Pedagogy, Inc. Announces New Continuing Education Course in Preventing and Managing Norovirus Infections in Healthcare Settings Authored by Julie Reagan, PhD, JD, MPH

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Pedagogy’s new author Dr. Julie Reagan is a leading expert in the field of infection prevention and control. Her new continuing education course in preventing and managing Norovirus infections in healthcare settings is an important addition to Pedagogy’s growing catalog of courses for healthcare professionals.

Pedagogy, Inc., a national provider of online continuing education and training courses for nurses and other health care professionals, is excited to introduce our new author Julie Reagan, PhD, JD, MPH. Julie holds a PhD in Management, Policy, and Community Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health in Houston, Texas. She completed a Masters of Public Health degree from the same university. Dr. Reagan is also an attorney licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Texas (inactive status). She has been practicing law since 1993. She also holds degrees in health education and dental hygiene.

Dr. Reagan’s healthcare consulting practice currently focuses primarily on healthcare-associated infection (HAI) issues. She serves on the New Mexico Healthcare-Associated Infections Committee and the Nevada Safe Injection Practices Coalition. She was also a member of an expert working group that advised the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the development of an HAI Policy Toolkit presenting state policy options to prevent and eliminate HAIs. She currently lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr. Reagan’s website “HAI Focus” provides news and information about healthcare-associated infections as well as general information about infection prevention and control.

The site can be found here: http://www.haifocus.com. (please copy and paste the link into your internet web browser if necessary.)

Pedagogy, Inc. is pleased to announce the new continuing education course authored by Dr. Reagan titled “Preventing and Managing Norovirus in Healthcare Settings”. Norovirus is the predominant cause of acute gastroenteritis, causing both sporadic cases and outbreaks. It is estimated to be the causative agent for over 23 million gastroenteritis cases occurring every year in the U.S. Norovirus gastroenteritis infections commonly occur in healthcare settings. In fact, healthcare institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes, are the most frequently reported settings for norovirus outbreaks in the United States and other industrialized countries. Due to the high rates of infection, as well as the burden placed on healthcare institutions in caring for ill patients, infection prevention and control of norovirus is extremely important.

This instructional course has been designed primarily for nurses and infection prevention and control practitioners working and caring for patients in healthcare settings. However, other care providers such as epidemiologists, healthcare administrators, environmental services, and other healthcare staff members will also find the course extremely useful. The course is designed to be applicable to all healthcare settings and follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest 2011 HICPAC Guideline for the Prevention of Norovirus.

To view course details, curriculum, CE’s, and pricing please click here: http://bit.ly/Kq0epz

About Pedagogy
Pedagogy, Inc. is a Texas-based nationally accredited online continuing education company specializing in courses for nurses and other health care professionals. Pedagogy provides a wide selection of continuing education courses in a unique NEW way that is saving Long Term Care corporations, home health, and hospice agencies time and expense, while providing superior education to their nursing staff. Pedagogy provides courses in infusion therapies of all types, phlebotomy, respiratory care, wound care, infection control, med pass, nursing communications, and others – designed for LTC and LTAC facilities, home health, and hospice agencies. A number of the classes are designed specifically to prevent unnecessary transfers to the hospital, now a major focus in the industry.

For additional information please click on the following links or copy and paste the links into your internet web browser if necessary.
The current complete list of Pedagogy course offerings: http://bit.ly/Kq0zs9
More information on Pedagogy, Inc. can be found online at: http://bit.ly/saORAR

The Pedagogy Philosophy
Pedagogy is the art and science of teaching, instruction and training. It is the goal of Pedagogy Inc. to offer the most current course content, at the highest possible quality, using a variety of education methods and strategies. Attainment of licensure and formal education is not the end of education. Professionals, both practitioners and educators, are responsible to continually develop their knowledge and skills. Through continuing education and self directed professional growth, health care providers are better prepared to deliver quality care to their patients.

Pedagogy Inc. provides individual courses and also has a large corporate clientele who utilize their educational courses for staff training. “Whether we’re educating one nurse or a facility full of nurses, we’re happy to be their chosen educational provider. We pride ourselves on excellent content and customer service,” says Capra Dalton, RN and CEO.

For more information, please contact:
Capra Dalton, RN
CEO
capra.dalton(at)pedagogy-inc(dot)com
Office: (903) 871-2150

Stan Clark
Director of Sales
stan.clark(at)pedagogy-inc(dot)com
Office: (832) 454-9409
Fax: (281) 302-6668

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