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Candida auris: An emerging threat in long-term care

Start Date:10/7/2021

Start Time:1:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes

A little over a decade after it was identified, Candida auris is a growing threat in long-term care and other healthcare settings. It has spread to six of seven continents and has been responsible for several deadly outbreaks. In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention listed C. auris as an urgent drug-resistant threat with a high mortality rate. Action is needed now to contain this rapidly emerging pathogen, including surveillance, laboratory identification, and infection control measures.

This webinar will provide a review of the scientific literature and evidence-based guidelines for controlling this novel pathogenic fungus, as well as provide key actions that long-term care operators should be doing now. 

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the epidemiology of C. auris
  2. Differentiate C. auris from other antimicrobial-resistant pathogens that can be found in long-term care settings
  3. Implement surveillance for C. auris into their infection control program
  4. Select appropriate infection control measures to contain C. auris in eldercare
  5. Identify the subtleties around cleaning and disinfection for this pathogen in senior care facilities

By attending this program in its entirety, you can earn 1 CE credit!

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Senior Infection Preventionist, Clinical and Scientific Affairs

Clorox Healthcare

Doe Kley is a registered nurse and is board certified in infection control & epidemiology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and completed her master’s degree in public health at the University of Nevada. She has nearly 20 years of acute-care infection prevention experience working in large healthcare systems such as Intermountain Healthcare in Utah and Kaiser Permanente in California. She also teaches an infection control course part-time for Ohio State University (OSU) and is a member of multiple professional organizations, including APIC and AHE. She currently sits on the Test Committee for the Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology (CBIC). In her current role, she provides consultative services using her clinical expertise, input and review of key materials to not only support marketing and sales, but also the development of practice tools for clinicians. She also engages with and provides thought leadership to external industry partners.
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