The incidence of Legionella Disease (LD) in long-term care facilities is on the rise. Statistics indicate that between 2000-2014, there was a 286 percent increase in cases of Legionella Disease in the United States. Surprisingly, healthcare facilities represent a high percentage of these cases with long-term care representing 19 percent of documented cases. The West Virginia Health Care Association is hosting a webinar on Legionella Disease: An Increasing Challenge in Long-Term Care. PHCA members are invited to participate at the WVHCA member rate.
- Provide an overview of Legionella Disease and the reasons for the increased number of cases in long-term care
- Discuss how health care providers can assess the risk of Legionella Disease for their buildings and take steps to decrease the risks associated with Legionella Disease
- Outline recommendations and requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on Legionella in long-term care
Dawn Murr-Davidson is the Executive Director of Quality Initiatives and Education for Guardian Eldercare, a long-term care and post-acute care provider serving Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Dawn has worked across the continuum of care, including acute care, long-term and post-acute care, home health, regulatory, and telehealth/telemedicine. Prior to joining Guardian Elder Care in August 2017, she worked as the Director of Quality Initiatives at the Pennsylvania Health Care Association. She has presented on clinical and quality related topics nationwide. Dawn graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with her bachelor’s of science in nursing and is currently pursuing a dual master’s degree in healthcare administration and business.
PHCA members may receive the WVHCA member rate by applying code PHCA when registering.
WVHCA Member Rate …………………………. $39
Non-WVHCA Member Rate ………………….. $78
Register online at www.wvhca.org. Participants will receive dial-in instructions before the webinar.
This educational offering is under review by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and pending approval for 1.0 clock hours and 1.0 participant hours.