Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lecture Room

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE

Workshop on Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A


Workshop Goals

  • Examine the emerging science and clinical experience base associated with nH1N1.

  • Discuss criteria used to delineate infection control guidelines.

  • Discuss criteria used to assess risk to the healthcare workforce.

  • Examine what’s known about the effectiveness of medical masks, respirators, gowns, gloves, and eye protection in preventing nH1N1 and seasonal influenza transmission.

OPEN SESSION

7:30–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–8:15

Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Remarks

 

Kenneth Shine, Chair

Bonnie Rogers, Vice Chair

8:15–8:45

Study Background and Current Guidelines

 

Toby Merlin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rosemary Sokas, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

8:45–10:00

Panel 1:

nH1N1 Influenza A

 

 

Current Findings, Unique Characteristics, and Potential Future Implications

Moderator: Kenneth Shine



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