Friday, March 19, 2010: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Regency VI-VII (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.50
Summary: Contact precautions are used as a means of limiting transmission of MDROs. These interventions were initially applied to patients infected with resistant bacteria, but has been expanded to include those colonized with all MDROs in many centers. The data supporting this practice remains controversial, with strong opinions on both sides. This session will carefully review the scientific data supporting use of contact precautions and attempt to reconcile differences and move toward a national consensus.Learning Objectives:
- Discuss the scientific data supporting the use of contact precautions for all patients colonized with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs).
- Discuss the scientific data that does not support the use of contact precautions for all patients colonized with MDROs.
- Attempt to reconcile conflicting data and move toward a national consensus for management of patients colonized and infected with MDROs.
John McGowan, MD