Event Calendar

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Respiratory Protection in LTC Settings

Start Date: 7/14/2021 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 7/14/2021 3:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Virtual - Zoom

ME  United States 

Organization Name: Maine CDC/Safety Works/Maine Health Care Association

Danielle Watford
Email: dwatford@mehca.org
Phone: (207) 623-1146

As the Maine healthcare system began to respond to COVID-19, demand for respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) increased rapidly, as did the number of users. We know that you as healthcare workers have leveed your skills and courage to care for acutely ill patients, and concurrently experienced a great burden of disease and death. Respiratory Protection Plans are a key component to the safety and preparedness efforts of your home against emerging infectious disease. We know you must ensure that you are able to meet the needs of your residents but also maintain the safety of your staff in the process. This program will review an essential toolkit developed in partnership by Maine CDC, Safety Works and the Maine Health Care Association to assist providers in meeting the requirements for respiratory protection plans.

Topics Include: 

  • Respiratory Protection Program Overview
  • Temporary Guidance Situations
  • Staff Training Resources
  • Train the Trainer Programs
  • Fit Testing Resources
  • Maine Infection Prevention Forum
Presented by:
Rita Owsiak, MS, MT(ASCP)
Healthcare Associated Infections Coordinator, Maine CDC

Carrie Rice, RN, BSN, MLS(ASCP)CM, CIC
Healthcare Epidemiology Improvement Coordinator, Maine CDC
Michele King, Occupational Health Specialist, Safety Works

Danielle Watford, MSIO, MS, CMQ-OE
Director of Quality and Reg. Affairs, MHCA

To view the flyer please click here 

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-iqrz0oGtSkZO_sIlSHebpzJ2l_IyGR