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942-13 Detect and Protect: Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Event Code: 588-942-13
Event Type: Webinar


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Program Date
December 10, 2013 

Program Time
1:00-2:00 PM (ET)

Registration Fee
$115.00/site includes one connection to the live webinar plus unlimited access to the archived webcast for six months.

Registration Deadline
December 8, 2013

Infections with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) or carbapenemase -producing Enterobacteriaceae are emerging as an important challenge in healthcare settings. CRE are difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to antibiotics. Types of CRE are sometimes known as KPC (Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase) and NDM (New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase). KPC and NDM are enzymes that break down carbapenems and make them ineffective.
This presentation will describe best practices for CRE identification, the current state of US CRE epidemiology and efforts to track and prevent the spread of CRE.

In addition to the webinar, there will be an optional post program self-assessment with additional case examples that will allow individuals to assess their knowledge regarding the latest recommendations for detecting and reporting of CRE. The case examples will highlight various formats for reporting CRE results on patient reports and for epidemiological purposes.

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Examine the best practices for CRE detection for clinical and surveillance purposes.
  • List the most common mechanisms of carbapenem resistance in the US.
  • Describe the roles laboratories can play in preventing CRE transmission.

Brandi Limbago, PhD
Deputy Chief, Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Who Should Attend
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.

Continuing Education Credit
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Participants who successfully complete each program will be awarded 1.0 contact hours. P.A.C.E.® is accepted by all licensure states except Florida. APHL is a Florida approved CE provider; each course has been approved for 1.0 contact hours for Florida Laboratory Licensees.
To receive continuing education credit, you must view the program and complete the online evaluation by June 10, 2014.

Site Registration
Registration fee per site: $115.00 includes one connection to the live webinar plus unlimited access to the archived webcast for six months. If additional connections are used for the live program, an additional program fee will be billed to you. Contact the registrar (240.485.2727) if you need to register multiple sites.
Please note: You will be automatically registered for the online archived version if your payment is received after the registration deadline.

Select a site facilitator. This needs to be someone who can receive all communication via e-mail.

Site facilitator must register.

If you have difficulty with the online registration process, please e-mail or call 240.485.2727 between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (ET). After your facility's registration is confirmed, the site facilitator will receive all necessary instructions and paperwork via e-mail.

You may pay online using a credit card. If you would like to pay by check, please request a registration form from the APHL Registrar at 240.485.2727. Send a check made out to "APHL" to APHL Registrar PO Box 79117, Baltimore, MD, 21279-0117. Be sure to attach a registration form and include the number of the course on the check. If no registration form is received your check will be deposited but you may not be registered for the course or get a confirmation notice. We do not accept purchase orders. We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.

Special Needs Information
Individuals seeking special accommodations should submit their request in writing to Please allow sufficient time for APHL / NLTN to make arrangements, which is normally at least three weeks prior to start date of the course. For more information call 800.536.6586 / 800.536.NLTN.


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