Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CDC Webinar: CRE & C. difficile-Is Your Healthcare Facility Implementing the Necessary Approach to Stop the Spread?

We're at a tipping point: an increasing number of germs no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them. Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics and lack of infection control actions can contribute to drug resistant infections such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and put patients at risk for deadly diarrhea (caused by Clostridium difficile). Even if one facility is following recommended infection controls, germs can be spread inside of and between healthcare facilities when patients are transferred from one healthcare facility to another without appropriate actions to stop spread. During this call, clinicians will hear from some of the nation’s top clinical experts on preventing antibiotic resistant infections and improving antibiotic stewardship. Join the discussion to learn about best practices that can be implemented today to protect patients from these potentially deadly infections.

CRE and C. difficile: Is Your Healthcare Facility Implementing the Necessary Approach to Stop the Spread?
 Thursday, August 20, 2015 
  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Join by Phone: Registration not required. Audio required for webinar

· 888-469-1370 (U.S. Callers)
· 517-308-9046 (International Callers)
Passcode: 3791890

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Call materials (slides, audio and transcript) will be posted to the webpage a few days after the live call.

Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Robert A. Weinstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chairman, Division of Infectious Diseases, Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Chief Operating Officer, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
Co-Director, Rush Translational Sciences Consortium

Sara Cosgrove, M.D., M.S., FSHEA, FIDSA
Medical Epidemiologist
Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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