This training course, currently only open to Trainee members of HIS, will focus infection outbreaks and is essential training for infection trainees who are involved with healthcare-associated infection outbreak management. The aim of the course is to develop understanding and key practical skills in a structured management response to outbreak investigation.
This course combines taught and practical sessions with opportunities for dialogue around outbreak management. Whilst providing a sound foundation in the basics of outbreak management and investigations, the course also delivers specific sessions around agenda setting, constructing timelines, simple stats, case-control studies and writing press releases. The course also features a dedicated ‘table top exercise training experience’ involving a detailed scenario for delegates to work through based on an actual hospital outbreak. The course will run from 9:30 – 16:30 and a full programme will be sent out to registered attendees prior to the course.
All attendees are required to bring a laptop on the day.
The course has been created and developed by Dr Tim Boswell, medical microbiology consultant and deputy director of infection prevention and control - Nottingham University Hospitals, and will be taught by him and Dr Nik Mahida, consultant medical microbiologist and infection control doctor - Nottingham University Hospitals.