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CDC's Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Global Webinar Series:
Practical IPC Considerations in the Fight Against COVID-19

Session Information


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), 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. Sessions are every Thursday May 14th - August 6th.

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

To register, click here: https://echo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tY840l7cQFiaPnoxXEdTZg

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
  • 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

Session Archive


June 25, 2020 - Environmental cleaning in healthcare settings in the context of COVID-19 June 18, 2020 - Dead Body Management in the context of COVID-19: Protecting the living and respecting the dead June 11, 2020 - Identification of SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers and inpatients
Session Resources: June 4, 2020 - WASH in Healthcare settings in the context of COVID-19
Additional Q&A from Panelists
Session Resources: May 28, 2020 - Managing COVID-19 Exposed and Infected Health Workers
Session Resources: May 21, 2020 - IPC Monitoring and Facility Readiness for COVID-19
Session Resources: May 14, 2020 - Triage of COVID-19 Patients: Operational Considerations and Practical Examples
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