Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy's 4th annual Symposium. The theme for 2017 is the prevention of infections acquired in hospitals and other health care settings.
According to the CDC,
· Each year in the United States, at least two million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 of those people die each year as a direct result of these infections.
· Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) — infections patients can get while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility — are a major, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety. On any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. Infection prevention is everyone's responsibility: patients, the medical staff caring for them, and the family and friends who want to help. What role does each person play? What is being done to prevent infections? What do we need to know? Join us to hear leading experts in the field discuss the latest developments.
Cost: $65 ($50 if purchased before March 1). Group and sponsor discounts available.