Symposium:
3. Current Controversies in Infection Prevention
Wednesday, October 26, 2016: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 293-296

Learning Objectives:

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

  • describe the role of contact precautions in controlling endemic MDRO
  • determine the utility of technological and behavioral interventions for infection prevention
  • describe the role of process measures in quality improvement programs

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

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

Moderator:  Deborah S. Yokoe, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Moderator:  Mary K. Hayden, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, Rush University Medical Center

Presentations:
1:30 PM
Contact Precautions Are an Important Control Measure for Endemic Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Organisms
 
Pro
Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, FIDSA, FSHEA

 
Con
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, MPA, FSHEA

2:10 PM
Advanced technology and/or devices are better control measures than behavior change
 
Pro
Issam Raad, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

 
Con
Jennifer Meddings, MD, MSc

2:50 PM
Use of Process Measures for Quality Improves Patient Outcomes
 
Con
David Pegues, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

CME Credits: Maximum of 2 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

ACPE Credits: ACPE 2 knowledge-based contact hours 0.2 of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-16-206-L05-P

Disclosures:

M. K. Hayden, None

D. S. Yokoe, None

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Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. CDT, Wednesday Oct. 26th with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.