" rel="stylesheet">
Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Save This Event

Event Saved

PHO Rounds: Management of CREs in all health care settings

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Public Health Ontario

Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

PHO Rounds: Management of CREs in all health care...

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Thursday September 1st: 2:00pm-3:00pm Ended Free  

Event Details

 

 

PHO Rounds:

Management of CRE's in all health care settings

Presented by Dr. Mary  Vearncombe, FRCPC

 

 

 Thursday September 1, 2011

 2:00-3:00pm

 

In July 2011, the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee on Infection Prevention and Control revised the Best Practice Manual: Routine Practices and Additional Precautions and Annex A: Screening, Testing and Surveillance for Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms to provide better guidance to health care providers on the management of  Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacae (CRE) in all health care settings.

Increasingly identified as a significant factor in the transmission of antibiotic resistant organisms (AROs), CRE have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patient populations.

 

This webinar will address the management of CREs with a focus on indications for screening patients for CRE, specimens to be obtained, and the management of identified patients.

 

Presenter: Dr. Mary Vearncombe, FRCPC

 

 

Dr. Vearncombe is a medical microbiologist and is medical director, Infection Prevention and Control, for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is an associate professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She is:

          Chair of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) on Infection Prevention and Control and a member of the PIDAC Coordinating Committee, Public Health Ontario

•          Chair of the Ontario Hospital Association/Ontario Medical Association Joint Committee for Development of Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols for Ontario Hospitals

•          Chair of the Expert Panel on Infection Control for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

•          Member of the Steering Committee on Infection Control Guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Canada

•          Medical co-coordinator of the Central Region Infection Control Network

Vearncombe has over 25 years of experience in infection prevention and control, with specific areas of interest in perinatal infection control, infection control issues in occupational health and infection control for pandemic influenza.  She is a past-president of the Canadian Association of Medical Microbiologists and a previous chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Committee in Medical Microbiology.

She is the recipient of the W.T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (1994), the Association of Medical Microbiologists and Infectious Diseases - Canada (AMMI-Canada) Distinguished Service Award (2005), the College of Physicians and Surgeons Council Award (2007), the CHICA-Canada Award of Merit (2001 and 2006), and the CHICA-Canada Champion Award (2010).

 

 

                     

Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or learning@oahpp.ca

 

 

                   

 

Have questions about PHO Rounds: Management of CREs in all health care settings ? Contact Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Public Health Ontario

When

Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Public Health Ontario

  Contact the Organizer

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.