Webinars examine IPC for COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Project ECHO are hosting a weekly webinar series about infection prevention and control (IPC) in the context of COVID-19 every Thursday through 6 August 2020 from 9:00–10:30 a.m. EDT and from 12:00–1:30 p.m. CST. Speakers from CDC, the World Health Organization, and IPC professional societies will focus on practical advice and implementation considerations for IPC in health care settings. These 90-minute sessions will provide equal time for presentations and discussion. IPC professionals, Ministry of Health staff, partner organizations, and any interested healthcare workers are encouraged to participate. Please contact IPCECHO@salud.unm.edu for registration information.

Practical IPC Considerations in the Fight Against COVID-19: Webinar Topics

• Healthcare facility readiness and monitoring

• Healthcare worker risk assessment, monitoring, and other staff considerations

• Assessing SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers and inpatients

• Cleaning and disinfection in the context of COVID-19

• WASH in healthcare settings in the context of COVID-19

• Limiting the introduction of COVID-19 in healthcare settings

• Rational use of personal protective equipment and emergency strategies

• Advice on the use of medical and non-medical masks

• IPC in nursing homes and long-term care settings 

• Considerations for SARI treatment centers

• Post-mortem considerations in context of COVID-19