270. Critical Medical Devices: Friend and Foe
Saturday, October 7, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 14AB

Learning Objectives:

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

  • describe recent outbreaks associated with hemodialysis machines
  • explain the current epidemiology and recommendations to address mycobacterial infections associated with heater/cooler devices
  • identify key steps in assessing the infection control risks posed by new medical devices

Target Audience: Academicians, Clinicians, Epidemiologists, Fellows, Healthcare workers, Hospital administrators, Hospital epidemiologists, Infection preventionists, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Medical students and residents, Members-in-training, Nurses, Pharmacists, Public health practitioners

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID, Trainee

Panelist:  Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA, Vanderbilt University

Chairs:  Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE, FIDSA, FSHEA, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Moderators:  Teena Chopra, MD, MPH, Detroit Medical Center and Isaac Benowitz, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2:50 PM
Developing a Device Risk Assessment (ICRA)
Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA

3:15 PM

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.5 knowledge-based contact hours of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-17-316-L01-P


A. Srinivasan, None

E. Lautenbach, Merck: Scientific Advisor , Consulting fee
Nabriva: Scientific Advisor , Consulting fee

I. Benowitz, None

T. Talbot, None

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