July 2, 1997

Satellite Videoconference on Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

JAMA. 1997;278(1):19. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550010031018

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VANCOMYCIN-Resistant Enterococci (VRE): Control of an Emerging Pathogen, a live satellite videoconference, will be broadcast Thursday, September 25, 1997, from 1 PM to 3:30 PM eastern day-light time. Cosponsors are CDC and the Public Health Training Network. This course is designed for physicians; nurses; infection-control professionals; pharmacists; laboratorians; hospital administrators; and others who are involved with the detection, treatment, and control of VRE.

This course will provide an overview of the threat VRE infections cause to patients in health-care facilities. Participants will learn the methods of VRE detection, isolation, treatment, and prevention. In addition, experts will describe the magnitude, clinical impact, transmission methods, and risk factors for VRE. Continuing education credits will be awarded.

Registration information is available through the CDC fax information system, telephone (888) 232-3299 (CDC-FAXX), by requesting document number 564032.