CDC's Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) 

Practical IPC Considerations in the Fight Against COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), IPC professional societies and Project ECHO are hosting a weekly webinar series for IPC in healthcare settings. Speakers from CDC, WHO, and IPC professional societies around the world will focus on practical advice and implementation considerations for IPC for COVID-19. These 90-minute sessions will give equal time for presentations and for answering questions. IPC professionals, Ministry of Health staff, partner organizations, and any interested healthcare workers are encouraged to participate.

Interpretation is available in Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and Portuguese

Session Topics

  • Triage of COVID-19 patients: Operational Considerations and Practical Examples
  • Healthcare facility readiness and monitoring
  • Healthcare worker risk assessment, monitoring, and other staff considerations
  • Hand hygiene in the context of COVID-19
  • IPC considerations for outpatient settings during COVID-19
  • Health worker infections: understanding the epidemiology, risk factors, and best management approaches
  • COVID-19 isolation precautions and supplies of personal protective equipment
  • Impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections
  • Antimicrobial stewardship in the context of COVID-19
  • Assessing SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers and inpatients
  • Cleaning and disinfection in the context of COVID-19
  • WASH in healthcare settings in the context of COVID-19
  • Limiting the introduction of COVID-19 in healthcare settings
  • Rational use of personal protective equipment and emergency strategies
  • Advice on the use of medical and non-medical masks
  • IPC in nursing homes and long-term care settings
  • Considerations for SARI treatment centers
  • Post-mortem considerations in context of COVID-19