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How to Choose and Implement Sensible Ambulatory Infection Prevention Policies

About this event

About this Event:

Physician offices, clinics and other ambulatory care settings may struggle to implement manageable and appropriate infection control practices that go beyond Standard Precautions. Incorporating a basic risk assessment with respect to infection control in your practice is an important first step in strengthening infection control protocols, and can inform subsequent infection control policies that can be implemented to help keep your patients and your health care team safe. Organizational behavior management strategies can help practices that have limited staff and resources successfully implement new policies with limited disruption to office workflows.

Join the Illinois State Medical Society for a session with Emily Landon, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and leader of the Infection Prevention and Control Program at the University of Chicago, who will discuss the risk assessment process and how to use organizational behavior management strategies to help practices and facilities incorporate infection control policies and protocols effectively and consistently.

This is the final program in a series of three webinars ISMS is hosting related to infection management and prevention. Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. The American Medical Association (AMA) has partnered with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-CK20-2003. ISMS is proud to collaborate with AMA and Project Firstline in this educational activity. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this event do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Landon is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago in the Section of Infectious Diseases & Global Health where she also serves as the Hospital Epidemiologist and Executive Medical Director of the Infection Prevention & Control Program. After medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her medical residency, chief residency, and fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Chicago Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago and is an assistant director of the MacLean Center.

Dr. Landon’s work includes studying ethical implications of infection control interventions and finding novel and innovative ways to address common and uncommon infection control problems. As the leader of the University of Chicago’s Infection Prevention & Control Program, Dr. Landon manages a team of outstanding practitioners in infection surveillance, outbreak investigation, performance improvement, and regulatory compliance activities and serves as the medical director for the High Consequence Pathogen Preparedness Program for the University of Chicago.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand how to do a basic risk assessment with respect to infection control in your practice
  2. Identify the most appropriate infection control policies based on your risk assessment
  3. Know how to use organizational behavior management techniques to successfully implement new policies


The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit designation

The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

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