November 1, 2007

Updated IDSA/SHEA Infection Control Fellows Course Available

Three new sessions have been added to the online IDSA/SHEA Infection Control Fellows Course. The new sessions, taped in 2006 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, include, “Antimicrobial Stewardship,” “The Role of the Hospital Epidemiologist,” and “Hand Hygiene/Isolation and Disinfection.”

The course gives infectious diseases fellows and others basic training and background in infection control. The updated course consists of a 21-question pre-test, 14 lectures (approximately 12.5 hours) and a 32-question post-test. Other features include:

  • synchronized audio and searchable slides
  • printable slides
  • a searchable transcript for each lecture
  • self-pacing and "bookmarking" capabilities  

A preview of the course is available online. To register, visit and follow the instructions in the green “Registration” box on the right side of the page. The first version of the course is still available for previous registrants at

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