Webinar for Outpatient Oncology Providers: CDC tools to help protect cancer patients from infectionsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 09/12/2012 09:36 AM EDT
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Unsafe injection practices in outpatient oncology settings have resulted in numerous outbreaks of hepatitis and bloodstream infections. Some outpatient oncology providers may be unknowingly exposing their patients to the risk of dangerous infections. This webinar is a must-see for every doctor, nurse, and health care provider who works with cancer patients.
Join experts from the CDC and others for a free webinar to learn what you can do to ensure that your outpatient oncology clinic is:
• following recommended infection control and related standards, and
• helping patients reduce their overall risk for infection.
Webinar: Infection Control and Prevention in Outpatient Oncology Clinics
Monday, September 24, 2012, 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Register at no cost (limited seating-register now): http://attewc.webex.com/attewc/onstage/g.php?d=644037376
View the detailed agenda and learn more online:
Educational resources featured in the webinar and available for your immediate use include:
Policies and Procedures
- Basic Infection Control and Prevention Plan for Outpatient Oncology Settings [PDF-522KB]
- CDC Healthcare-associated Infections: Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care
- CDC Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care [PDF-620KB]
- Out of Sight, Out of Mind poster [PDF-185KB]
- Emergency Room Personnel poster [PDF-401KB]
- Neutropenia and Risk for Infection: What You Need to Know fact sheet/brochure [PDF-174KB]
- 3 Steps brochure with cut-out emergency room/phone number card [PDF-591KB]
- CDC Medscape Commentary: Protect Outpatient Oncology Patients from Infections by Alice Guh, MD, MPH
- CDC Medscape Commentary: New Tool to Prevent Infections During Chemotherapy by Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH
- 3 Steps Toward Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients
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Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients is a comprehensive program focused on providing information, action steps and tools for patients, their families, and their healthcare providers to reduce the
risk of developing potentially life-threatening infections during chemotherapy treatment.
Learn more about the program at www.cdcfoundation.org/preventcancerinfections.
Learn more about CDC’s work to prevent infections in cancer patients at