Program Schedule

Animicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care Settings

Session: Symposium: Antimicrobial Stewardship—The Latest Trends and Opportunities
Thursday, October 9, 2014: 4:45 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 103-ABC
Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Dr. Crnich is a staff physician and Hospital Epidemiologist at the William S. Middleton VA hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has a general research interest in healthcare-associated infections among vulnerable elderly patients with a specific focus on the transmission dynamics of antibiotic-resistance and factors that promote inappropriate antibiotic use in long-term care facilities. Current areas of his research are focused on two areas: 1) improving antibiotic use in skilled nursing facilities and 2) developing and implementing effective interventions to reduce the cross-transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria between nursing home residents.

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