85 The Evolving Epidemiology of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Rods

Sunday, April 3, 2011: 2:15 PM-4:15 PM
Chantilly Ballroom - EAST (Hilton Anatole)
CME Credits: 2
Type: Symposia
Summary: Infections due to multidrug-resistant gram-negative rods are an increasing threat to patients in healthcare settings. this session will define multidrug-resistant gram-negative rods, discuss infection control implications of different definitions, describe strategies for culture surveillance, discuss the role that long-term care facilities play in the epidemiology of these pathogens, and describe a regional control program for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.
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Endorsed by:
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Neil Fishman, MD and Yehuda Carmelli, MD, MPH

2:15 PM
Defining Multidrug Resistance in Gram-Negative Rods
Arjun Srinivasan, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2:45 PM
3:45 PM
Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Rods in Long-Term Care Facilities
Erika D'Agata, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center