March 2017 SPIN Meeting Avoiding C. difficile Infections: Basics and tips on infection prevention in

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Date: March 20, 2017

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Location:

EmpRes Hillsboro Health and Rehabilitation Center

1778 NE Cornell Road

Hillsboro, OR 97124

TOPIC: Avoiding C.difficile Infections: Basics and tips on infection prevention in elderly populations will provide information about Clostridium difficle as a pathogen, risk factors for acquisition and transmission, and how all aspects of the healthcare community need to work together to prevent C.difficile infections. It will focus on what LTAC and nursing facilities can do to protect their patients and staff, and how they are a vital piece of the healthcare puzzle, which greatly affects community-wide C.difficile incidence.

SPEAKER: Kristine Rabii, MSc is a Infection Preventionist for Tuality Healthcare. Kristine graduate from Portland State University with a BA in Arts, Music and General Science. She was awarded a Master’s Degree, Control of Infectious Disease from the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

HOST: EmpRes Hillsboro Health and Rehabilitation Center provides a continuum of care that bridges the gap between hospital and home. Whether short-term rehabilitation or long-term care, our team works to help you recover and return home.From the moment you enter our facility, our team of nurses, caregivers, therapists, dietitians, and social workers are committed to addressing your specific needs. Skilled therapists partner with you and your family to create tailored plans that incorporate individual preferences, abilities, and goals. your highest level of functioning.

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