Saturday, March 20, 2010: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
International North-South (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 2
Summary: The United Nations’ Millennium Goal 4 aims to reduce the under-five child mortality rate by two-thirds by 2015. A critical component of this effort is to reduce deaths among neonates, which are often caused by infections occurring in association with childbirth or in the early newborn period, especially in preterm or low-birth weight infants. This session will review programs to deliver packages of evidenced-based practices to improve newborn care as well the efficacy and safety of interventions to prevent infections in newborn infants in communities and healthcare settings.Learning Objectives:
- Identify interventions to prevent infections among newborns in the community and healthcare settings.
- Review and critique current practices related to the prevention of infections among newborns in the community and healthcare settings.
- Define the research agenda to improve the prevention of infections among newborns in the community and healthcare settings.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)
Nalini Singh and W. Huskins, MD