Saturday, March 20, 2010: 7:00 AM-8:20 AM
Hanover F-G (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.25
Summary: NICUs are high risk environments because of the vulnerability of premature and critically ill newborns to HAIs and the invasive nature of many of the interventions. This session will address important issues in HAI prevention in NICUs.Learning Objectives:
- Learn how to implement relevant bundle strategies for preventing central-line associated bloodstream infections in the NICU population.
- Gain an understanding of risk factors for colonization/infection with Gram-negative bacilli and yeast, and strategies to minimize acquisition.
- Understand the various approaches to manage endemic and epidemic MRSA in the NICU.