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Audio program prepares your ED for return of SARS
Is your facility ready for a resurgence?
Leading epidemiologists say a global return of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) — which wreaked havoc on the health care systems that had to deal with it — almost is inevitable.
What would happen today if a patient with suspected or probable SARS were admitted to your hospital? To help you prepare for the threat, Thomson American Health Consultants offers a compact disc recording of the audio conference: The Resurgence of SARS: Why Your Hospital May Not Be as Prepared as You Think.
The program’s first speaker is Allison McGeer,
MD, director of infection control at Mount Sinai and Princess Margaret Hospitals in
Toronto. A veteran
epidemiologist, McGeer dealt firsthand with SARS patients and occupationally infected workers during the prolonged outbreak in Toronto. McGeer outlines the lessons she learned dealing with this novel emerging pathogen on the front lines. Her insight provides guidance on preparing your facility now for what may come.
If or when SARS returns, hospital EDs certainly will be on those front lines. A career ED clinician, Susan E. Shapiro, PhD, RN, CEN, supplies listeners with valuable tips and procedures, in addition to addressing and clarifying recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for SARS.
Shapiro is a postdoctoral fellow in risk assessment and intervention research with individuals and families at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing in Portland. An ED nurse and nurse manager before recently completing a doctoral program, she is the Emergency Nurses Association’s representative to the CDC’s SARS task force.
This program will serve as an invaluable resource for your entire staff. Your fee of $199 includes presentation material, additional reading, and 1 hour of CE, CME, or critical care credit.
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