44 The Past, Present, and Future of HAI Prevention in Pediatrics: Defining the Research Agenda for the Next Decade

Friday, March 19, 2010: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Centennial III-IV (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.50
Type: Oral
Summary: Infants and children have suffered from a relative a lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions to prevent HAIs. A poll of the SHEA Pediatric Special Interest Group members identified the following three HAIs as the top priorities for research during the next decade: 1) infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms, 2) viral respiratory infections, and 3) catheter-associated bloodstream infections. Each presentation in this session will focus on one of these HAIs and will address three questions: 1) What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions to prevent this HAI in infants and children? 2) What are the current practices in children’s hospitals related to these interventions? 3) What is the research agenda to improve the evidence-base for these and other prevention interventions?
Learning Objectives:
Co-Organized by:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)
Silvia Fonseca, MD and Jo-Ann Harris, MD
2:00 PM
Infections Caused by Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
Aaron Milstone, MD, Johns Hopkins University
2:30 PM
Viral Respiratory Infections
Danielle Zerr, MD, MPH, University of Washington
3:00 PM
Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections
Kristina Bryant, MD, University of Louisville