred to as obligate intracellular parasites.

This session will highlight six of the world’s deadliest viruses, and:

  1. Their symptoms and incubation periods
  2. The measures needed to prevent the spread of each virus
  3. The vaccines and treatments available
  4. How to identify current outbreaks for each virus

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Speaker Information

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Jennifer Leatherbarrow, RN, BSN, RAC-CT, IPCO, QCP, CIC
Manager of Clinical Consulting
Richter LTPAC Performance Advisors

Jennifer assists clients with gaining efficiencies and knowledge in order to navigate increasingly complex clinical compliance regulations. As an Infection Preventionist, she’s helped clients across the country navigate through the new COVID-19 world by providing education and guidance on infection control practices and changing regulations. Jennifer has a long tenure in health care and skilled nursing, including over 24 years in the LTPAC sector, having served as a VP of Clinical Services, Corporate Reimbursement Nurse, DON, and Staff Development Coordinator. Jennifer is a well-known and highly-regarded state and national level speaker, trainer and author with a focus on LTPAC communities. She is also a regular contributor to the Richter ShareSource Resource page offering blogs and downloads on the most current topics in the LTPAC industry.

Looking forward to seeing you then!