Agenda

greyMeals, Networking & Breaks
redPlenaries
orangeOral Abstract Sessions
yellowFull Conference Sessions
greenSHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology
purpleSHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course
SHEA/AMDA/CDC Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Certificate Course

 

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    SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology
    The Compendium Strategies for Preventing HAIs
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Deborah Yokoe, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify priority recommendations of Compendium of Strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute-care settings and associated resources
    2. Identify practical methods and tools to meet basic and advanced recommendations

    Joint Session: Healthcare Epidemiology: Introduction to an Emerging Field
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Speaker(s)
    Trish Perl, MD, MSc

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Obtain a broad overview of the importance of basic concepts in infection prevention, including hand hygiene and asepsis, isolation precautions, disinfection and sterilization, device reprocessing, and environmental cleaning
    2. Define occupational health-related issues and procedures
    3. Examine immunization of HCW and patients

    Sterilization & Disinfection
    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Bill Rutala, MPH, PhD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the Spaulding classification scheme for disinfection of patient care items
    2. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various chemical agents and mechanical processes used to disinfect medical equipment
    3. Describe available methods for sterilization and the types of indicators used to ensure the process was effective
    4. Outline the controversies surrounding the reprocessing of endoscopes and disinfection of other complex medical instruments

    Environment and Cleaning
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Phil Carling, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the evidence implicating the environment as a source of healthcare associated infections
    2. Describe the role of environmental cleaning to disrupt the cycle of transmission
    3. Outline the evidence behind the various available strategies to disinfect the environment including chemical agents, and UV light,
    4. Discuss methods for measuring cleanliness

    Practical Strategies for Surveillance
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Molly Hale, MPH, CIC

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify core components of an HAI surveillance program
    2. Select optimal methods for collection and analysis of surveillance data
    3. Correlate relationship between surveillance and prevention activities
    4. Evaluate surveillance findings and incorporate into effective intervention plans

    Joint Session: Transmission of Infectious Agents In Healthcare Settings
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Mike Bell, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss modes of transmission for important healthcare pathogens
    2. Evaluate methods for interruption of transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings
    3. Discuss how to implement effective methods to prevent Transmission
    4. Overview of the modes of transmission of pathogens
    5. Describe purpose and types of isolation precautions, air handling, personal protective equipment, and other ways of preventing transmission of pathogens in the healthcare setting

    Networking Lunch
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Opening Plenary: Crossing the Communication Chasm
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
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    Speaker(s)
    Integrating Infection Prevention with Quality and Safety: Everyone in One Sandbox - Zintars Beldavs, MS
    The Business of Stewardship: Convincing your C-Suite - Keith Kaye, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify challenges that cause Infection Prevention and Quality and Safety to work in silos
    2. Implement strategies to improve the integration of Infection Prevention and Quality and Safety
    3. Effectively communicate the business case of Antibiotic Stewardship Programs when discussing Antibiotic Stewardship Programs to facility administrators

    Mentorship Breakfast (by invitation only)
    7:00 am - 7:50 am

    Networking Break
    9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Joint Session: Course Overview
    10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Speaker(s)
    Sarah Haessler, MD
    Lauri Hicks, DO
    Nimale Stone, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Orientation to course materials
    2. Overview of course structure

    The Science of Safety
    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Keith Kaye, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify basic concepts regarding patient safety, quality science, implementation science, human factor design, and organizational change
    2. Understand how to perform an RCA in response to HAI
    3. Evaluate process changes necessary for a thorough RCA
    4. Evaluate RCA measures of success
    5. Identify how accreditation bodies will evaluate an effective RCA
    6. Understand the differences between RCA and FMEA and when to utilize each method
    7. Evaluate how the patient safety program intersects with the institution’s strategic plan

    Break
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    Break
    4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    Full Conference 2
    Strengthening IP/Stewardship at Care Transitions
    4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Nimale, Stone, MD
    Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the role of inter-facility transfer as a driver of HAI/AR within healthcare networks
    2. Identify opportunities to improve the information exchanged between acute and post-acute providers during care transitions
    3. Provide examples of how hospital epi programs have engaged nursing homes in infection prevention and stewardship

    Ready, Set Go: Antimicrobial Stewardship In Action - Update on Current Stewardship Status
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Introduction - Elizabeth Dodds - Ashley, PharmD, MHS and Kavita Trivedi, MD
    NHSN Data - Whitney Buckel, PharmD
    Other Data Elements Useful to Stewardship - Elizabeth Dodds – Ashley, PharmD, MHS

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain how to employ pharmacy related metrics – Days of Therapy (DOTs) or Defined Daily Doses (DDDs) for measuring antibiotic use and merits of each
    2. Discuss methods for measuring and reporting the impact of an antibiotic stewardship program including CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network’s Antibiotic Utilization Module
    3. Explain how to conduct a needs assessment for your institution
    4. Describe unique challenges for measuring antibiotic stewardship across multiple sites or within a health system
    5. Discuss scalability - how and where to expand your program

    Managing Outbreaks
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Speaker(s)
    David Nace, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe how the long-term care environment influences outbreak risk and impacts outbreak detection and response
    2. Identify common causes of outbreaks in post-acute and long-term care settings
    3. Discuss strategies to manage outbreaks that occur in the long-term care environment

    Occupational Health and Safety
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    David Nace, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe how the long-term care environment influences outbreak risk and impacts outbreak detection and response
    2. Identify common causes of outbreaks in post-acute and long-term care settings
    3. Discuss strategies to manage outbreaks that occur in the long-term care environment

    Introduction to the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Setting
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Robin Jump, MD
    Deborah Burdsall, PhD RN-BC, CIC

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Appreciate the unique aspects of healthcare delivery in the PA/LTC setting
    2. Discuss the new regulatory requirements for nursing home IP/stewardship programs and the influence of compliance on daily operation in PA/LTC settings
    3. Discuss the cultural factors and determinants of quality indicators in PA/LTC settings

    Oral Abstracts and other Full Sessions
    An Update on Duration of Therapy: Our Role as Stewards
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Kavita Trivedi, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the science behind duration of antibiotic therapy
    2. Review the uses of inflammatory biomarkers in antibiotic stewardship programs

    Ready, Set Go: Antimicrobial Stewardship In Action - Stewardship Interventions: From Bundles to Time Outs
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Bundle Implementation - Kristi Kuper, PharmD, BCPS
    Time Out Implementation - Kavita Trivedi, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain how to assess the best types of intervention based on local needs assessment
    2. Identify best first steps to initiate an antibiotic stewardship intervention in your institution
    3. Discuss specific stewardship strategies and methods, merits, and drawbacks based on resource availability
    4. Discuss relevant process and outcomes measures to sustain the business case for antibiotic stewardship interventions
    5. Describe key elements necessary to implement and maintain various stewardship interventions
    6. Describe unique challenges and strategies for implementing antibiotic stewardship across multiple sites or within a health system
    7. Review approaches to implementing antibiotic stewardship where resources are limited
    8. Discuss scalability - how and where to expand your program

    Tackling Liability Issues in Antibiotic Stewardship
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Keith Hamilton, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify legal concepts that are applicable to the practice of antibiotic stewardship
    2. Define the nature and extent of medical-legal risk in the practice of antibiotic stewardship
    3. Discuss approaches for management of risk in the practice of antibiotic stewardship

    What Every Steward Should Know About Pharmacokinetics– Pharmacodynamics
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    James Lewis, PharmD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review PK and PD properties of different antibiotic agents and their application to selection of appropriate dosing based on patient, pathogen, and syndrome characteristics
    2. Discuss approaches to therapeutic monitoring of antibiotics such as vancomycin and aminoglycosides
    3. Review approaches for IV to PO conversion

    Allergies, Interactions and Adverse Events, Oh My!
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Julie Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss different types of allergic reactions to antibiotics and how they may be prevented or minimized
    2. Review common drug-drug interactions and explain strategies to avoid them
    3. Discuss common adverse events associated with various Antibiotics

    Stewardship of the Future
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Better Guessing- Using Prediction Scores to Guide Empiric Therapy - Julie Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID
    Crafting Stewardship Interventions to your Local Reality - James Lewis, PharmD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe settings where prediction scores can assist in identifying better identify patients at risk for infections due to resistant pathogens
    2. Outline scenarios where targeted empiric therapy may be employed based in individual patient risks

    Full Conference
    Pro/Con: Carrot or Stick
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Carrot: Incentives are more effective to change behavior - Grace Lee, MD, MPH
    Stick: Accountability and Consequences are More Effective to Change Behavior - Tom Talbot, MD, MPH
    The Best of Both: It's All Context - Joost Hopman, DTMH, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe a specific infection control intervention in which incentives can change healthcare worker behavior
    2. Describe a specific infection control intervention in which the threat of adverse consequences can change healthcare worker behavior
    3. Explain factors that an infection prevention team should consider when determining whether an intervention should be based on incentives or consequences

    The Needle and the Damage Done: The Infection Control implications of Opiate Diversion by Healthcare Workers
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Infectious outbreaks associated with diversion and how to identify if narcotic diversions are occurring at your facility - Joe Perz, DrPH MA
    Investigating the infectious risks after a narcotic diversion event has occurred, and preventing diversion at your facility - Kim New, JD, BSN, RN

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the infectious risks associated with drug diversion in healthcare facilities
    2. Learn to identify if drug diversion is occurring at your facility
    3. Understand the steps involved in investigating a diversion event at your facility
    4. Identify key features of a comprehensive prevention program for drug diversion

    Challenging Cases in Infection Prevention
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Pediatric Case - Latania Logan, MD, FAAP
    Long-Term Care Case - David Nace, MD, MPH
    Adult Acute Care/ Complex Populations - David Calfee, MD, MS
    Community/ Ambulatory - Priya Nori, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss real-world challenges in infection prevention in various healthcare settings
    2. Compare strengths and weaknesses of solutions to challenging problems
    3. Formulate management strategies and discuss resources to assist in the implementation of the solutions discussed
    4. Compare knowledge with other peers and assess clinical acumen in infection prevention

    SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Course
    Hands On Vs. Hands Off Surveillance
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 16
    Time
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Pro: Electronic Surveillance is Needed to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance - Kari Simonsen, MD
    Con: A Traditional Approach is Needed to Improve Hand Hygiene - Matthew Linam, MD, MS
    Peace Maker: The Praises and Perils of Electronic Surveillance for HAIs- Where is the Compromise? - Daniel Morgan, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe types, implementation and data to support electronic HH surveillance to improve HH compliance
    2. Describe strategies to improve HH, including traditional methods, implementation and data to support, including potential cons of electronic HH
    3. Provide larger context on the use of electronic surveillance beyond HH (HAIs), including some challenges and successes.

    Preparing for the Next Emergency: Improving Readiness in Hospitals, Labs and Communities
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Preparing for the Next Emergency: Improving Readiness in Hospitals, Labs and Communities - Judy Guzman – Cottrill, DO
    Enhancing capabilities through the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network (ARLN) - Marion Kainer, MBBS, MPH
    The role of the Council for Outbreak Response: Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens (CORHA) and related groups - Joe Perz, DrPH MA

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Become familiar with available training programs and key community partners involved in emergency preparedness and response
    2. Describe strategies for communication and coordination with local and state public health officials and facilities
    3. Identify practical strategies to maintain and improve readiness to respond between emergencies

    Abstract Session
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

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    SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Course
    Diagnostic Stewardship: Beginning Concepts
    8:00 am - 8:45 am

    Case #1: Management of Resistant Gram Negative Infections
    8:45 am - 9:30 am

    Case 2: Management of Resistant Gram Positive Infections
    10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Rapid Diagnostic Tests: Mini-Lecture & Case Study #3
    10:45 am - 11:30 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    10:45 am - 11:30 am
    Speaker(s)
    Gaeme Forrest, MBBS

    Learning Objectives:
    1.Describe strengths and weaknesses of common rapid diagnostic tests and used in the microbiology lab
    2. Discuss how the microbiology lab and the antibiotic stewardship program can collaborate to maximize use of rapid diagnostic tests to improve antibiotic use

    How to Find Resources at Your Institution of Health System
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    The Never Events
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Managing Outlier Physicians: The Reluctant Steward
    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    Speaker(s)

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss outlier prescribers in your institutions
    2. Identify methods for collaborating with outlier clinicians to promote appropriate Antibiotic use
    3. Describe ways to handle the poor Infectious Diseases physician steward

    Telemedicine: Opportunities in Stewardship
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

    Full Conference
    HAI Prevention in Pediatrics 2018
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker(s)
    C. difficile Infection in Children: Challenging Questions - Thomas Sandora, MD, MPH
    Pediatric CLABSI: Is There Any Way To Further Reduce Rates? - Susan Coffin, MD, MPH
    Ventilator-Associated Events: Updates on Pediatric VAE Surveillance and Prevention - Grace Lee, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate recent data on screening for asymptomatic carriage of C. difficile and preferred first-line treatment of CDI and whether these data are applicable to children
    2. Discuss whether efforts should be focused on optimizing reliability to core CLABSI prevention bundle elements or adding new interventions beyond the current bundle
    3. Summarize practical approaches for performing VAE surveillance in children and data from the national 2017 pediatric VAE pilot

    HAI Prevention in 2018: Best Practices
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    CDI: Robots, Vaccines & Transplants? - Clifford McDonald, MD
    SSI: Bundles and Beyond! - Marin Schweizer, PhD
    CLABSI: Newest Approaches to Approach Zero. - John Townes, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review latest high-impact studies on CDI, SSI, and CLABSI prevention
    2. Synthesize recent data with current practices and guidelines to garner new potential prevention strategies for your institution

    Break
    4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    It's Not an Isolated Issue
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    To Isolate or Not: that is the question! - Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH
    Isolation Duration: How Long is Too Long? - Christopher Pfeiffer, MD
    Controversies & Advances in Airborne Isolation and Respiratory Protection - Barbara Braun, PhD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Synthesize current data and guidelines supporting and refuting use of Contact Precautions for endemic “bad bugs” such as MRSA, ESBLs, and C. difficile in acute care facilities
    2. Understand the rationale and most recent data to generate informed recommendations for the duration of Contact Precautions for colonization of “bad bugs” such as MRSA, CRE, and C. difficile
    3. Discuss and understand controversial issues and best practices in administering an effective respiratory protection program

    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

    R2D2 vs Elbow Grease: Environmental
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Gizmos and Gadgets- a review of new technologies for environmental services for infection prevention - Bill Rutala, MPH, PhD
    “Real House Keepers” of X- Stories of Success Using Human Factor Engineering - Loretta Fauerbach, MS, CIC
    Changing the Culture to Empower Environmental Services for Infection Prevention - David Calfee, MD, MS

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review a series of new technologies and data to support their use by environmental services (EVS) (and related) for infection prevention (including UV, H2o2 misters, impregnated fabrics and surfaces, ATP)
    2. Describe integration of the new technologies into environmental infection prevention; what are best uses, implementation (successes and challenges) using humans factors engineering, and building business case
    3. Review strategies for education, changing the culture of HHWs and assessing the competence of HCW, such as those for environmental services

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    Abstract Session
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

    Infection Prevention: Building Global Capacity and View
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    South East Asian Perspective - Kalisvar Marimuthu, MBBS, MRCP
    Low and Middle Income Countries and SHEA: Partnerships for the Future - Mirian DalBen, MD
    Latin American Perspective - Mirian DalBen, MD
    Doctors Without Borders Perspective - Joost Hopman, DTMH, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the commonalities and unique challenges in infection prevention and AMR across low and middle income countries
    2. Understand regional efforts and priorities in infection prevention and AMR across low and middle income countries

    Abstract Session
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

    Looking Beyond Our Patients: OneHealth Perspective
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    One Health Approach to Address Antimicrobial Resistance at the National Level - Dawn Sievert, PhD, MS
    Antibiotic Stewardship in U.S. Animal Agriculture - Karin Hoelzer, DVM, PhD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the multi-partner, collaborative surveillance conducted to identify and respond to foodborne antibiotic resistance
    2. Describe antibiotic use in animal agriculture and the impact of recent federal policy changes
    3. Describe alternatives to antibiotics and management practices that reduce the need for antibiotics

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