Meet-the-Professor Session:
85. Preventing Infections Due to Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Rods: Practical Strategies for Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities
Friday, October 4, 2013: 7:00 AM-8:15 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 104 (Gateway Ballroom)

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • discuss the roles of antibiotic stewardship, active surveillance and isolation, cohort nursing, and environmental cleaning in preventing the spread of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter species and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in acute and long-term care settings
  • describe regional approaches to control multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, including U.S. state-based collaboratives, and the contributions of mandatory reporting and administrative measures in the regional control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Israel

Target Audience: nurses, members-in-training, investigators, infectious diseases physicians, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, hospital administrators, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control

Meet-the-professors:  Anthony Harris, MD, MPH, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Mitchell J. Schwaber, MD, National Center for Infection Control

Presentations:

7:00 AM
595
Meet-the-Professor
Mitchell J. Schwaber, MD

7:35 AM
596
Meet-the-Professor
Anthony Harris, MD, MPH

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.25 knowledge-based contact hours (0.125 CEU) of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-13-091-L01-P

Disclosures:

A. Harris, Cubist: Consultant, Salary
Premier: Consultant, Salary
UpToDate: Editor of infection control section, Salary

M. J. Schwaber, None

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. PST, Oct. 2nd with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.