Symposium:
3. Controversies in Infection Prevention
Wednesday, October 7, 2015: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 30--ABCDE

Learning Objectives:

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

  • contrast the advantages and limitations of public reporting of all healthcare-associated bloodstream infections associated with a central line
  • discuss the potential benefits and disadvantages of requiring respirators for health care workers who care for patients with an emerging infection
  • compare the effectiveness of routine chlorhexidine bathing in preventing various healthcare-associated infections in different ICU populations
  • list adverse events associated with chlorhexidine bathing

Target Audience: Researchers, Public health practitioners, Members-in-training, Investigators, Infectious diseases physicians, Infection preventionists, Hospital epidemiologists, Hospital administrators, Healthcare workers, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  John Jernigan, MD, MS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Hilary M. Babcock, MD, MPH, Washington University School of Medicine

Presentations:
1:30 PM
3
Pro
Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA

1:50 PM
4
Con
Steven Gordon, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

2:10 PM
5
Pro
Kathleen Harriman, PhD, MPH, RN
2:30 PM
6
Con
Trish M. Perl, MD, MSc, FIDSA, FSHEA

2:50 PM
7
Pro
Robert a. Weinstein, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

3:10 PM
8
Con
David K. Warren, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA

CME Credits: Maximum of 2 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session

ACPE Number:

Disclosures:

J. Jernigan, None

H. M. Babcock, None

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