185. Infection Prevention Down the Drain: Water Fixtures in Healthcare Settings
Friday, October 6, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 17AB

Learning Objectives:

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

  • identify potential risk of acquiring waterborne pathogens from plumbing fixtures and equipment in healthcare facilities
  • explain modes of transmission of waterborne pathogens in healthcare facilities
  • examine possible measures to prevent transmission of waterborne pathogens in healthcare facilities

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

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

Moderators:  Tara Palmore, MD, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and Rekha Murthy, MD, Cedars-Sinai Health System

2:50 PM
Healthcare-Associated Legionella: A Growing Problem
Loreen a. Herwaldt, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

3:15 PM

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


T. Palmore, None

R. Murthy, None

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