June 20, 2016
PDI has partnered with Infection Control Today to bring you the following educational program on CLABSI prevention.
Earn 1 Continuing Education (CE) credit upon completion.
TOPIC: Strategies to Prevent Catheter Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
• Provide an overview of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)
• Review national Catheter Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSIs) trends
• Review the recommendations contained in various guidelines and explore implementation strategies
Ed Septimus, MD, FIDSA, FACP, FSHEA, received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1972. Septimus went on to complete his postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases. His current position is medical director of infection prevention and epidemiology for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He has served on the board of directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and is on the IDSA Antimicrobial Resistance Committee, the SHEA Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and the IDSA Quality Measurement Committee. He was the first recipient of the IDSA Annual Clinician Award. In 2011 he was appointed to the Healthcare-Associated Infections/Preventable Adverse Events Advisory Panel for the Texas Department of State Health Services. He is on the FDA Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Group and is co-chair of the NQF Patient Safety Steering Committee. He holds a faculty position as clinical professor at Texas A&M Medical School and professor, Distinguished Senior Fellow in the School of Public Health at George Mason University. He has published more than 100 articles and chapters.