Date & Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
445 Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Learn from the Past*

Throughout history we have seen outbreaks, epidemics, and devastating pandemics. In addition to COVID-19, in recent years we have had dengue fever, ebola, hepatitis A, and measles ... and we will continue to have infectious disease outbreaks. This presentation will explore the future of infection prevention in corrections by reviewing current programs and lessons learned from past outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics. What have we learned from the recent experience of staffing shortages, limited supplies, and evolving, misleading information? How can we apply innovation and outside-the-box thinking in the future?

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the importance of the history of infectious diseases
  • Identify how current infection prevention and control programs may adapt in the future
  • Describe the role of infection prevention and control programs in corrections

Level Intermediate