Invasive NTM Infections and Heater-Cooler Units
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Abbigail Tumpey, Associate Director for Communications Science at the CDC, leads a panel of experts in this webinar as part of a series on infection control and prevention.
Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) is a category of mycobacteria that do not cause tuberculosis, but can cause similar infections when human defenses are weakened. This webinar introduces gives an overview of a possible link between cardiac patients’ exposure to heater-cooler units during surgery, and their subsequent development of invasive Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) infections.
- Points covered include:
- Clinical manifestation of invasive NTM infections.
- Diagnostic and treatment strategies.
- Practices that can put patients at risk of healthcare-associated infections, particularly NTM.
- Steps to identify patients at risk.
- Best practices to mitigate risk to patients.
May be eligible for continuing education credits.
Webinar Type: Recorded