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Transmission Interrupted

Transmission Interrupted is brought to you by NETEC, the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center. Their mission is to increase the capability of the United States public health and healthcare system to safely and effectively manage individuals with suspected and confirmed special pathogens. Join NETEC as they discuss a wide range of important healthcare topics through the lens of special pathogens. Topics will include health care worker safety, personal protective equipment, and information on infectious diseases of all kinds. Transmission Interrupted is presented in cooperation with the CDC and funded by ASPR, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. For more information, visit NETEC on the web at www.netec.org.

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Traveling Without Transmission: Tots to Teens

Traveling Without Transmission: Tots to TeensThe summer vacation season is in full swing and parents everywhere are faced with the prospect of traveling with children and keeping them safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. What tips and tricks can parents employ to help keep their family safe during summer travels? What guidance can clinicians provide to help parents prepare for any and all scenarios they may encounter when traveling at home or abroad? Join us for this special episode of Transmission Interrupted as NETEC’s Jill Morgan welcomes Dr. Amyna Husain and Dr. Andi Shane to the program to discuss best practices for traveling without transmission this vacation season. Questions or comments for NETEC? Contact us at info@netec.org.Visit us on the web at netec.org/podcast.GuestsAmyna Husain, DOAssistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Director of Disaster PlanningBiocontainment Unit, Pediatric subcommittee co-directorJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineAndi Shane, MD, MPH, MScProfessor of Pediatrics and Division Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious DiseaseMarcus Professor of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection ControlEmory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of AtlantaHostJill Morgan, RN, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GAResourcesCDC Travelers’ Health: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travelPre-Travel Providers’ Rapid Evaluation Portal: https://gten.travel/prep/prep Staying Healthy While You Travel: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/family-travel.htmlAir Travel Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics: https://pags.com/Our-Blog/November-2019/Air-Travel-Tips-from-the-American-Academy-of-PediaTravel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.htmlNETEC COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Resources: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/ncov/ncovNETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5JyGXQ8MP0TZXU2Ldy-jzjLuUNfFX8JZNETEC Resource Library: https://repository.netecweb.orgAbout NETECA Partnership for PreparednessThe National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center’s mission is to set the gold standard for special pathogen preparedness and response across health systems in the U.S. with the goals of driving best practices, closing knowledge gaps, and developing innovative resources.Our vision is a sustainable infrastructure and culture of readiness for managing suspected and confirmed special pathogen incidents across the United States public health and health care delivery systems.For more information visit NETEC on the web at www.netec.org.NETEC Consultation ServicesAssess and Advance Your Readiness for Special Pathogens with Free, Expert Consulting.NETEC offers free virtual and onsite readiness consulting to help health care facilities and EMS agencies prepare for special pathogen events. Our targeted support services are delivered by experts selected and assigned to each inquiry based on the unique needs of your organization. Have a question? Ask a NETEC expert.For more information visit: netec.org/consulting-services.

29mins

13 Jul 2022

Rank #1

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Lassa Fever: a Summary for Clinicians

Lassa Fever: a Summary for CliniciansOn this episode of Transmission Interrupted, we welcome Dr. Jared Evans, Dr. Aneesh Mehta, and Dr. Vanessa Rabbe—members of NETEC’s Special Pathogen Research Network—to discuss their recent manuscript entitled, “Lassa Virus Infection: a Summary for Clinicians.” Developed from a clinical perspective, this manuscript provides clinicians with a condensed, accessible understanding of the current literature on Lassa virus (LASV) infection and Lassa fever disease (LF). The topics discussed in this episode will provide basic information on Lassa virus and Lassa fever, and will highlight pathogenesis, clinical features, and medical countermeasures that have demonstrated potential value for use in clinical or research environments.Questions or comments for NETEC? Contact us at info@netec.org.Visit Transmission Interrupted on the web at netec.org/podcast.AuthorsDr. Jared Evans, PhDDr. Jared Evans is a senior staff scientist whose expertise in virology includes over twenty years of experience in basic and applied research. He currently focuses on applications and response to investigate high-priority pathogens, including dengue and influenza viruses, with an emphasis on single-cell assays, genomics, and novel molecular tools. His responsibilities include leading projects in virology, molecular biology, and genomics and coordinating with partners to reach technical goals. Dr. Evans is also an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Additional areas of expertise include microfluidics and molecular/synthetic biology.Dr. Aneesh Mehta, MD, FIDSA, FASTAneesh Mehta is a Professor of Medicine and of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, and also serves as the Chief of Infectious Diseases Services and Assistant Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases at Emory University Hospital. He is a board-certified infectious diseases physician, who received an MD from the University of Oklahoma and completed Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases training at Emory University.Aneesh has been one of the core physicians of the Emory Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) since 2009. He was admitted physician for Emory’s first patient with Ebola Virus Disease and was highly involved in care of the four patients with EVD, one patient with Lassa Fever, and several PUIs cared for by the Emory SCDU. During the Ebola activation, Aneesh was involved in all aspects of unit management, patient care, laboratory handling, and research.Aneesh is a co-Principal Investigator at NETEC. He also has been involved in the development of the Special Pathogens Research Network Biorepository and evaluation of Medical Countermeasures.Vanessa N. Raabe, MDAdult and Pediatric Infectious Disease PhysicianNYU Grossman School of MedicineResourcesLassa Virus Infection: a Summary for Clinicians: https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(22)00205-3/fulltextNETEC Resource Library: https://repository.netecweb.orgAbout NETECA Partnership for PreparednessThe National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center’s mission is to set the gold standard for special pathogen preparedness and response across health systems in the U.S. with the goals of driving best practices, closing knowledge gaps, and developing innovative resources.Our vision is a sustainable infrastructure and culture of readiness for managing suspected and confirmed special pathogen incidents across the United States public health and health care delivery systems.For more information visit NETEC on the web at www.netec.org.NETEC Consultation ServicesAssess and Advance Your Readiness for Special Pathogens with Free, Expert Consulting.NETEC offers free virtual and onsite readiness consulting to help health care facilities and EMS agencies prepare for special pathogen events. Our targeted support services are delivered by experts selected and assigned to each inquiry based on the unique needs of your organization. Have a question? Ask a NETEC expert.For more information visit: netec.org/consulting-services.

30mins

29 Jun 2022

Rank #2

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The Role of Nursing in Research

Role of Nursing in ResearchThe research nurse is an integral part of the clinical research process. They play a vital role in the administration of clinical research studies and the bedside care of patients actively involved in studies. They help ensure research studies run smoothly while the study participants remain safe and are fully informed. The COVID-19 pandemic presented a unique opportunity in which it was necessary to quickly implement research in inpatient settings to better understand and treat a novel infectious disease. The research community relied heavily on bedside nurses to successfully operationalize research that unearthed gaps in infection control, workflow infrastructure, research-specific training, and communication practices.Join host Lauren Sauer, and special guests Jade Flinn and Brooke Noren on this episode of Transmission Interrupted as they discuss the critical role nurses play in clinical research and share lessons learned from their time as clinical research nurses during the pandemic.Questions or comments for NETEC? Contact us at info@netec.org.Visit Transmission Interrupted on the web at netec.org/podcast.GuestsBrooke Noren, RN, BSN, CCRCBrooke Noren is a clinical research program manager at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Brooke works with Pulmonology, Allergy, Critical Care, and Special Pathogens research.Jade Flinn, M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N., C.N.R.N.Jade Flinn, M.S.N., is the nurse educator for the Johns Hopkins biocontainment unit (BCU). Flinn graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in 2011 and Notre Dame of Maryland University in 2019. She is trained as a neurocritical care nurse, critical care transport nurse, and nurse education leader. Her role as the BCU nurse educator is to maintain the unit’s overall activation readiness for the safe care of patients infected with high-consequence pathogens. Areas that her work covers include the physical unit, rostered personnel, and systemic preparedness and infrastructure.Jade serves as a bedside clinical nurse in the Johns Hopkins intensive care units and during inter-hospital ground transports. Her professional interests are in representing the important role of nursing in disaster preparedness and response, health care worker safety and hospital emergency operations. Her most current work involves an international, multicenter COVID-19 clinical trial (Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial), quality improvement developments for category A waste processing using autoclaves, and effective personal protective equipment training for health care worker safety.HostLauren Sauer, MScLauren is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health, Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Core Faculty of the UNMC Global Center for Health Security. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the director of the Special Pathogens Research Network.She previously served as Director of Operations for the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness where she ran the inpatient COVID19 biobank and served on the COVID19 research steering committee for JHU. Lauren’s research focuses on human subjects research in bio-emergencies and disasters, in particular, ethical implementation of research and navigating the regulatory environment. The goal of her research is to provide health care facilities with the tools needed to conduct a clinical and operational research response in emergencies. ResourcesNETEC COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Resources: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/ncov/ncovNETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5JyGXQ8MP0TZXU2Ldy-jzjLuUNfFX8JZNETEC Resource Library: https://repository.netecweb.orgAbout NETECA Partnership for PreparednessThe National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center’s mission is to set the gold standard for special pathogen preparedness and response across health systems in the U.S. with the goals of driving best practices, closing knowledge gaps, and developing innovative resources.Our vision is a sustainable infrastructure and culture of readiness for managing suspected and confirmed special pathogen incidents across the United States public health and health care delivery systems.For more information visit NETEC on the web at www.netec.org.NETEC Consultation ServicesAssess and Advance Your Readiness for Special Pathogens with Free, Expert Consulting.NETEC offers free virtual and onsite readiness consulting to help health care facilities and EMS agencies prepare for special pathogen events. Our targeted support services are delivered by experts selected and assigned to each inquiry based on the unique needs of your organization. Have a question? Ask a NETEC expert.For more information visit: netec.org/consulting-services.

26mins

15 Jun 2022

Rank #3

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Back to Basics: PPE and Monkeypox

Back to Basics: PPE and MonkeypoxA recent European outbreak of Monkeypox has captured the global healthcare community’s attention. As cases overseas continue to rise, the first cases of Monkeypox in the United States have recently been confirmed. With healthcare organizations across the country preparing to care for patients infected with the Monkeypox virus, now is the right time for facilities to review their Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policies and procedures. In this episode of Transmission Interrupted, NETEC hosts Jill Morgan and Trish Tennill as they take us back to the basics of PPE and Monkeypox. What PPE precautions should facilities deploy? What Monkeypox-related concerns should facilities and healthcare workers be taking into consideration to keep themselves safe while caring for patients? Join us as Jill and Trish share best practices, tips, and tricks to help healthcare workers get back to the basics of PPE at their facilities. Questions or comments for NETEC? Contact us at info@netec.org.Visit us on the web at netec.org/podcast.HostsJill Morgan, RN, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GAPatricia Ann Tennill, RN, BSN, Associate Director of Nursing, Bellevue Health & Hospitals, New York, NYResourcesMonkeypox Information for Clinicians: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/index.htmlNETEC Monkeypox Resources: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/monkeypox/monkeypoxNETEC Resource Library: https://repository.netecweb.orgAbout NETECA Partnership for PreparednessThe National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center’s mission is to set the gold standard for special pathogen preparedness and response across health systems in the U.S. with the goals of driving best practices, closing knowledge gaps, and developing innovative resources.Our vision is a sustainable infrastructure and culture of readiness for managing suspected and confirmed special pathogen incidents across the United States public health and health care delivery systems.For more information visit NETEC on the web at www.netec.org.

21mins

1 Jun 2022

Rank #4

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Staff Resiliency in Long Term Care

Staff Resiliency in Long Term CareDr. Natalie Manley, assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, joins NETEC’s Dr. Vanessa Raabe to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on staff resiliency in long-term care settings. What challenges have long-term care staff and facilities faced during the pandemic? What new challenges have come about since the pandemic began? How is staff burnout affecting long-term care organizations? What can long-term care institutions do to help bolster resiliency on both an institutional and personal level? Join us for these topics and more on this episode of Transmission Interrupted. Questions or comments for NETEC? Contact us at info@netec.org.Visit us on the web at netec.org/podcast.GuestsNatalie Manley, MD, MPH, CMD, HMDCBDr. Manley is board-certified in both internal and geriatric medicine and holds certifications for medical direction in long-term and hospice care. She received her medical and masters of philosophy degrees in public health from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Manley completed her residency training and geriatric fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She completed an advanced geriatric fellowship at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Dr. Manley is a member of the American Medical Directors Association, American Geriatrics Society and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has done hospice work since 2017 and loves being able to work to help people find joy and peace during all the days of their life.HostVanessa N. Raabe, MDAdult and Pediatric Infectious Disease PhysicianNYU Grossman School of MedicineResourcesAHRQ Evidenced Based Team Training: https://www.ahrq.gov/teamstepps/longtermcare/index.htmlAHRQ TeamSTEPPS: https://www.ahrq.gov/teamstepps/index.htmlAMDA Statement Responding to President Biden’s Nursing Home Reform Proposals https://paltc.org/sites/default/files/AMDA%20Response%20to%20SOTU%20Final.pdfAMDA Healing Together Resources: https://paltc.org/?q=HealingTogetherHealth in Aging General Nursing Home Information: https://www.healthinaging.org/age-friendly-healthcare-you/care-settings/nursing-homesIthaca College Stress First Aid Toolkit for Long-Term Care Staff: https://wwwcdn.ithaca.edu/file-download/download/public/30440Nebraska ICAP: https://icap.nebraskamed.com/ Pioneer Network: https://www.pioneernetwork.net/about-us/mission-vision-values/Society for Certified Nursing Assistants: https://www.nahcacna.org/NETEC COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Resources: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/ncov/ncovNETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5JyGXQ8MP0TZXU2Ldy-jzjLuUNfFX8JZNETEC Resource Library: https://repository.netecweb.orgAbout NETECA Partnership for PreparednessThe National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center’s mission is to set the gold standard for special pathogen preparedness and response across health systems in the U.S. with the goals of driving best practices, closing knowledge gaps, and developing innovative resources.Our vision is a sustainable infrastructure and culture of readiness for managing suspected and confirmed special pathogen incidents across the United States public health and health care delivery systems.For more information visit NETEC on the web at www.netec.org.NETEC Consultation ServicesAssess and Advance Your Readiness for Special Pathogens with Free, Expert ConsultingNETEC offers free virtual and onsite readiness consulting to help health care facilities and EMS agencies prepare for special pathogen events. Our targeted support services are delivered by experts selected and assigned to each inquiry based on the unique needs of your organization. Have a question? Ask a NETEC expert.For more information visit: netec.org/consulting-services

33mins

4 May 2022

Rank #5

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Flurona and the Future of Respiratory Virus Season

Flurona and the Future of Respiratory Virus SeasonFlurona! What is it? Is it real? Is it the next superbug? Can someone be infected with the flu and COVID-19 at the same time? The term ‘flurona’ has been making the rounds in the news recently and has caused some confusion. Join us for this episode of Transmission Interrupted as NETEC’s Lauren Sauer and special guests Dr. Jared Evans and Dr. Aneesh Mehta discuss all things flurona. The discussion will touch on the impact Flurona has had this influenza season, current recombination events in the news, the future of respiratory virus season, and steps the healthcare community can take to help mitigate the impact of flurona during the ongoing pandemic.Questions or comments for NETEC? Contact us: info@netec.orgVisit Transmission Interrupted on the web at https://netec.org/podcast/GuestsDr. Jared Evans, PhDDr. Jared Evans is a senior staff scientist whose expertise in virology includes over twenty years of experience in basic and applied research. He currently focuses on applications and response to investigate high-priority pathogens, including dengue and influenza viruses, with an emphasis on single-cell assays, genomics, and novel molecular tools. His responsibilities include leading projects in virology, molecular biology, and genomics and coordinating with partners to reach technical goals. Dr. Evans is also an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Additional areas of expertise include microfluidics and molecular/synthetic biology.Dr. Aneesh Mehta, MD, FIDSA, FASTAneesh Mehta is a Professor of Medicine and of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, and also serves as the Chief of Infectious Diseases Services and Assistant Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases at Emory University Hospital. He is a board-certified infectious diseases physician, who received an MD from the University of Oklahoma and completed Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases training at Emory University.Aneesh has been one of the core physicians of the Emory Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) since 2009. He was admitted physician for Emory’s first patient with Ebola Virus Disease and was highly involved in care of the four patients with EVD, one patient with Lassa Fever, and several PUIs cared for by the Emory SCDU. During the Ebola activation, Aneesh was involved in all aspects of unit management, patient care, laboratory handling, and research.Aneesh is a co-Principal Investigator at NETEC. He also has been involved in the development of the Special Pathogens Research Network Biorepository and evaluation of Medical Countermeasures.HostLauren Sauer, MScLauren is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health, Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Core Faculty of the UNMC Global Center for Health Security. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the director of the Special Pathogens Research Network.She previously served as Director of Operations for the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness where she ran the inpatient COVID19 biobank and served on the COVID19 research steering committee for JHU. Lauren’s research focuses on human subjects research in bio-emergencies and disasters, in particular, ethical implementation of research and navigating the regulatory environment. The goal of her research is to provide health care facilities with the tools needed to conduct a clinical and operational research response in emergencies.  ResourcesNETEC COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Resources: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/ncov/ncovNETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5JyGXQ8MP0TZXU2Ldy-jzjLuUNfFX8JZNETEC Resource Library: https://repository.netecweb.org

52mins

29 Mar 2022

Rank #6

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The Hidden Cost of COVID

The Hidden Cost of COVIDIn the fall of 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) released a report on the impact COVID-19 had on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in 2020. After a decade of steadily declining HAI numbers, health care facilities across the country experienced a dramatic increase in the number of reported healthcare-associated infections during the first year of the pandemic. The impact of this report has been widespread and highlights the need for health care facilities across the country to return to conventional infection prevention and control practices and build resiliency in these programs to withstand future pandemics.Join NETEC hosts Jill Morgan and Trish Tennill as they discuss the findings of the NHSN’s report and share best practices and lessons learned from infection prevention and special pathogen experts.  Questions or comments for NETEC? Contact us: info@netec.orgFind us on the web: netec.orgGuestsChrista Arguinchona MSN, BSN, CCRNChrista Arguinchona is the program manager for the Special Pathogens Unit (SPU) and the Rapid Response Team at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Her responsibilities include developing and maintaining a care team for the SPU and developing policies, protocols, and educational and training plans. Christa also conducts training and education for the frontline facilities within Providence Health Care. Christa collaborates with community, regional, and national partners as part of NETEC’s regional treatment center network. Christa has her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing and is certified in Critical Care. She has over 30 years of critical care experience in the neurological/trauma ICU at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital.Carrie Billman, RN, CICCarrie Billman is the infection control program manager for the Johns Hopkins Health System, and a senior infection control epidemiologist for the Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control at The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH). In her role at JHH, Carrie leads infection prevention activities for the JHH Biocontainment Unit (BCU), including training and education for trained observers and BCU clinical staff, policy and protocol development, and serves as a lead infection preventionist during BCU activations.Carrie is a trained pediatric nurse with 13 years of experience with acute and lifesaving burn care and is current faculty for the Johns Hopkins University master’s level course in infection prevention. Carrie is currently pursuing her master’s in Health Profession Education through the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan. Meredith Fahy, MPH, RN, CICMeredith Fahy has been an infection preventionist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) since August 2019 and is also the biothreats infection preventionist. Previously, she worked as a staff nurse in the Infectious Disease Associates outpatient clinic where she helped develop and implement a nurse-driven initiative to improve retention in care for high-risk HIV patients, as a staff nurse in the MGH Emergency Department, and has volunteered with the Mercy Ships organization in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She graduated from Northeastern University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009 and Master of Public Health in 2016. Meredith lives outside of Boston with her husband and dog.Jennifer Garland RN, PhD, CICJennifer Garland is a disease-specific care reviewer for the Joint Commission and the Special Pathogens Program Manager at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is a registered nurse with clinical experience in critical care, public health, neuroscience, and program development.From January to March 2015, Dr. Garland worked as a clinical care provider in the Maforki Ebola Treatment Unit in Port Loko, Sierra Leone with Partners In Health and The World Health Organization (WHO). She is a subject matter expert for NETEC and a member of The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) with WHO. Dr. Garland is also certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology.HostsJill MorganRN, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GAPatricia Ann TennillRN, BSN, Associate Director of Nursing, Bellevue Health & Hospitals, New York, NYResourcesThe impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on healthcare-associated infections in 2020: A summary of data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network: https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2021.362CDC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN): https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/index.htmlNETEC COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Resources: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/ncov/ncovNETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5JyGXQ8MP0TZXU2Ldy-jzjLuUNfFX8JZNETEC Resource Library: https://repository.netecweb.org

55mins

2 Mar 2022

Rank #7

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Healthcare Professionals Resiliency and Vaccine Hesitancy

Healthcare Professionals Resiliency and Vaccine HesitancyAs the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, healthcare professionals across the nation continue to face extreme challenges as they battle on the frontlines. The mental and emotional toll this pandemic is taking on care providers is enormous. As such, the resiliency of healthcare professionals has come into focus. Organizations are striving to provide support for staff, and reduce the mental and emotional stressors associated with providing care during the pandemic. How can healthcare professionals more effectively deal with the everyday stressors they encounter? How can facilities prioritize the well-being and resiliency of healthcare professionals in the face of the ongoing pandemic? What strategies can healthcare professionals employ in their practice to best care for patients who may be experiencing vaccine hesitancy?Join host Lauren Sauer, and special guests Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, Precious Davis, and Dr. Jasmine Marcelin on this episode of Transmission Interrupted as they discuss topics surrounding healthcare professionals, resiliency and vaccine hesitancy through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic.Questions or comments for NETEC? Contact us: info@netec.orgFind us on the web: netec.orgGuestsJacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD, AAHIVPJacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Loma Linda University. She recently completed her post-graduate fellowship training at the Anti-Infective Research Laboratory at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, where she will also receive her MPH. She is a graduate of University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency as well as her undergraduate studies at Howard University. Dr. Abdul-Mutakabbir’s research and practice interests include Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of combination therapy in antimicrobial resistant infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and optimal care for people with HIV. In early 2020 she was recognized among the ECCMID “30 under 30” Outstanding Young Scientists in which she was quoted “as a minority woman researcher, I have worked ardently to promote the necessity of women of color in the research arena.” Dr. Abdul-Mutakabbir is an active member of AAHIVM, IDSA, and ASHP and was the chartering president of the Zeta Iota chapter of Kappa Psi at the University of St. Joseph. She joined SIDP as a trainee and looks forward to a long and successful career of practice, research and service in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. Precious Davis, BSN, MSNPrecious Davis received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2015, and received her Masters of Science in Nursing Education from Western Governors University in Utah. She previously worked as a nurse at ENCOR/ENHSA managing the care of individuals with developmental disabilities and supervising nursing assistants and medication aides. Precious has worked as a case manager/staff nurse coordinating patient care for high-risk, complex patients at Nebraska Medicine, and recently started working as a nurse case manager at the Specialty Care Center in January 2017.Jasmine Marcelin, MDDr. Marcelin is a Caribbean native born on the island of Dominica. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biology and Chemistry, and a Diploma in Forensic Science at St. Mary’s University in Halifax Nova Scotia. She then returned to her second home, Antigua & Barbuda, for medical school at American University of Antigua College of Medicine, after which she then completed Internal Medicine residency followed by Infectious Diseases fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During her time at Mayo Clinic, she was a Chief Infectious Diseases Fellow, and founding Co-Chair of the Mayo Fellows’ Association Trainee Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Dr. Marcelin is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, and is a founding member of the Infectious Diseases Society (IDSA) Inclusion, Diversity, Access & Equity Taskforce working towards creating a more diverse and inclusive Infectious Diseases specialty. She is also the Co-Director of Digital Innovation & Social Media Strategy for the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Vice-Chair of the IDSA Digital Strategy Advisory group, highlighting her influence and expertise in social media for healthcare professionals. Clinically Dr. Marcelin practices Infectious Diseases, and has a special interest in Antimicrobial Stewardship. As Associate Program Director, she is focused on resident scholarship, diversity and inclusion and wellness. Dr. Marcelin is married to Dr. Alberto Marcelin in the department of Family Medicine at UNMC, and they have two boys. Her interests outside medicine include reading, playing the piano, spending time with her family and all things “Hamilton: An American Musical”.HostLauren Sauer, MScLauren is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health, Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Core Faculty of the UNMC Global Center for Health Security. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the director of the Special Pathogens Research Network.She previously served as Director of Operations for the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness where she ran the inpatient COVID19 biobank and served on the COVID19 research steering committee for JHU. Lauren’s research focuses on human subjects research in bio-emergencies and disasters, in particular ethical implementation of research and navigating the regulatory environment. The goal of her research is to provide health care facilities with the tools needed to conduct a clinical and operational research response in emergencies. ResourcesNETEC COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Resources: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/ncov/ncovNETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5JyGXQ8MP0TZXU2Ldy-jzjLuUNfFX8JZNETEC Resource Repository: https://repository.netecweb.org

48mins

28 Jan 2022

Rank #8

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NETEC and the Long-Term Care Continuum

On this episode of Transmission Interrupted, NETEC continues its series on Long-Term Care in the age of COVID by welcoming Dr. Anna Fisher, Director of Quality & Education for Hillcrest Health Services, to the podcast. Dr. Fisher joins host Lauren Sauer to discuss the Long-Term Care Continuum. Topics include the facilities and services that comprise Long-Term Care, and NETEC's effort to develop training and education resources to strengthen the Long-Term Care community.Questions or comments for NETEC? Contact us: info@netec.orgFind us on the web: netec.orgGuestAnna Fisher, DHA, QCP, CMDCP, CDPDr. Anna Fisher, DHA, QCP, CMDCP, CDP, serves as the Hillcrest Health Services health, quality, and nursing services education expert for business lines that include assisted living, memory support, adult day services, in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, home health care, private duty, telehealth, palliative, hospice, and skilled nursing care. Dr. Fisher is also an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bellevue University, a board member of the Bellevue Public Schools Foundation, Hillcrest Health Services Foundation, and co-producer of the NET Television program series, Now What?, about elder care and dementia. She continues to serve as a Clinical Practice Committee member, Emergency Preparedness Committee member, and Quality Award Senior Examiner for the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center of Assisted Living (NCAL). Dr. Fisher is also Chair of the Omaha-Metropolitan Healthcare Coalition (OMHCC) Non-Hospital Healthcare Workgroup, a member of the Pioneer Network Artifacts 2.0 Advisory Group, the Nebraska Culture Change Coalition, and the Developmental Disabilities Aging Coalition.HostLauren Sauer, MScLauren is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health, Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Core Faculty of the UNMC Global Center for Health Security. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the director of the Special Pathogens Research Network.She previously served as Director of Operations for the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness where she ran the inpatient COVID19 biobank and served on the COVID19 research steering committee for JHU. Lauren’s research focuses on human subjects research in bio-emergencies and disasters. Her work is focused on the ethical implementation of human subjects research and navigating the regulatory environment in disasters. Her research has focused on providing healthcare systems tools that facilitate implementation of policy requirements and clinical trials in emergencies.ResourcesInfection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Long-term Care Facilities: CDC_IC_Assessment_Tool_LTCF_v1_3Health Department Resources for Long-term Care Facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/longtermcare/resources/index.htmlCMS Infection Prevention, Control & Immunizations: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso20-12-suspension-survey-activities-2pdf.pdf(Download .zip) CMS Head to Toe Infection Prevention (H2T) Toolkithttps://www.cms.gov/files/zip/head-toe-infection-prevention-toolkit.zipTransmission Interrupted Episode #10 NETEC has you Covered: PPE in Long-Term Care: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/423a0ffd-c7c0-44f7-8fca-c75d01605f8dNETEC: Long-Term Care: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Education: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/ncov/item/1617Evaluating the national PPE guidance for NHS healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7354042/NETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5JyGXQ8MP0TZXU2Ldy-jzjLuUNfFX8JZNETEC Resource Repository: https://repository.netecweb.org

27mins

15 Dec 2021

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NETEC has you Covered: PPE in Long-Term Care

To meet the growing needs of the Long-Term Care community, NETEC has developed a Personal Protective Equipment educational resource for Long-Term Care Facilities. Targeted toward all professionals in Long-Term Care, from administration to frontline workers, this resource will allow facilities to learn or refresh their knowledge on critical concepts of PPE management and use. Join NETEC host Jill Morgan, RN, Emory Healthcare, and special guest, Carly Snider, LPN, of House of Hope Alzheimer's Care, in Omaha, Nebraska, as they discuss the timeliness and importance of this PPE resource and its impact on the LTC communities Carly represents. Questions or comments for NETEC? Contact us: info@netec.org Find us on the web: netec.org Guest Carly Snider, LPN, House of Hope Alzheimer's Care Carly is the Community Nurse at House of Hope Alzheimer’s Care in Omaha, Nebraska. There she directs and oversees daily operations encompassing resident care, health, and well-being, as well as care staff management, training, education, and scheduling. Host Jill Morgan, RN Jill Morgan is an RN and subject matter expert in PPE for NETEC. Member APIC, ASTM, AAMI. For 35 years Jill has been an emergency department and critical care nurse, and now splits her time between education for NETEC and clinical research, most of it centering around Infection Prevention and Personal Protective Equipment. Resources NETEC: Long-Term Care: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Education: https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/ncov/item/1617 Evaluating the national PPE guidance for NHS healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7354042/ Personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection among healthcare workers – What is the evidence?: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ijcp.13617?casa_token=f6BkRzYA1YAAAAAA%3AQxATzu-MQdGzNUGacsnFE_RqcEFJ19UodAIYlrpfU_WlXJJDxWIu9S8P6CLV-qSV5mhhkjvX2RNonA Burden of Occupationally Acquired Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Healthcare Workers in the USA: A Risk Analysis: https://academic.oup.com/annweh/article/61/2/141/2765104 Health Care–Acquired Viral Respiratory Diseases: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4170875/ (PDF) Prevention and Control of Outbreaks of Seasonal Influenza in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Review of the Evidence and Best Practice Guidance: https://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/330225/LTCF-best-practice-guidance.pdf Respiratory viruses on personal protective equipment and bodies of healthcare workers: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology/article/abs/respiratory-viruses-on-personal-protective-equipment-and-bodies-of-healthcare-workers/9CD2BF2811A9C861E73C160EBE3C2783 NETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5JyGXQ8MP0TZXU2Ldy-jzjLuUNfFX8JZ NETEC Resource Repository: https://repository.netecweb.org

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17 Nov 2021

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