Poster Abstract Session:
191. Role of the Healthcare Environment in HAIs
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: Poster Hall C


Impact of the environment in the development of nosocomial norovirus infection in a bone marrow transplant unit
Roger Araujo-Castillo, M.D. ; Carolyn D. Alonso, M.D. ; Bernadette Sullivan, RN MBA ; James D. Levine, MD ; Sharon B. Wright, MD MPH
  • IDSA_2013_pdf.pdf (175.3 kB)

  • Impact of Environmental Care on Patient Outcomes
    Xiaoyan Song, PhD, MBBS ; John Berger, MD ; Lisa Williams, MHA, BSN, RNC, NE-BC ; Roberta Debiasi, MD
  • env poster.JPG (144.4 kB)

  • Reopening NYU Medical Center after Hurricane Sandy – Lessons Learned from an Infection Control Perspective
    Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD, MPH ; Donald Chen, MD ; Alycia Foti, BA ; Ranekka Dean, RN ; Tania Bubb, RN ; Sandra Hardy, RN ; Alex Rowan-Hazelrigg, RN ; Steven Bock, RN ; Scott Cutro, MD ; Gabriela Pinto, BA ; Faith Skeete, RN ; Anna Stachel, MPH ; Jennifer Lighter, MD ; Michael S. Phillips, MD

    Contamination of Hydrostatic Shock Controls with Legionella pneumophila in a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
    Isi Obadan, MD, MPH ; Debra Campbell ; Joseph Allen, DSc, MPH ; Matt Fragala, MS, CIH ; Jerry Ludwig, PhD, PE ; Zita Melvin, RN, BSN, CIC ; Deborah Ann Mack, RN, CIC ; Richard T. Ellison III, MD

    Legionella pneumophila: Healthcare-associated Case with Positive Environmental Samples after 22 Years
    Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, RN, MBA, CIC ; Sean Cariño, MPH ; Cynthia Perez, M(ASCP) ; Aurea Enriquez, M(ASCP), CIC ; Mona Shah, BS ; Rachel Marrs, MSN, CIC ; Lauren Such, BS ; Emily Landon, MD
  • Poster1681.pdf (189.0 kB)

  • Use of Short Course Treatment for Disinfection of Legionella pneumophila in Hospital Water Supplies
    Yusen Lin, PhD., MBA ; Hsiu-Yun Shih, MS ; Yijin Lin, MS ; Ren-Jr Ben, MD ; Yao-Shen Chen, MD ; Chih-Huan Chung, MD
  • 2013 IDSA ClO2 legionella.pdf (201.2 kB)

  • Pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium gordonae following the opening of a new 304 bed building at a Chicago area medical center
    Kavitha Prabaker, MD ; Chethra Muthiah, MD ; Mary K. Hayden, MD, FSHEA, FIDSA ; Robert A. Weinstein, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA ; Jyothirmai Cheerala, MT(ASCP) ; Mary Lou Scorza, MT(ASCP) ; John Segreti, MD ; Mary Alice Lavin, RN, MJ, CIC ; Barbara A. Schmitt, RN ; Kathleen G. Beavis, MD ; Sharon F. Welbel, MD ; Gordon M. Trenholme, MD
  • ID week poster_9-22-13.pdf (303.4 kB)

  • Bacterial Load and Diversity Survey in Hospital Water Distribution System
    Cindy Lalancette, PhD ; Emilie Bédard, Ing. ; Céline Laferrière, MD ; Eric Déziel, PhD ; Michèle Prévost, PhD

    Extraintestinal Pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) Contaminating Public Restrooms (PRs)
    Muhanad Mohamed, MD ; James R. Johnson, MD ; Kris Owens ; Abby Gajewski ; Michael A. Kuskowski, PhD

    Measuring contact patterns within a hemodialysis center using sensor networks to understand routes of disease transmission
    Philip M. Polgreen, MD ; Alberto Segre, PhD ; Manish Suneja, MD ; Jerry Fangman ; Matthew Wise, PhD ; Katherine Ellingson, PhD ; Priti Patel, MD, MPH ; Ted Herman, PhD

    Extended Survival of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) on Dry Surfaces
    Nancy L. Havill, MT(ASCP), CIC ; John M. Boyce, MD, FIDSA ; Jonathan A Otter, PhD
  • ID Week 2013 CRE 2.pdf (612.9 kB)

  • Where do they hide and what is the impact on patient colonisation? Identification of environmental reservoirs of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in a general intensive care unit
    Hélène Mcdermott, MB, BCH, BAO, MRCPI, FRCPath ; Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes, PhD ; Hilary Humphreys, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, FRCPath, MD ; Mairead Scally, BSC, MSC,

    Quantitative Assessment of Interactions between Hospitalized Patients and Portable Medical Equipment and Other Fomites
    Nuntra Suwantarat, MD ; Laura Supple ; Annette Jencson, BSMT(ASCP)SM, CIC ; Thriveen Mana, M.S., MBA ; Jennifer Cadnum, B.S. ; Curtis J. Donskey, MD

    Surface Microbiology of the iPad Tablet Computer and the Potential to Serve as a Fomite
    Elizabeth Hirsch, PharmD, BCPS ; Jason Lancaster, PharmD, MEd, BCPS ; Brian Raux ; Rachael Mann ; Steven Leonard, PharmD

    Use of Portable Electronic Devices in Hospitals : a Reservoir for Healthcare Pathogens
    Amber Khan, M.D. ; Amitha Rao, M.D. ; Carlos Reyes-Sacin, MD ; Kayoko Hayakawa, M.D., PhD ; Keith Kaye, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA ; Kathleen Riederer, BS, MT ; Joel Fishbain, MD ; Diane Levine, M.D.

    A novel agent to decrease contamination on hospital scrubs
    Mallory Boutin, BA, MPH ; Kerri Thom, MD, MS ; Min Zhan ; J. Kristie Johnson, PhD

    Universal Gowning and Gloving Reduces Health Care Worker Clothing Contamination
    Calvin Williams, MD, PhD ; Patty Mcgraw, RN, MS ; Elyse Schneck, BSMT (ASCP) ; Jesse Jacob, MD ; Deanna Murray, MPH ; Daniela Moreno, B.S. ; Marcus Zervos, MD ; Galo Cubillos, MD ; Daniel H. Kett, M.D. ; Ronald Estrella, BSN, CCRN ; Daniel Morgan, MD, MS ; Anthony Harris, MD, MPH ; Marci Drees, MD, MS

    The Case for Standard Precautions
    Angela Vassallo, MPH, MS ; Nancy Parris, MSN ; Lien Hua-Feng, MSN ; Dawna Hendel, MSN ; Robert Winters, MD ; Melvin Scheer, MD ; John Robertson, MD ; Ellie Goldstein, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA
  • 1697_IDWPOSTER.GIF (841.8 kB)

  • Environmental cleaning practices – results of environmental services (EVS) management survey
    Tal Mann, MD ; Salah Qutaishat, PhD, CIC, FSHEA ; Elaine Flanagan, BSN, MSA ; Keith Cottrell ; Sorabh Dhar, MD ; Preethy Samuel, PhD ; Keith Kaye, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA
  • evs poster IDSAsdkk.pdf (42.7 kB)

  • Outbreak Investigation into an Increased Incidence of Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium in Sputum Cultures in Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Patients
    Susan Kline, MD, MPH ; Amanda Guspiel, MPH ; Christine Hendrickson, RN, BSHA ; Andrew Streifel, MA ; Ginger Ward, RN, BSN, CCM

    Comparing Cleaning and Disinfection using the Traditional Cloth and Bucket Method versus the Ready to Use Wipe Method:  Process Compliance and Time-Related Costs
    Timothy L. Wiemken, PhD, MPH, CIC ; Emily Pacholski, MPHc ; Robert Kelley, PhD ; Juanita Clay, MSN, RN ; Kimberly Daniels, RN ; Michael Bromilow ; Julio Ramirez, MD

    Evaluation of a Soft Surface Sanitizer in Healthcare Environments
    Kelly Reynolds, PhD ; Jonathan Sexton, PhD
  • 1702_IDWPoster.pdf (376.3 kB)

  • Comparing the Clinical Effectiveness of Surface Disinfectants
    Philip C. Carling, MD, FSHEA ; Joann Ferguson, RN, BAN ; Anita Thomasser, BS ; Jennifer Perkins, BS MBA
  • OXYCIDE - ID-WEEK.pdf (1.0 MB)

  • How clean is clean?
    Moi Lin Ling, MBBS, FRCPA, CPHQ, MBA ; Kwee Yuen Tan, BSc ; Amanda Pang
  • SHEA ID Week Poster 2013.jpg (182.6 kB)

  • Ultraviolet Light for Terminal Disinfection of Neonatal Incubators
    Michelle Power, BSMT (ASCP) ; Sarojini Misra, MS, SM (ASCP), SM (AAM) ; Jason Funyak ; Bonnie Chavez, BSN, RNC-NIC ; John Stefano, MD ; Deborah Tuttle, MD ; Marci Drees, MD, MS

    Inter-hospital Variation in Time Required for Hospital Room Ultraviolet (UV)-C Irradiation: Preliminary Experience from the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room (BETR) Disinfection Study
    Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH ; William Rutala, PhD, FSHEA ; Lauren Knelson, MSPH ; Rebekah W. Moehring, MD, MPH ; Luke F. Chen, MBBS, MPH, CIC, FRACP ; David J. Weber, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA ; Daniel J. Sexton, MD, FIDSA

    Efficacy of Commercially Available Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces Against Common Nosocomial Pathogens
    Daniel Z. Uslan, MD, MS ; Janet A. Hindler, MCLS, MT ; Romney M. Humphries, Ph.D. ; Evelyn Alvarez, MPH ; Myra Maldanado ; Peter Sinsheimer, Ph.D, MPH ; Vijay Gupta, Ph.D, ; Dat Huynh ; Ronald Brookmeyer, Ph.D ; Neetha Abraham, MBA, MS

    Environmental Contamination by Patients Infected or Colonized with MRSA or VRE: A multicenter study
    Lauren Knelson, MSPH ; David A. Williams, RN, BSN, IP ; Maria Gergen ; William Rutala, PhD, FSHEA ; David J. Weber, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA ; Daniel J. Sexton, MD, FIDSA ; Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH

    How do you bed bathe your patients? The variations in bed bathing methods among healthcare personnel
    Sara Reese, PhD ; Cathy Vigil, RN, CIC ; Heather Young, MD ; Connie Price, MD
  • IDweek_42564.pdf (903.7 kB)
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