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Legionella Webinar Series: Introduction to Healthcare – Associated Legionellosis
January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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.
- 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
Jane Yackley, MPH
Tennessee Department of Health
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.