Oral Abstract Session:
205. Addressing Healthcare-Associated MRSA Outside of the Inpatient Setting
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 200-212

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: health care workers, hospital administrators, hospital epidemiologists, infectious diseases physicians

Topical Category: N9. MRSA, MSSA and other gram positive pathogens

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  Marin Schweizer, PhD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Stephen Kralovic, MD, MPH, Department of Veterans Affairs


2:15 PM
Risk Factors for Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infection after Discharge from Acute-Care Hospitals
Fernanda Lessa, MD ; Ruth Belflower, RN, MPH ; Yi Mu, PhD ; Susan M. Ray, MD ; Janine Scott, MPH ; Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, FSHEA ; Christina Felsen, MPH ; Susan Petit, MPH ; Kimberly Yousey-Hines, MPH ; Joelle Nadle, MPH ; Lauren Pasutti, MPH ; Ruth Lynfield, MD ; Linn Warnke, RN, MPH ; William Schaffner, MD ; Karen Leib, RN ; Alexander Kallen, MD, MPH ; Scott Fridkin, MD

2:30 PM
Impact of Post-Discharge Chlorhexidine (CHG) and Mupirocin on MRSA Carriage in a Randomized Trial
Susan S. Huang, MD, MPH, FIDSA ; Raveena D Singh, MPH ; Samantha J. Eells, MPH ; James A. Mckinnell, MD ; Steven Park, MD PhD ; Adrijana Gombosev, BS ; Ellena Peterson, PhD ; Daniel Gillen, PhD ; Eric Cui, BS ; Kaye Evans, BA ; Mary K Hayden, MD, FSHEA, FIDSA ; Richard Platt, MD, MS, FSHEA ; Robert A Weinstein, MD, FIDSA ; Loren Miller, MD, MPH

2:45 PM
Chlorhexidine (CHG) Concentration on the Skin Following Home Application Among Patients Enrolled in a Clinical Trial of MRSA Decolonization Post-Hospital Discharge
Susan S. Huang, MD, MPH, FIDSA ; Loren Miller, MD, MPH ; Adrijana Gombosev, BS ; Lena M Portillo, BS ; Karen Lolans-Mazza, BS ; Raveena D Singh, MPH ; Diane Kim, BS ; Eric Cui, BS ; Samantha J. Eells, MPH ; James A. Mckinnell, MD ; Mary K Hayden, MD, FSHEA, FIDSA

3:00 PM
Rate of Survival of MRSA Cleared Status over a 4 year period
Judith Strymish, MD ; Ernest Robillard, RN ; Martin Evans, MD ; Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH

3:15 PM
Negative MRSA Surveillance Tests after Positive Tests:  Evidence of Transient Colonization?
Karim Khader, PhD ; Makoto Jones, MD, MS ; Stephen Kralovic, MD, MPH ; Martin Evans, MD ; Matthew Samore, MD

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M. Schweizer, None

S. Kralovic, None

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