Healthcare-associated Infections and Emerging

                    Infectious Diseases Workshops 2020Healthcare-associated infections and emerging antimicrobial-resistant threats pose serious threats to the health of Louisianans. The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section of the Louisiana Office of Public Health held three, full-day workshops on this subject.This educational activity targeted infection preventionists, laboratorians, and other infectious disease personnel across the provider spectrum who have roles in infection surveillance and reporting. 

Workshop Agenda*


Learner Resources:

"Welcome & Introductions" Metairie      Bossier City      Lafayette

“Establishing Bearings” Preliminary Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network Data

“The Containment Mainsail” Ethics and Active Surveillance Cultures

“Prevention Port” Waterborne Disease Management in Healthcare Settings

“Lessons from the Deep” Lessons Learned from Healthcare-associated Outbreaks

“Diving into Data” Communicating Data from OPH Quarterly Reports

“Certified and Seaworthy” Certification in Infection Control Workshop Data Report

“Evening the Keel” NHSN External Data Validation

“Bowing and Buoying” Outpatient Infection Control

*Planners and speakers do not have financial or non-financial relationships with any commercial interests that would create conflicts of interest with these presentations.


NURSING:  This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Louisiana State
Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s
Commission on Accreditation. Qualified learners attending the entire session earned 4.25 nursing contact hours.


LABORATORY: The Office of Public Health is in the process of renewing its providership for Laboratory continuing education contact hours.