11 December 2019 The Refectory, Postgraduate Centre, QMC, Nottingham
Outbreaks training course

This course is now fully booked. To be added to a waiting list please email admin@his.org.uk

This course is suitable for senior members of infection control teams, who are currently working in, or planning to move into, a role leading HCAI outbreak management. The course is aimed principally towards combined infection trainees, medical microbiology, virology and infectious diseases trainees, clinical scientists registered on a HSST programme and senior infection control nurses. To attend the course, you must be a HIS member.  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.

 

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Eligibility

This course is suitable for senior members of infection control teams, who are currently working in, or planning to move into, a role leading HCAI outbreak management. The course is aimed principally towards combined infection trainees, medical microbiology, virology and infectious diseases trainees, clinical scientists registered on a HSST programme and senior infection control nurses. To attend the course, you must be a HIS member.

Payment

The cost of registration for the course is £50, payable online by credit or debit card only and places are only secured once full payment is received.  Invoices for payment will not be issued for this event.

Cancellation or non-attendance

Cancellations will be accepted in writing by email to admin@his.org.uk up to 14 days prior to the event and the registration fee will be refunded in full.  Refunds will not be provided for cancellations less than 14 days prior to the event or for delegates who do not attend on the day.

Certificate of attendance

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided after the event for delegates who attend the full day.

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