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Thursday, March 22 • 8:00am - 11:30am
TH2 | Updates in Management of Common Infections in PA/LTC Facilities

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This session will highlight diagnostic challenges faced by providers when managing common infections (pneumonia, urinary tract infections and Clostridium difficile infections) in PA/LTC facilities, along with providing treatment updates. In addition, speakers will discuss strategies for prevention and early recognition of these infections. The audience will have the opportunity to seek answers for practical questions that they come across in their daily practice while managing common infections. This session will combine short presentations with interactive role-play session, small group case-based discussions, and an interactive panel discussion towards the end of the workshop.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe various clinical presentations of pneumonia, UTI and CDI in PA/LTC setting.
(2) Discuss the diagnostic challenges for pneumonia, UTI and CDI and the limitations of the available tests.
(3) Demonstrate practical steps that can be taken for prevention and early recognition of the common infections in the PA/LTC facilities.
(4) Review the treatment updates for pneumonia, UTI and CDI.

Speakers
avatar for Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC, is currently the President and CEO of CIMPAR, S.C. (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research). He also holds an academic appointment as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being President... Read More →
avatar for Muhammad S. Ashraf, MBBS

Muhammad S. Ashraf, MBBS

Muhammad Salman Ashraf, MBBS, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE where he also serves as the medical director for Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion... Read More →
avatar for Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, is an infectious disease physician and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has research support by the CDC and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Her interests focus on surveillance and prevention of healthcare... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, MPH

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, MPH

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, MPH, is currently on faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Archbald-Pannone has a primary appointment in the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care and a secondary... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Bradley, RN

Sharon Bradley, RN

Sharon Bradley, RN, CIC, has been a board-certified infection preventionist since 2000. Ms. Bradley has practiced for over 45 years in acute care clinical, risk management, and patient safety roles and in long term care as a clinician, educator and director of nursing. She serves... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am
Texas 1-2