Program Schedule

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Current Topics in Prevention of Healthcare-associated Infections in Children

Thursday, October 9, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 120-ABC

Learning Objectives:

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

  • describe issues related to the spread of pertussis in healthcare facilities, with a focus on vaccination of health care workers
  • discuss the spectrum of respiratory viruses causing healthcare acquired infections in hospitalized children, and the implications for prevention efforts
  • identify key new HICPAC recommendations for infection prevention in the NICU

Target Audience: Vaccinologists, Public health practitioners, Nurses, Members-in-training, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infection preventionists, Hospital epidemiologists, Health care workers, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control

Moderators:  Susan E. Coffin, MD, MPH, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Thomas J. Sandora, MD, MPH, Boston Children's Hospital

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.5 knowledge-based contact hours (0.15 CEU) of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-14-096-L05-P

Disclosures:

S. E. Coffin, None

T. J. Sandora, None

K. Edwards, Novartis: Grant Investigator and Scientific Advisor, Research grant

S. E. Coffin, None

A. Elward, Sage Products: Grant Investigator, Grant recipient

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