Learning Lounge:
Reducing Hospital Risk by Reducing the Spread: Rapid Testing of Carbapenemase-producing Organisms in At-risk Populations (Not Official IDWeek Programming - This activity is supported by Cepheid - See Affiliated Events Guide)
Thursday, October 27, 2016: 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: IDExpo Hall H, Learning Lounge 1 ( Booth 1300)

Learning Objectives:

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Fred C. Tenover, Ph.D. D(ABMM)

Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Cepheid

Sunnyvale, CA



Russ Nassof, Esq

Executive Vice-President, Risknomics LLC

Scottsdale, AZ


Teena Chopra, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI


Session Objectives:

  1. Highlight the importance of active surveillance testing toward reducing healthcare-associated infections and hospital risk
  2. Discuss the threat of carbapenem-resistant organisms, in particular highly-transmissible carbapenemase-producing organisms
  3. Reinforce the challenges of managing the transition of care across facilities
  4. Examine CDC guidance for the control of carbapenem-resistant organisms

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

CME Credits: Maximum of 0.75 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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