W68. Infection Prevention/Safety
Session: Premeeting Workshop: Pediatric Fellows' Day ($)
Wednesday, October 3, 2018: 12:00 PM
Room: W 2002
Alexis Elward, MD, MPH, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Elward received her bachelor's degree at Loyola College in Baltimore and her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency and chief residency and then a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Elward's research interests center around the epidemiology and outcomes of nosocomial infections in children. She is currently investigating risk factors for nosocomial blood stream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia among patients in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). In addition, she is studying the attributable morbidity and mortality related to nosocomial infections acquired in the PICU. She has also performed interventions aimed at increasing hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers. Finally, she is participating in research designed to derive a clinical score for predicting the absence of bacterial pulmonary infection in children requiring mechanical ventilation.

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