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Program Detail

Program Title

Second Opinion - Episode #502: Hospital Acquired Infection
Release Date: April-01-09
Credit Expiration Date: March-31-10

Faculty

Peter Salgo, MD, Moderator
Columbia University Medical Center

Lisa Harris, MD
Primary Care Physician
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Kathy Kastan, LCSW, MAEd
Social Worker
Immediate Past President, WomenHeart
Cordova, TN

Jeanine Thomas
Patient and National Spokesperson for MRSA
Founder of MRSA Survivor's Network
Willowbrook, IL

Edward E. Walsh, MD
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Betsy McCaughey, PhD
Founder and Chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID
New York, NY

John Onate, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
UC Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA

Credit Hours

.75

Medium

Online Presentation

Program Description

Second Opinion is a television broadcast that brings together primary care and medical specialists to reveal how experts tackle real medical issues, and in the process improve general health literacy and physician-patient communication through case-based discussion.

It's a paradox. People go into the hospital to get well. Yet, every year in the U.S. over 2 million of them go into hospitals and get sick with a hospital-acquired infection. The outcome can be deadly. Over 100,000 patients die from these infections each year more than car accidents, breast cancer and AIDS combined according to the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID). And, they're expensive. It's been estimated that patients who contract an infection in the hospital stay an average of 20.6 days compared with 4.5 days for other patients, and their hospital stays cost six times more. The estimates for society as a whole range from $5 to $30.5 billion every year.

Program Developer/Facilitator

University of Rochester Office of Continuing Professional Education

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

After watching this episode, participants should be able to:

  1. Name three key points a patient and health care professional should know about hospital acquired infection.
  2. Recognize the barriers to effective communication between a health care professional and patient about hospital acquired infection.
  3. List some of the standards of care and differences of professional opinion on hospital acquired infection.

Disclosures

Peter Salgo, MD declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Lisa Harris, MD: Speakers' Bureau: GlaxoSmithKlein, Sepracor.

Kathy Kastan, LCSW, MAEd declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Jeanine Thomas declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Edward E. Walsh, MD: Grant/Research Support: NIH.

Betsy McCaughey, PhD declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

John Onate, MD declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Planning Committee Disclosures

Roger M. Oskvig, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Michael Apostalakos, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

William Hall, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Michael Holmes, MD*:
Portland Pediatrics
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Raymond Mayewski, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Peter Salgo, MD*:
Columbia University Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Fiona Willis*:
WXXI Public Broadcasting
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists

Credit Statements

Physicians:

Accreditation:
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Certification: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants:

AAPA accepts Category 1 credit from AOACCME. Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category 1 CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practiioners:

Most certifying and regulatory bodies permit nurse practitioners to utilize activities carrying AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Please check with your certifying or regulatory organization to confirm if this activity qualifies for credit.

Commercial Support Statements

Major funding for Second Opinion provided by BlueCross BlueShield Association. Additional funding provided by University of Rochester Medical Center.

Certificate Fee

$0.00

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