Infectious Disease: Recognize and Report!

Originally presented on September 15, 2016

Roger G. Ellis, DVM
Field Veterinarian II, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Animal Industry

Andie Newman, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Director, Regional Epidemiology and Investigations Program
Bureau of Communicable Disease Control
New York State Department of Health

Jennifer Ryan, MSN, RN, CIC, CEN
Manager, Infection Prevention and Control Program, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, St. Peter's Hospital

Local health departments are tasked with developing response strategies to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks.  During an outbreak, the support and collective effort of many health care partners, including local providers, is essential for an expedient response that is consistent across the state and nation. It is crucial for health care partners to be able to accurately recognize and diagnose emerging infectious disease threats and understand their roles and responsibilities related to reporting these diseases. The intent of this webcast is to ensure that providers are updated on emerging infectious disease threats, ensure their practices have a standardized approach toreporting infectious diseases to local health departments and to know where to access resources to maintain reporting compliance.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Identify infectious disease threats in NYS
  • Define the role of the health care provider in responding to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; and
  • Summarize NYS infectious disease reporting protocols to local health departments

Support for this webcast provided by:

  • Albany County Department of Health
  • Rensselaer County Public Health Department
  • Saratoga County Public Health Services
  • Schenectady County Public Health Services
  • Schoharie County Health Department

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

CE Credits for this activity expired on 9/30/2019.