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Public Health Learning January 2019

Related Categories: Workforce Development

Topic: TRAIN

Author: Samantha Draper

Date: 1/3/2019

Public Health Learning 
January 2019
Achieving Healthier Populations & Communities
When Antibiotic-Resistant Germs Attack
Imagine going into the hospital for an agonizing kidney infection, only to find out after one round of antibiotics, you have an antibiotic resistant form of Escherichia coli (E. coli). What began as a short but necessary trip to the hospital becomes a five-day stay in the hospital that includes various antibiotic combinations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year at least two million people in the U.S. are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria , and more than 23,000 people die as a result. Keeping yourself, family, and those you work with healthy is important; talk to your physician about any symptoms you have and how to protect yourself and others from infections. Some ways to avoid infection include washing your hands, getting vaccinated, and using any antibiotics as instructed.  
Training Spotlight:

This interactive training plan contains four sections designed to help clinicians optimize antibiotic use to combat antibiotic resistance, improve healthcare quality, and patient safety.
Video: What Causes Antibiotic Resistance?
Antimicrobial Resistance Resources

Did You Know?

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC is currently running "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World" that explores how disease outbreaks occur and how to help stop them. Want to bring this exhibit to your community? You can run your own DIY version of the exhibit for your organization or institution. Contact Smithsonian’s Exhibit DIY team at .
2019 Public Health Learning Forum & TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts Now Open

The 2019 TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting Planning Committee invites you to submit abstracts for the 2019 Public Health Learning Forum & TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting , May 20-23, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Abstracts should align with the meeting theme, Making an Impact: Training the Health Workforce , and indicate a preferred presentation format of roundtable, learning session, or poster session.

Presentations that showcase tools, resources, models, and innovative or best practices in workforce development, online learning, or learning management system administration across the health sector are welcome.

Abstracts must be submitted by January 10, 2019 11:59 PM Pacific Time. All abstracts will be reviewed and selection notifications will be sent to the author by February 1, 2019. For further questions, please contact Ilya Plotkin, Assistant TRAIN Director, at (202)218-4426 or .
TRAIN Opioid Crisis Support Services and GSA Purchasing Highlight New Offerings
Based on the critical needs of public health, population health, and healthcare partners, the Public Health Foundation recently launched a new suite of TRAIN Learning Network support services to help organizations leverage the vast capabilities of TRAIN. To address the opioid crisis, we now offer opioid-specific training support that provides your organization with targeted training plans, comprehensive reports and evaluations, data analysis, and more to efficiently meet your needs and fulfill funding requirements. These services are open to all organizations, both TRAIN affiliates and non-affiliates.

It is also easier than ever to procure TRAIN subscription and support services through the Government Services Administration (GSA) schedule. Contact Patti Abshier today at (202)218-4427 or to join our community of partners and learn more about how TRAIN can support your organization and deliver an exceptional return on investment.
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Public Health Learning January 2019