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Pharmacy OneSource Announces Free Webinar on Pediatric Isolation Precautions

Craig Gilliam will review the use of combination categories of precautions to meet symptom based systems

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Craig Gilliam, BSMT, CIC in "Controversies in Pediatric Isolation Precautions."

Isolation precautions are a recognized tool to prevent transmission of communicable diseases (original intent) and drug resistant isolates (more recent intent). Pediatric isolation precautions presents challenges for the healthcare worker as well adult caregiver.

Gilliam will review the use of combination categories of precautions to meet symptom based systems, which can be successful in situations where limited laboratory support for diagnostic testing is an issue.

Controversies in Pediatric Isolation Precautions
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

About the Presenter
Craig H Gilliam, BSMT, (ASCP) CIC received his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is Director of Infection Prevention at Arkansas Children's Hospital since 1991. His chief area of interest is reduction of central line associated bloodstream infection in the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Over the last three years, he has worked on reducing healthcare associated infections with improvement science techniques. 

In 2007, he co-authored an article in the British Medical Journal on reduction of catheter bloodstream infections in the PICU. Also he was named one of Heroes of Infection Prevention by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. In 2008, he was appointed to Arkansas Department of Health HAI Advisory Committee on public reporting on health care associated infections. In 2009, he was co-leader of ACH Task Force for control of H1N1 Influenza. In 2013 he was President of Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
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