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APIC’s 2019 Virtual Conference


FRI04 - From Plumbing to Patients: Current and Future CDC Activities to Reduce Risk from Water in Healthcare


Dec 12, 2019 2:35pm ‐ Dec 12, 2019 3:15pm

Description

Staff from the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discuss recent activities related to outbreaks of water-associated pathogens and trends in water management programs. This session focuses on water-associated outbreaks, drawing on such data sources PRB outbreak consultations about water-associated outbreaks, and NHSN annual facility survey data for hospitals and nursing homes about current status of water management plans and control activities. You will learn how to:

  • Identify different opportunistic pathogens of premise plumbing and consider various transmission pathways.
  • Recognize the role of water infection control risk assessments in water management programs.
  • Locate additional online CDC resources for water management programs in healthcare settings.

Speaker(s):

  • Matthew J. Arduino, MS, DrPH, FSHEA, M(ASCP), Senior Advisor, Environmental Hygiene and Infection Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Matthew J. Stuckey, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, Division of Healthcare Quality

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