June 19, 2014
Participate in this Audioconference from your home or office!
Time of Program: 1:15 PM EDT – 2:15 PM EDT
Faculty: Beth Young BSN, RN, CIC; Infection Prevention Consultant
On successful completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology of norovirus infections.
- Discuss the factors that contribute to norovirus outbreaks.
- Identify strategies for preventing transmission of noroviruses.
Every year noroviruses cause over 20 million cases of gastroenteritis in the United States but they are best known for large outbreaks of vomiting and diarrhea on cruise ships. Outbreaks have also occurred on college campuses, in long-term care and retirement facilities and in hospitals. Noroviruses are highly contagious and require prompt action to limit their spread. This program will prepare you to identify norovirus illness and take action to protect yourself and others.