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Safe Healthcare Webinar Series (CDC): Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation
April 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
As part of Safe Healthcare: A CDC Webinar Series, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting “Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinics.” Compounding and infusion of intravenous medications occur in many outpatient settings. Without consistent knowledge and enforcement of proper practices, standards and regulations, patient and provider safety is at risk. This presentation will discuss an outbreak of fungal bloodstream infections due to improper medication compounding and poor infection control practices at an outpatient oncology clinic and review the oversight and enforcement landscape of safety standards in outpatient settings.