Education event

Zika Virus Update Webinar
What California hospitals need to know

July 7, 2016
2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Pacific Time
A complimentary, CHA members-only webinar

Registration is now closed. Call CHA Education at (916) 552-7637 to register.


By now, all health care providers are well aware of the Zika virus and the potential for infection — especially for travelers from Central and South American countries. While documented cases within the U.S. remain small, our knowledge about the Zika virus is evolving and all health care providers should be prepared to screen for, identify and manage a patient with the Zika virus.

Join us for this complimentary members-only webinar to hear an update from the California Department of Public Health on the latest information and guidance on the Zika virus and, learn practices to identity and appropriately manage potential patients.

The program is complimentary for CHA members, however, registration is required. (Note: program will be recorded and posted online for members who are unable to participate in the live program.)

Recommended for:

Chief executive officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers and nurse leaders, emergency department physicians, quality and patient safety professionals, labor and delivery supervisors, and human resources executives.


California Department of Public Health Services Update

  • What we have learned about Zika virus
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance — symptoms, transmission
    and more
  • Testing modalities — using the hospital lab or sending to CDC
  • Precautions for travelers — steps for prevention

Planning Ahead — Managing Potential Zika Patients at Your Facility  

  • Checklist for managing a potential Zika patient
  • Entry portals — emergency department, perinatal services, labor and delivery, pediatrics
  • When Zika is suspected — patient screening protocols, travel history
  • Isolation — what levels of precautions are appropriate
  • Labor and delivery protocols for at-risk patients — pregnant with exposure, lack of prenatal care
  • Patient information — managing concerns, what to take home at discharge

Your Questions and Answers


Cheryl Starling, RN, Nurse Consultant and Project Manager, Division of Communicable Disease Control, Center for Infectious Diseases, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Sarah Lewis, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, CDPH

Sharon Messenger, PhD, Zoonotic & Vectorborne Diseases Section Chief, Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Laboratory, CDPH

David Witt, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, Kaiser Permanente

David Perrott, MD, DDS, FACS, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, California Hospital Association


Although there is no tuition for the program, registration is required. Click here to register.
This program is complimentary for CHA members*.

*Members are CHA member hospitals and CHA associate members. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible nonmember California hospitals.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.