Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit

December 10, 2020

Event Description:

Despite attention and improvements, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) remain a challenge to healthcare professionals. According to the CDC, one in every 31 patients has at least one HAI each day. The Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit will offer a 3.5-hour clinical program on several topics in the area of HAIs to provide current clinical knowledge and recommendations for infection prevention and treatment in order to improve clinical outcomes. Appropriate use of antimicrobials will be addressed to promote antibiotic stewardship.  

This educational activity will be comprised of lecture presentations by subject matter experts, including a question and answer session with each presenter.  Presentation topics are expected to include: 

  • Healthcare-associated pneumonia - including both ventilator-associated and non-ventilator associated pneumonia;  
  • Clostridium difficile infection and intra-abdominal infection;
  • Surgical site infections - including prosthetic joint infection and cardiac device infection. 

The Mini-Summit will be offered as a free live event with 3.6 continuing nursing education contact hours through Sepsis Alliance’s accreditation with the California Board of Registered Nursing.  

Agenda coming soon!

This event is supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from Merck to Sepsis Alliance. All event speakers are participating on a voluntary basis; participation does not indicate a relationship between the speakers and Merck or other Sepsis Alliance supporters.

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 Participation
  • 3.60 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/10/2020 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
12/10/2020 - 12:30pm

Moderator: Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, FACOI, FACP, FIDSA

Infection Control Officer, Jefferson Health New Jersey

Dr. Cindy Hou is an infectious diseases specialist and serves as the Infection Control Officer for Jefferson Health New Jersey and Jefferson Medical Group. Locally, she is the physician lead for the hospital’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Infection Control Committee, Infection Prevention Task Force and Sepsis on the Floors Task Force. In 2018, she was the recipient of a national award as a Hero of Infection Prevention in Patient Safety from the Association of Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), and in 2019, she became the first infectious diseases physician to serve on the national Sepsis Alliance’s Advisory Board. Dr. Hou graduated from Yale University. She received her MA and MBA from Boston University, and D.O. from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is fellowed by the American College of Osteopathic Internists, the American College of Physicians, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Check back soon for more information on the other presenters!

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 3.6 contact hours.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 3.0 contact hours.

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Available Credit

  • 3.00 Participation
  • 3.60 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.


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