Infection Control Overview (11:19)
William (Barry) Inman discusses antibiotic resistant bacteria developing from antibiotic over-prescription, overuse in food production, and poor patient compliance. Bacterial organisms can share genetic information. Drug companies stopped developing new antibiotics. Hear infection risk factors and learn about healthcare associated infections.
Antibiotic Resistant Organisms (04:23)
Candida, tuberculosis, ESBLs, and MRSA. C. diff, CRE, campylobacter, gonorrhea, salmonella, and shigella are urgent public health threats. VRSA, erythromycin resistant Group A strep, clindamycin resistant group B strep are somewhat concerning.
Up to 40% of people are colonized with Staphylococcus aureus. Transmission is more likely with active infections or healthcare exposure; community and hospital MRSAs are different clones. Learn about risk factors, colonization sites, prevention measures, decolonization policies, and treatment.
Vancomycin resistant enterococcus risk factors include: prior cephalosporins, hospital stays, renal disease, cancer transplants, and environmental contamination. Resistance in long-term residents is 45%. Learn ways to disinfect medical objects and about contact precautions.
Infections increased with soldiers wounded in the Gulf Wars; only polymyxins, minocycline and tigecycline work. Elderly, immunosuppressed and trauma patients are at risk. Inman discusses managing an outbreak at a long-term care facility.
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases dictate treatment type; Inman discusses MIC values. Enzymes are found in E. coli, proteus, citrobacter, serratia, and salmonella; carbapenems are the only effective treatment. Learn about risk factors and contact precautions, and managing a CRE outbreak.
E. coli and KPC can become carbapenem resistant. Learn about risk factors and contact precautions. Inman discusses managing an outbreak in a long-term care facility. Colistin is used to treat CRE; colonoscopy scopes can transmit it.
E. Coli MRC-1 (01:23)
E. coli with the mobilized colistin resistance gene is resistant to all antibiotics. It originates in China. Two cases of healthy people have recovered in the U.S.
C. Diff (21:28)
Antibiotic abuse has increased Clostridium difficile incidence; many people carry it, but healthy gut flora keeps it in balance. Inman discusses contact precautions, testing, risk factors, and treatment, including fecal transplantation. Hear fluoroquinolone side effects.
Prevention and Infection Control (21:43)
Inman discusses strategies for communication, taking precautions, managing, and cleaning and disinfecting for multi-drug resistant organisms. Hear why not to treat asymptomatic catheter patients with antibiotics. Learn about surgical site infection risk factors, surgical wound classifications, and antibiotic prophylaxis.
Preventing Pneumonia and Bloodstream Infection (11:39)
Inman discusses risk factors and contact precautions for vent pneumonia. Central line infections have a 35% mortality rate; bacteria are usually introduced during insertion. Learn about prevention measures.
Antibiotic Stewardship (14:48)
Inman talks about antibiotic treatment without infection culture, using facility infection history. Short courses can be effective, and vaccinations reduce incidence. Learn about reducing unnecessary treatments, including testing for bacterial or viral infection, and prevention measures. Inman covers Legionnaires' disease.
Hygiene Basics (13:44)
Inman discusses strategies for hand washing, antiseptics, disinfection, PPEs, and vaccinations, including hepatitis A, Tdap, and shingles.
Learn about flu strains, symptoms, complications, treatments, and infection and mortality rates. Inman explains how the flu vaccine is produced; manufacturers are transitioning from eggs to cell culture or yeast. Learn how to manage facility outbreaks and about pandemics.
Pneumococcal Disease (05:11)
Learn about complications and infection and mortality rates. Hear Prevnar and Pneumovax vaccine protocols for elderly, chronically ill, and immunocompromised patients.
Ebola Virus (10:57)
Learn about the West African outbreak, including symptoms, infection and mortality rates. Contrary to media reports, it is not difficult to disinfect. Treatment is mostly supportive; monoclonal antibodies are most effective. A vaccine is under development.
Meningococcal Disease (12:00)
The vaccine has reduced cases to fewer than 1,000. Learn about infection and mortality rates, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, vaccines, and prophylaxis protocols. Inman discusses college campus outbreaks and a juvenile inmate case study. There are no viral meningitis vaccines.
Lyme's Disease (08:12)
Learn symptoms, complications, comorbidities, testing protocols, treatment, and the spirochete bacteria involved.
West Nile Virus (05:51)
The Culex mosquito targets birds; other mosquitoes bite infected birds and then bite humans. Humans and horses do not transfer it further. Learn about infection rates, symptoms, and mosquito control measures.
Dengue Fever (08:04)
Inman lists infectious diseases causing congenital defects. Learn about dengue fever infection rates, symptoms, complications, mosquito transmission and control. Inman discusses a case study of a 24-year-old male.
Chikungunya Fever (03:22)
Inman discusses complications, testing methods, and infection rates.
Zika Virus (22:51)
Inman recommends only testing people with high risk and symptoms. Learn about mosquito and sexual transmission, symptoms, congenital defects, infection rates, mosquito control measures, testing, prenatal care, and infected infant care.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (10:17)
The main cause is campylobacter, but Zika can also lead to Guillain-Barre. Inman discusses complications, symptoms, infection rates, and treatment; hear a case study of a 44-year-old woman. Dengue and Zika cases are decreasing due to mosquito control.
Hepatitis B (16:28)
Inman discusses infection and mortality rates, complications, transmission risk factors, treatment, vaccine and antibody testing protocols, healthcare worker precautions, and pediatric care for exposed infants.
Hepatitis C (18:15)
Baby boomers should be screened for the virus. Learn about complications, risk factors, transmission routes, infection and mortality rates, treatment, and healthcare worker precautions. Inman cites examples of outbreaks caused by poor infection control.
Inman explains HIV infection and AIDS mortality rates, misconceptions, risk groups, transmission routes, testing, healthcare worker precautions, pre-exposure prophylactic programs, treatment, and perinatal protocols. Inman discusses rare cases of cured patients.
Learn about infection and mortality rates, transmission routes, treatment programs, risk factors, testing protocols, prophylaxis, and healthcare worker precautions. Inman discusses administrative control, appropriate engineering controls, environmental controls, and fit testing.
For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126
(press option 3) or firstname.lastname@example.org.