Oral Abstract Session:
72. Advancing Public Reporting and Surveillance of HAIs
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 200-212

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: academicians, epidemiologists, health care workers, hospital administrators, hospital epidemiologists, infection preventionists, public health practitioners

Topical Category: N2. HAI Surveillance and Public Reporting

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderator:  W. Charles Huskins, MD, MSc, FSHEA, Mayo Clinic


2:00 PM
Substantial Shifts in Ranking of California Hospitals by Hospital Onset Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HO-MRSA) Infection Following Adjustment for Hospital Characteristics and Case Mix
David M. Tehrani, MS ; Chenghau Cao, MPH ; Michael Phelan, PhD ; Rupak Datta, PhD MPH ; John Billimek, PhD ; Hoanglong Nguyen, MD ; Homin Kwark ; Susan S. Huang, MD, MPH, FIDSA

2:15 PM
Blood Culture and Antimicrobial Use in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units After Implementation of Mandatory Public Reporting of Bloodstream Infections
Kelly B. Flett, MD ; Al Ozonoff, PhD ; Thomas J. Sandora, MD, MPH ; Gregory P. Priebe, MD ; Dionne A. Graham, PhD

2:30 PM
Medicare Claims Successfully Track Surgical Site Infections Following Vascular Surgery in U.S. Hospitals
Michael S. Calderwood, MD, MPH ; Ken Kleinman, ScD ; Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH ; Rebecca E. Kaganov, BA ; Christina B. Bruce, BA ; Elizabeth C. Balaconis, BA ; Claire Canning, MA ; Richard Platt, MD MS ; Susan S. Huang, MD, MPH, FIDSA

2:45 PM
Accuracy of Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Metrics for Documenting Normothermia
John M. Boyce, MD, FIDSA ; Linda Sullivan, RN ; Douglas Vaughn, MD ; Kimberly A. Davis, MD, MBA

3:00 PM
Electronic Implementation of the Ventilator-Associated Events Algorithm: the Solution for Variability?
Maaike S.M. van Mourik, MD, MSc ; Peter M.C. Klein Klouwenberg, MD, PharmD ; David S.Y. Ong, MD PharmD ; Janneke Horn, MD PhD ; Marcus J. Schultz, MD PhD ; Olaf L. Cremer, MD PhD ; Marc Bonten, MD PhD

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W. C. Huskins, None

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