Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Historic Davenport Hotel.
Registration is now open and runs through 3/19/2019 10:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada).
This workshop provides information and tools on the many aspects of managing and maintaining readiness of a facility and public health partners responsible for monitoring, assessing, and/or treating patients with Ebola and other special pathogens. This workshop is beneficial to both healthcare workers and public health professionals. Hospital attendees may include, but are not limited to, medical, laboratory and/or nursing staff, administration, education/training leadership, and infection control leadership. Clinicians focused on special populations, such as Pediatrics and Labor and Delivery, can also benefit from this workshop.
There is no tuition cost for this program. NETEC and its partners are not responsible for any losses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to airfare cancellation or hotel deposits. No travel funding is available to participants from NETEC.
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: Please do not make travel arrangements until your workshop registration has been approved.
Attendees will have the opportunity to select from one of three tracks to attend during the workshop.
EMS/Prehospital: Targeted for EMTs, paramedics, and first responders. This is an operational course in infectious pathogens and the use of appropriate PPE, vehicle preparation and decontamination, transportation concerns, and patient hand-off.
Leadership: For clinical and operational decision makers, emergency managers, nursing and healthcare leadership. Topics include incident management, exercise planning and execution, public health concerns and concepts, and preparation of the team and facilities. Day 1 will end with leaders and clinicians coming together to learn about special population concerns when caring for pediatrics, OB, L&D, and agitated patients in biocontainment units.
*Clinician: For the clinical staff, including laboratorians, required to wear PPE. Didactic sessions for nurse and lab clinicians will focus on different elements of PPE including donning and doffing protocols, the role of the trained observer, critical thinking when providing patient care, and special population concerns when caring for pediatrics, OB, L&D, and delirious or agitated patients.
Clinical skills topics will vary by workshop location and may include: specimen collection, peripheral IV insertion, urinary catheter placement, containment wrap or patient isolation unit for transport, spills management, and care of the deceased.
*Laboratorians in the Clinician track will have the option to attend a specialized session: Laboratory Theory and Practice.
Participants selecting the Clinicians track or the optional Day 2 session: Laboratory Theory and Practice will be asked to bring their facility's full PAPR “wet” level or equivalent PPE. Each attendee will be wearing full PPE for 2 – 4 hours each day.
A form letter for travel with PPE equipment is available for download here.
From Spokane International Airport:
Historic Davenport Hotel
10 South Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201
Davenport Hotels have multiple hotels available in the downtown area that are all close to the conference location.
Travel expenses are not covered by NETEC and are the responsibility of the attendee and/or their sponsoring organization.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and NETEC.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded up to 12.25 contact hours by ENPDC. No conflict of interest has been found with the speaker for this CNE activity nor with the members of the planning committee.
NETEC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. P.A.C.E. CE contact hours satisfy continuing education requirements for federal regulations, state licensure, certification agencies and employers.
Attendees completing the workshop will be awarded 8 contact hours for day one and 4 contact hours for day two through P.A.C.E. Contact hours will be awarded upon workshop and evaluation completion.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, EMS and Trauma Division approves this educational opportunity for 12.25 hours of Emergency Medical Services Continuing Education.
Debbie VonSeggern, NRP, EMSI
National Ebola Training and Education Center
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have established the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) to increase the competency of healthcare and public health workers and the capability of healthcare facilities to deliver safe, efficient, and effective Ebola patient care.
The National Ebola Training and Education Center is comprised of faculty and staff from Emory University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine and the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, Bellevue Hospital Center. All three of these healthcare institutions have safely and successfully treated patients with Ebola and have worked diligently over the past year to share their knowledge with other healthcare facilities and public health jurisdictions. The goal of the NETEC is to combine these resources into one comprehensive assessment, educational and training tool for healthcare systems throughout the United States.
Please contact NETEC at firstname.lastname@example.org.