3113.0 Outbreak investigations

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The field of outbreak investigations is dynamic and diverse. This session will include 5 presentations covering a broad range of types of outbreaks and epidemiological methods used to investigate them. The pathogens investigated in this session include lyme disease, invasive Group B Streptococcal disease, methicillin resistant S. Aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii. The discussions will also cover infection control in hospitals, social network analysis and exact statistics.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Identify the risk factors associated with specific symptom clusters of Lyme disease, including gender, age, prior use of antibiotic therapy, and length of time since onset of symptoms; 2) To describe the range of activities in place in U.S. hospitals aimed at reducing MRSA rates and to identify setting characteristics associated with the presence of these activities; and 3) Compare statistical methods for determining the presence of a disease outbreak or cluster in small populations.

Lyme Disease: A Complex Illness with Distinct Subgroups
Cheryl Koopman, PhD, Tyson Holmes, PhD, Raphael Stricker, MD, Daniel Cameron, MD/MPh, Christine Green, MD, Yvonne Lin, PA-C, Adelaida Castillo, MA, Alexandra Aylward, BA, Jill Whisnant, MA and Casey Brodhead, BA
Invasive Group B Streptococcal disease in non-pregnant adults, New Mexico, 2004 2008
Karen Scherzinger, MS, Joseph C. Bareta, MS and Joan Baumbach, MD, MS, MPH
Infection control practices related to Methicillin resistant S. Aureus in a national sample of acute care hospitals
Monika Pogorzelska, MPH, Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN and Patricia W. Stone, PhD, MPH
Introductory Remarks
Evaluating the role of the environment in an outbreak investigation of Acinetobacter baumannii: Application of social network analysis
Haritha Pallam, Master of Public Health, Karen McCurley, Infection Preventionist, Julie Harting, PGY2 Infectious Disease Resident, Juanita Clay, Director of Quality Management, Susan B. Muldoon, PhD, Timothy Weimken, MPH CIC and Julio Ramirez, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases
Exact statistics for detecting disease outbreaks in small populations
Jack Siegrist, Scott Ferson, Roger Grimson and Jimmie Goode, MS

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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