Continuing Education Sessions
Session 13 | Health Care-Associated Infection Prevention Program Overview and Updates from the Department of Health
Time: 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Type/Topic: Clinical/Person-Centered Care Practices
This session will provide an overview of the Health Care-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Program, Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs, Antibiotic Resistance, Urgent Threats and Data for Action. Presenters will review Candida Auris Surveillance, Detection and Outreach. This session will also go over Enhanced Barrier Precautions Partnerships and Collaboration.
HAI Program Manager | Florida Department of Health
About the Presenter
Argentina Charles is a passionate public health professional with over five years of specialized expertise in program management, epidemiology, data analysis and leadership. She aims to enhance the health status of diverse populations and reduce health care-associated infections by implementing policy oriented initiatives, applying multidisciplinary knowledge, emphasizing infection prevention activities and efforts, and collaborating with national and international key stakeholders.
HAI Outbreak Infection Control Assessment and Response Epidemiologist | Florida Department of Health
About the Presenter
Jalysa Erskine is an Epidemiologist that has experience and specializes in infectious disease outbreaks in different facility types. She has been with the Florida Department of Health for 4 years, first starting out as an Epidemiologist at the county level in Pinellas County and now working for the State as the HAI Outbreak ICAR Epidemiologist. Jalysa received her Bachelor of Science degree at Tennessee State University and went on to receive her Master's degree from the University of South Florida. Jalysa also obtained a specialized Certificate in Infection Control at the University of South Florida as well. She has been able to use the knowledge she has gained in HAIs at both the county level and state level.