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Legionella Webinar Series: Introduction to Healthcare – Associated Legionellosis

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The incidence of Legionella infections is on the rise nationally and in Tennessee, and presents a unique challenge for healthcare facilities. Learn about healthcare-associated legionellosis, notable outbreaks of legionellosis in healthcare facilities and how to control and prevent Legionella in building water systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the history, transmission and clinical presentation of legionellosis
  • Review the incidence of legionellosis in Tennessee and nationwide
  • Discuss legionellosis prevention, industry standards and requirements set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Recall notable healthcare-associated outbreaks of Legionella

Presenter:
Jane Yackley, MPH
Epidemiologiest
Tennessee Department of Health

Target Audience:
Facility managers, infection control, risk managers, safety officer, quality, environmental services

 

Webinars will be conducted the 4th Tuesday of each month from January through June. Continuing education credit available.

 

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