47 New Approaches to Preventing Device-Related Infections

Friday, March 19, 2010: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Centennial III-IV (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 2
Type: Oral
Summary: Great progress has been made in the prevention of device-associated infections. However, as pressure to eliminate these infections intensifies, there will be increased focus on the addition of prevention approaches that have not yet been included in a “bundled” approach. This session will assist infection preventionists in applying evidence based prevention measures and in selecting the most promising new approaches to prevention of device-associated infections.
Learning Objectives:
C. Glen Mayhall, MD and David K. Warren, MD
4:00 PM
Advances in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Prevention
Marc Bonten, MD, University Medical Center Utrecht
4:30 PM
Advances in the Prevention of Catheter Associated Bloodstream Infections
Leonard Mermel, DO, ScM, Rhode Island Hospital
5:00 PM
Advances in Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention
Carolyn Gould, MD, MS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
5:30 PM
Toward Better Bundles: What to Add, What to Subtract? Who Decides?
Donald Goldmann, MD, Institute for Healthcare Improvement