Franklin Lakes, NJ
(June 11, 1999) --
Join us for a hot breakfast, CE credits and a chance to win a free trip to APIC 2000. All seminar attendees will receive a key. Receive the key that opens the treasure chest at the Becton Dickinson booth and you’re the winner!
All seminars will begin at 6:00 a.m. with a buffet breakfast and end at 7:30 a.m.
Monday, June 21st
Hepatitis C: Not an Issue but a Crisis
Dr. Robert Purcell, Hepatitis Virus Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
Dr. Purcell will present the latest information on infectious etiologies andclinical presentations of hepatitis B,C, D, and E, together with the epidemiology of these infectious diseases. Dr. Purcell will also discuss vaccines for hepatitis, and the outlook for clinical treatment of hepatitis in the United States.
Dr. Robert Ball, Infectious Disease/HIV Consultant Epidemiologist, S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)
Dr. Ball will focus on the cost consequences of and relative risks of occupational transmission of hepatitis C, HIV and other bloodborne pathogens. An epidemiologic basis for risk assessment and risk management for these infectious diseases will be presented using a hepatitis case study.
Dr. Deborah Wilson, Commander, U.S. Public Health Service; Chief, Occupation Safety and Health Branch, Division of Safety, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Dr. Wilson will provide summary highlights of both hepatitis presentations. She will also serve as moderator for an open forum discussion on hepatitis issues in healthcare settings. Bring your questions; this is your chance to ask the opinion of the leading hepatitis experts.
Tuesday, June 22nd
Safety Device Regulations, Legislation, Litigation… Who? What? Where? Now!
Dr. Murray Cohen, Founder, Frontline Healthcare Worker Safety Foundation; President, Consultants in Disease and Injury Control Inc., Atlanta, GA
Dr. Murray Cohen will present an overview of current Federal policy initiatives related to protecting healthcare workers from needlestick injuries. He will review the different responsibilities and constituencies of the various Federal agencies responsible for overseeing healthcare worker safety, including FDA, NIH, CDC, NIOSH, OSHA, and EPA. He will provide tips on how to anticipate regulatory and public health actions of these agencies. Dr. Cohen will also discuss actions currently pending before the United States Congress regarding protection of healthcare workers from occupational transmission of bloodborne pathogens.
Wednesday, June 23rd
Implementation of Safety Devices in Hospitals: New Insights on Costs
Gina Pugliese, RN, MS, Vice President, Infection Control, Infection Control Advisory Network, Inc.; Editor-in Chief, ETNA Communications, LLC; Chicago, IL
Ms. Gina Pugliese, RN will present case studies that demonstrate how hospital procurement procedures can be modified to reduce the total cost impact of safety device purchases. She will describe how new guidelines from the American Hospital Association can be utilized to convert hospitals to safety devices in a cost effective manner. Come learn about some of the creative ways that hospitals have financed the purchase of safety devices across the United States.
David Dodge, President and CEO, PHT Services, Ltd.; President, Palmetto Hospital Trust
Mr. David Dodge will present original data on workers compensation costs and financial risks from needlestick injuries. He will demonstrate the role of workers compensation as a driving force to bring safer medical devices into hospitals. Mr. Dodge will illustrate the effects of safety devices on reducing worker compensation costs in comparison to the financial risk of workers compensation related to needlestick injuries. Attend this session to see these issues through the eyes of a Chief Executive Officer in the healthcare industry.
Visit Becton Dickinson at Booth #500 with your key for a chance to win a FREE TRIP to APIC 2000 in Minneapolis, MN