Oral Abstract Session:
028. CDI Prevention
Thursday, October 5, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 07AB

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

Moderators:  L. Clifford McDonald, MD, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Marci Drees, MD, MS, Christiana Care Health System

8:30 AM
Association of Hospital-Onset Clostridium difficile Infection Rates and Antibiotic Use in U.S. Acute Care Hospitals, 2006-2012: an Ecologic Analysis
Sophia Kazakova, MD, MPH, PhD; James Baggs, PhD; L. Clifford McDonald, MD; Sarah Yi, PhD; Kelly Hatfield, MSPH; Alice Guh, MD, MPH; Sujan Reddy, MD; John A. Jernigan, MD, MS
8:45 AM
Clostridium difficile: investigating transmission patterns between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients using whole genome sequencing
Ling Yuan Kong, MD; David Eyre, BM BCh DPhil MCRP FRCPath; Jacques Corbeil, PhD; Frederic Raymond, MSc, PhD; A. Sarah Walker, PhD; Mark Wilcox, MD; Anne-Marie Bourgault, MD; Andre Dascal, MD; Sophie Michaud, MD, MPH; Baldwin Toye, MD, FRCPC; Vivian Loo, MD, MSc, FSHEA
9:15 AM
Testing Stewardship: A ‘Hard Stop’ to Reduce Inappropriate C. diff Testing
Marci Drees, MD, MS; Robert Dressler, MD, MBA; Kim Taylor, BSN, RN; Jamie Ayala, MSN, RN-BC; Gaynelle Kahigian, EdD, MSN, RN; Carol Briody, MT (ASCP), CIC; Brian Stephan, BA; S. Rani Singh-Patel, DO; Sajid Noor, DO; Stephen Eppes, MD
9:30 AM
Impact of an automatic hospital probiotic protocol on Clostridium difficile infection rates and antibiotic usage patterns
Douglas Slain, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FASHP; Amy Georgulis, Pharm.D.; Ronald Dermitt, R.Ph., MBA; Laura Morris, MT ( ASCP), CIC; Stephen Colodny, M.D., FACP, FIDSA
9:45 AM
Etiology of Infectious Diarrhea in Patients Tested for Clostridium difficile: If It Isn’t Clostridium difficile, What Is It?
Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI; Tiffany Hink, BS; Kimberly Reske, MPH; Erik R. Dubberke, MD, MSPH; Carey-Ann D. Burnham, PhD

CME Credits: No CME credit is offered for this session.

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