Type of Continuing Education

  • CME: 1.0
  • CNE: 1.0
  • CHES: 1.0/1.0*
  • MCHES: 1.0/1.0*

*Continuing Competency credits, when available, are listed after the total CHES/MCHES contact hours (e.g. CHES: 1.0/1.0)

About this Activity

Self-paced, recorded version of a live webinar that was conducted on February 4 at 2:00 pm EST.
If you received continuing education credit for the live webinar, you are not eligible for additional credit for the on-demand webinar.

Important Dates

Released: February 4, 2020
Expires: February 2, 2022


 This activity counts as one elective towards completion of the CHWP program.

Managing a Meningitis B Outbreak on Campus

How to Register/Purchase Instructions for Obtaining Credit Submit Feedback

Available Formats:

  • Attend the LIVE WEBINAR (registrants will also receive the recording and slides) Event concluded, no longer available

  • --OR--

  • Purchase the RECORDING ONLY, video [.mp4] and slides [.pdf] Purchase below

Program Information

Description

This webinar will address how Columbia University utilized their Infectious Disease Response Plan when faced with the first U.S. outbreak of Meningitis B in a graduate student population. We will describe our internal disease surveillance approach, coordination with key stakeholders on the university campus, communications and notifications, as well as collaborations with local and national health authorities. We will discuss lessons learned to help other campuses review their infectious disease preparedness plans.

Intended Audience

  • Administrators
  • Advanced Practice Clinicians
  • Health Educators
  • Health Information Management Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Students

Learning Objectives

The participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the clinical presentation of Meningitis B on a college campus.
  2. Describe the experience of managing a Meningitis B campus outbreak.
  3. Describe potential barriers to outbreak management and identify tools to overcome these barriers.

Faculty

Melanie Bernitz, MD, MPH
Columbia University

Michael McNeil, EdD, CHES, FACHA
Columbia University

Program Planning Committee

Resolution of Potential Conflicts of Interest — Program Planning Committee:
Committee members have completed conflict of interest statements regarding relationships with commercial entities. Each of the Program Planning Committee members have reported no relevant financial conflicts of interest.

Education Planning Committee Roster

How to Purchase

The fees to purchase a registration to attend the live event* OR to purchase the recording are as follows**:

$25 for ACHA individual members
$50 for nonmembers

Fees are nonrefundable. 

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Upon purchase, you will receive further instructions on accessing the webinar.

*Access to recordings and slides are included for those that register for live events.
**If you are not interested in attending a live webinar, please wait and purchase the recording when it becomes noted that it is available.

Submit Feedback

We welcome your feedback after viewing this presentation to help us plan future educational opportunities. If you are requesting CE credit or an attendance certificate, this is part of that process so see the instructions in the next section.

If not requesting credit, you may submit your feedback via this short survey.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit (or certificate of attendance)

See the sidebar and accreditation statements below for the types of credit available. 

Step 1: View the webinar, either live or on-demand.
Step 2: Complete the Post-test and Evaluation Form. You will select the type of credit you are requesting on this form. Select "Certificate of Attendance" if no credit is being requested. 

It is estimated that it will require one hour to view the webinar and complete the post-test and evaluation.

Credit must be requested by the program expiration date in the sidebar.

Statements and Disclosures

Accreditation

  • The American College Health Association (ACHA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    ACHA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Sponsored by ACHA, a designated provider of continuing education content hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level contact hours available are 1.0. There are 1.0 Continuing Competency credits available.

  • This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Successful Completion/Post Test

It is the policy of the American College Health Association that when a post-test is required upon completion of a continuing education activity, participants must receive a passing grade of 80%. If participants receive a grade lower than 80%, they will be given the opportunity to re-take the post-test one time. If they receive 80% or higher the second time, they will be awarded continuing education credits/contact hours for the activity. We encourage participants to complete the post-test and evaluation form immediately after viewing the download. Those with a passing grade of 80% on the post-test will receive their CE certificate electronically within two weeks.

Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial company with which she/he has a financial relationship.

All planners and presenters of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Off-Label Product Use

This educational activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).