Poster Session:
300. Nosocomial Infections and the Environment
Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Room: Hall C


12:15 PM
Does Nano-treated Neckties Reduce the Carriage of Bacterial Pathogens from Neckties of Physicians?
John Cawley, BS

; Mary Hedges, MD

; Salvador Alvarez, MD

; Wendelyn Bosch, MD

12:15 PM
Contamination of Hospital Curtains
Curtis Donskey, MD

; Elizabeth Eckstein, RN

; Floyd Trillis, BS

; Rachel Budavich, BS

12:15 PM
Nursing and Physician Attire as Possible Source of Nosocomial Infections
Amos Yinnon, MD

; Bernard Rudensky, PhD

; Denise Attias, BA

; Margalith Galuty, RN, MA

; Yechiel Schlesinger, MD

; Yonit Wiener-Well, MD

12:15 PM
Microbial Burden (MB) of Objects (obs) in ICU Rooms (rms)
Cassandra Salgado, MD, MS

; Harold Michels, PhD

; Hubert Attaway

; Joseph Cantey, MD

; Joseph John, MD

; Kent Sepkowitz, MD

; Lisa Steed, PhD

; Michael Schmidt, PhD

12:15 PM
An Unsuspected Locus of Waterborne Pathogens (WBP) in the ICU
Bruce HIrsch, MD

; Donna Armellino, RN

; Frank Canonica, PhD

; Joseph Cervia, MD

; Mary Ellen Schilling, RN

12:15 PM
Evolution of MDRO Environmental Colonization in a Combat Hospital
Amy Weintrob, MD

; Emil Lesho, DO

; Eric Garnett, MD

; Glenn Wortmann, MD

; Julie Ake, MD, MSc

; Melissa Barber, AS, MLT (AMT)

; Paul Scott, MD, MPH

12:15 PM
Copper for Preventing Microbial Enviromental Contamination
Anna Casey, B.Sc, Ph.D

; Lisa Miruszenko

; Peter Lambert, BSc, PhD, DSc

; Thomas Elliott, FRCPath, Ph.D, D.Sc

12:15 PM
Impact of an Antimicrobial Treatment of Environmental Surfaces on Contamination by Important Nosocomial Bacteria
Jon Furuno, PhD

; Christine Goatee

; Harold Standiford, MD

; Jennifer Johnson, PhD

; Kerri Thom, MD, MS

; Nadar Hanna

; Sandra Strauss, BS

12:15 PM
Floor Cleaning - Effect On Bacteria And Organic Materials In Patient Rooms
Bjørg Marit Andersen, MD, PhD

; Janina Kvist, Infection control nurse

; Leiv Sandvik, Professor, PhD

; Mette Rasch, Infection control nurse

; Rigmor Lukkassen, Head of internal service

; Tori Tollefsen, Infection control nurse

12:15 PM

12:15 PM
The Use of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Room Decontamination During an Outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii at a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital
Michael Jacobs, MD

; Patricia Dimick, RN

; Robert Salata, MD

; Robert Bonomo, MD

; Amy Ray, MD, MPH

; Federico Perez, MD

; Katharine Roman

; Marta Jakubowycz, MD

12:15 PM
Adherence to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor (HPV) Decontamination Reduces VRE Acquisition in High-Risk Units
Alex Shangraw

; Catherine Passaretti, MD

; Jessica Myers

; Jon Otter

; Karen Carroll, MD, FIDSA

; Pamela Lipsett, MD

; Tracy Ross, MT(ASCP)

; Trish M Perl, MD, MSc, FIDSA

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