WEBINAR: Infection Control and Prevention in Outpatient Oncology Clinics

Monday, September 24th

 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT

Register at no cost

You unknowingly may be exposing your patients to the risk of dangerous and expensive infections. For example, unsafe injection practices in outpatient oncology settings have resulted in numerous outbreaks of hepatitis and bloodstream infections.

Please join us for a webinar to learn what you can do to ensure that your clinic is:

  • following recommended infection control and related standards, and
  • helping patients reduce their overall risk for infection.

Experts from CDC and other leaders in the field will discuss:

  • new information and tools available to help you protect your
    patients from preventable infections, and
  • legal issues that address patient and healthcare worker safety.


Perz Joseph Perz, DrPH, MA, Prevention Team Leader for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will provide an overview of infection control challenges in outpatient oncology clinics.
Guh Alice Guh, MD, MPH, Medical Officer for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss CDC’s Basic Infection Control and Prevention Plan for Outpatient Settings
Richardson Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH, Medical Officer and Associate Director for Science, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will talk about CDC’s newest resource for cancer patients, caregivers and providers-an interactive, educational web site that provides individually tailored information on preventing infections in cancer patients, www.PreventCancerInfections.org 
McKnight Evelyn McKnight, AuD, Founder of HONOReform and co-author of A Never Event: Exposing the Largest Outbreak of Hepatitis C in American Healthcare History, will talk about her personal experience as a result of breaches in infection control in an outpatient oncology clinic. 
Nassof Russ Nassof, Esq, Author of Healthcare Consolidation: Is there a lack of “Healthcare Worker Safety” in Numbers, will lead a discussion on the legal issues that can surround patient and healthcare worker safety issues particularly in the sub-acute care arena which has been a primary target of the recent rush to merge healthcare delivery providers.

Question and Answer Session moderated by Dr. Perz