lunes, 17 de agosto de 2015

SAVE THE DATE -- Upcoming COCA Call/Webinar: Thursday, August 20, 2015 (2 p.m. ET) - CRE and C. difficile: Is Your Healthcare Facility Implementing the Necessary Approach to Stop the Spread?

CRE and C. difficile: Is Your Healthcare Facility Implementing the Necessary Approach to Stop the Spread?
Coca Call Announcement

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 clinical experts on preventing antibiotic-resistant infections and improving antibiotic stewardship. Join the discussion to learn about work being done to implement a coordinated approach to protect patients from these potentially deadly infections.
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015  
Time:  2:00 - 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
Access on Demand:
Call materials (slides, audio and transcript) will be posted to the webpage a few days after the live call.


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


Robert A. Weinstein, MDC Anderson Hedberg MD Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief Academic Officer
Rush University Medical Center
Former Chairman, Department of Medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Sara Cosgrove, M.D., M.S., FSHEA, FIDSAAssociate Hospital Epidemiologist
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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