1231. Acute Care HAI Guidance that Should be Adopted in Nursing Homes
Session: Symposium: Should Hospital HAI Prevention Policies Translate to Nursing Homes?
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 10:30 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 130-131 (Hall E)
Lona Mody, MD, MSc, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Mody is an academic geriatrician with expertise in epidemiology and an active translational research program to: a) define the clinical and molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistant pathogens; and b) develop measures to prevent them. Dr. Mody’s work has led to a thriving consortium of long-term care facilities in SE Michigan interested in learning ways to enhance infection prevention in a traditionally resource poor setting. Her research is funded and supported by NIH, the VA and foundations. Her most recent research project involves an NIH funded RO1 study to evaluate a multi-component targeted infection-control program (TIP) to prevent infections in long-term care residents with indwelling devices. In addition, she is nationally active at several career development activities at the American Geriatrics Society and serves as the co-chair of Medical Specialties Section at the American Geriatrics Society. She also advices the Michigan Society of Infection Control and is involved in projects sponsored by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to design long-term care appropriate surveillance definitions for common infections.

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