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All Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative Bacteria are Not Created Equal: Comparing Epidemiology and Optimizing Control

Thursday, October 9, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 103-ABC

Learning Objectives:

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

  • describe regional patterns of MDR gram negative bacterial healthcare-associated infections in the United States
  • compare the epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacaes, P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii
  • contrast the effectiveness of infection control measures and antibiotic stewardship for preventing colonization and infection by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacaae, P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii

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

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  Amy Mathers, MD, University of Virginia Health System and Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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: 0221-9999-14-101-L05-P

Disclosures:

A. Mathers, None

A. D. Harris, Cubist: Consultant and Grant Investigator, Consulting fee and Educational grant

S. Fridkin, None

Y. Carmeli, None

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