Hawaii Academy of Physician Assistants

Keeping Healthcare Healthy: Health and Safety Lessons from a Former CDC and WHO Epidemiologist

Webinar/Online

Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET

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The health of healthcare professionals is key in the fight against COVID-19 and other contagious illnesses. As our healthcare systems continue to be inundated with COVID-19 cases, new norms have emerged in keeping healthcare professionals and the patients they serve safe. In this session, sponsored by Wello and hosted by Sepsis Alliance Institute, Dr. Murray Cohen—a former epidemiologist for the CDC, WHO, and USPHS—will provide science-backed tips for avoiding workplace transmission.

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Topic: The health of healthcare professionals is key in the fight against COVID-19 and other contagious illnesses. As our healthcare systems continue to be inundated with COVID-19 cases, new norms have emerged in keeping healthcare professionals and the patients they serve safe. In this session, sponsored by Wello and hosted by Sepsis Alliance Institute, Dr. Murray Cohen—a former epidemiologist for the CDC, WHO, and USPHS—will provide science-backed tips for avoiding workplace transmission.


Target Audience:

All healthcare providers.

At the end of the webinar, the attendee will understand:

  • What respiratory precautions should be taken when working with patients with contagious illnesses
  • The do’s and don’t’s of temperature screening and the impact of subtle elevations in temperature 
  • How to apply the Blood Borne Pathogen Standard in their daily work
  • How to select the proper PPE and what to do when PPE is not available 
  • Tips for keeping your family safe
  • How to leverage technology to keep healthcare professionals and patients safe

About the speaker:
Murray Cohen, PhD
Owner, Consultants in Disease and Injury Control (CDIC)

Dr. Murray Cohen is an internationally recognized expert in laboratory/hospital safety and health and biosecurity, specializing in occupationally transmitted infectious diseases, bioterrorism, and risk assessment. He is an expert in emerging pathogens, occupational medicine, hospital safety, biosafety, and epidemiology. Dr. Cohen’s career includes epidemiology posts at USPHS, CDC, and WHO. His international work has included developing model legislation for healthcare worker safety and laboratory biosafety, regulations and training for prevention of transmission of HIV/HBV/HCV, and predictive epidemiology for emerging pathogens and public health preparedness. He worked in low-resource countries in Africa, Asia, and South America as a global champion for credentialed, sustainable professional education to meet the needs for medical and laboratory manpower, and access to quality healthcare.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this sponsor innovation webinar by Wello.

About Sepsis Alliance Institute:
Sepsis Alliance Institute offers free online sepsis education and resources for healthcare providers across the continuum of care in order to help improve sepsis diagnosis, treatment, and care.

Every year in the United States, 1.7 million people are diagnosed with sepsis and over 270,000 people die of sepsis. Sepsis is the most expensive in-patient cost in U.S. hospitals. In-patient hospital and skilled nursing costs for sepsis care are approximately $62 billion per year. 

Through Sepsis Alliance Institute, more than 9,257 learners are currently earning over 21,000 CE credits and learning the best practices in sepsis recognition, treatment, and care. Click to find out more