Produced by the Alabama Department of Public Health The Alabama Department of Public Health is a partner of the Public Health Training Network
Infection Control Update for Home Health Aides and Home Attendants Satellite Conference and Live Webcast
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
2:00-4:00 p.m. (Central Time)
3:00-5:00 p.m. (Eastern) • 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Mountain) • 12:00-2:00 p.m. (Pacific)
It’s one of the most important topics we review each year – infection control. Program faculty will review some of the basic protective procedures both personally and within the home, as well as emphasize proper care for patients with HIV/AIDS or Tuberculosis. Remember, the more precautions you take, the safer and healthier you and your patients will be.
Nadine Crawford, MSN, RN Infection Control Officer Alabama Department of Public Health Shakina Wheeler-Cox, BA HIV Coordinator Public Health Area III Alabama Department of Public Health Tammy Langlois, BSN, RN Assistant Director of Clinical Services TB Nurse Consultant Alabama Department of Public Health
Program Objectives 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Identify PPE for Influenza and other exposure. Identify signs and symptoms of Hepatitis. Identify the differences between HIV and AIDS. Identify the key points of HIV infection and transmission. Identify the four body fluids that transmit HIV and list ways to reduce the spread. Identify various types of HIV testing and distinguish between confidential versus anonymous testing. Identify the difference between Latent TB Infection and Active TB Disease. Identify preventive treatment and how to stop the spread of TB. Identify who is responsible for reporting confirmed and suspected cases of TB.
Target Audience: Home health aides, home attendants, and family workers who administer care for patients in the home setting. Continuing Education: None for this program Registration: Available at www.adph.org/alphtn Technical Information: To receive complete technical information you must register at www.adph.org/alphtn Satellite - Live satellite conference on C band (analog). Webcast: Watch with RealPlayer or Windows Media Player. Test your computer with the “test connection link” at www.adph.org/alphtn. Webcast Technical Support: 1-800-946-6307 or (334) 206-5618. Audio: To listen by phone, call 1-888-557-8511. Enter access code 972-1530 #. Press # again to listen to the conference. On Demand: Available on our website two days after live broadcast. Go to our On Demand page and select the Complete Chronological List. Conference Materials: Posted on our website approximately one week before the program for registered participants. Conference Details Questions: Call: 334-206-5618 Email: [email protected]
AL ABAMA PUBLIC HEALTH TRAINING NET WORK The content of this program is based on the policies and procedures of the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama and federal statutes, rules, regulations, and guidelines. Viewers not employed by the ADPH should always check to clarify whether the content is accurate according to the statutes, regulations, and policies of their jurisdiction and agency.
us on Facebook: Alabama Public Health Training Network (ALPHTN)