Oral Abstract Session:
191. Predicting and Preventing SSIs
Sunday, October 23, 2011: 7:30 AM-9:00 AM
Room: 157ABC

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: Academicians

Topical Category: N. Hospital-acquired and surgical infections, infection control, and health outcomes including general public health and health services research

Tracks: Adult ID, Investigative ID

Moderators:  Michael S. Phillips, MD, New York University Langone Medical Center and Scott Fridkin, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


7:30 AM
Impact of Antibiotic Prophylaxis on Post-Cesarean Surgical Site Infections: A Time Series Analysis
Nupur D. Kittur, PhD, MPH ; Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH ; Anthony J. Russo, MPH ; Loie Ruhl, RN ; Helen H. Kay, MD ; Margaret Olsen, PhD, MPH ; David K. Warren, MD, MPH

8:00 AM
Performance on SCIP Measures and Risk of Surgical Site Infection
Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH ; Allen Ma, PhD ; Wato Nsa, MD ; Kristie Baus, RN, MS ; Michael Rapp, MD, JD ; Lee Fleisher, MD ; Patchen Dellinger, MD, FIDSA

8:15 AM
Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) after Pediatric Spine Operations (PSO)
Lindsay Croft, MS ; Jean Pottinger, RN, MS ; Christine Ziebold, MD, PhD, MPH ; Stuart Weinstein, MD ; Loreen A. Herwaldt, MD, FIDSA

8:30 AM
Performance of NHSN Risk Indicators on Predicting Surgical Site Infection
Bryan Knepper, MPH, MSc ; Connie Price, MD ; Heather Young, MD ; Timothy Jenkins, MD ; Cathy Vigil, RN, CIC ; Amber Miller, RN, MSN, CIC

8:45 AM
Effectiveness of Interventions to Decrease Gram-Positive Surgical Site Infections among Cardiac or Orthopedic Surgery Patients: A Meta-Analysis
Marin Schweizer, PhD ; Jennifer Kroeger, MS ; Jennifer Carson, BA ; Eli Perencevich, MD, MS ; Joanne Hafner, RN, MS ; Barbara Braun, PhD ; Darryl Gray, MD, ScD ; Loreen A. Herwaldt, MD, FIDSA

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M. S. Phillips, 3M: Investigator, Research grant

S. Fridkin, None

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