42 Controversies in Contact Precautions: All Patients Colonized with Multidrug-

Friday, March 19, 2010: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Regency VI-VII (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.50
Type: Oral
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:
John McGowan, MD
2:00 PM
David Pegues, MD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
2:30 PM
Kathryn Kirkland, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
3:00 PM
Summary and Conclusions
John McGowan, MD, Emory University