Workshops

The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Division of Patient Safety and Quality provided three infection prevention and CRE workshops in 2015. Training workshops were designed to coordinate regional approaches to CRE surveillance and response among infection prevention staff from acute and long-term care facilities, health department staff, and laboratorians. The Department partnered with the following organizations to plan and provide these workshops: Illinois CRE Task Force, DuPage County Health Department, Cook County Department of Public Health, Chicago Department of Public Health, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, Downstate Illinois Partnership Against Antibiotic Resistance, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Illinois Chapter.

Disclaimer: The opinions, viewpoints, and content presented by speakers in the workshops may not necessarily represent the position of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Northern Illinois Workshop (Addison, IL)—May 12, 2015

Presentations:

CRE in Illinois: A Situational Update – Michael Lin, MD, MPH

Antimicrobial Stewardship at the Front Lines – David Schwartz, MD

CRE Surveillance and Prevention in Acute Care Hospitals – Maureen K. Bolon, MD, MS

Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes – Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC

What Every Laboratory Should Be Doing to Detect CRE’s – Paul C. Schreckenberger, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM)

Antibiotic Resistance: Darwin, Semmelweis, & the Never Ending Story – Robert A. Weinstein, MD

Outbreak Management: It Takes a Village – Linda Stein, RN, MPH, CIC, CPHQ; Marguerite Gribogiannis, MPA, SM (ASCP) MT, CIC

 

Central Illinois Workshop (Springfield, IL)—July 28, 2015

Presentations:

CRE Detect and Protect Crash Course – Robynn Cheng Leidig, MPH

Recognizing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae: Crash Course for Non-Microbiologists – Nicholas Moore, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae & Illinois’ XDRO Registry– William Trick, MD

Bad Bugs, No Drugs? An Ongoing Battle against MDR and XDR Pathogens – Janak Koirala, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

Detect and Protect – Establishing an Infection Prevention and Control Plan for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae – Mary Alice Lavin, RN, MJ, CIC

Antimicrobial Stewardship: The OSF Experience – John Gavin Cotter, MD, MPH

Antimicrobial Stewardship Basics for Long Term Care – Tammy Woolsey, RN

CRE and CPO: Methods for Detection and Pitfalls to Avoid – Angella Charnot-Katsikas, MD

 

Southern Illinois Workshop (Carterville, IL)—July 23, 2015

Presentations:

CRE Detect and Protect Crash Course – Robynn Cheng Leidig, MPH

Recognizing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae: Crash Course for Non-Microbiologists – Nicholas Moore, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

CRE in Illinois: A Situational Update – Allison Arwady, MD, MPH

Antibiotic Stewardship and Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in the Acute Care Setting – Holly Brower, BSN, RN

CRE Infection and Prevention (Long-Term Care) – Virginia (Jenny) Pierce, RN, LNHA, RAC-CT

Laboratory Detection of CRE – Thomas Kirn, MD, PhD

Winning a Battle and Losing the War - Venkat R. Minnaganti, MD

 

CRE Case Studies

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CRE Regional Prevention Plan