Signature Healthcare and EH&E to Present Educational Webinar for APIC New England, March 22
Sink Drain Disinfection to Eliminate Carbapenem Resistant Enterbacterales (CRE) Klebsiella Organisms – Patient Infection Cluster Investigation and Risk Mitigation
Stacy Ryan, RN, MSN, CIC
Director of Infection Prevention and Control
Bryan Connors, MS, CIH, HEM
Managing Principal Consultant, Healthcare
Environmental Health & Engineering
This presentation will outline the steps of a case study of the successful containment of a cluster of CRE Klebsiella infections from sink drains in a Critical Care Unit:
- The source of infections (biofilms containing CRE organisms in the plumbing fixtures) and how it was identified.
- Benchmarking contamination of sink drains by environmental sampling.
- Mitigation practices.
- Environmental sampling for verification of effectiveness.
- Point prevalence study to assure infections abated after the mitigation strategies were put in place.
APIC New England Webinar
March 22, 2023
12:00 PM ET
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