The state public health department and Kansas Department of Corrections identified and contained a rapidly spreading variant strain of COVID. Testing identified only one case of the novel strain in surrounding communities. While the identification of a novel strain is significant, the success of mitigation efforts is more important. Learn how staff successfully contained the outbreak and which infection control methods were most effective in protecting patients, staff, and the community.
Evaluate various testing strategies for outbreak conditions, endemic illnesses, and pandemic conditions
Illustrate outbreak investigation principles central to any public health response
Compare the effectiveness of various infection control strategies to respond to an outbreak
Gerald Jorgenson BSN, MBA, CCHP, Kansas University Medical Center