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Contents

        Abstract Awards (denoted by∗) E10
        Poster Abstracts E13
        Oral Abstracts E181
        Author Index E198
        POSTER ABSTRACTS

        Antimicrobial Resistance E13

         1-1 An Outbreak of VanB-Type Enterococcus faecium Colonization That Showed Heterogeneous Resistance to Vancomycin in a University Hospital in Japan
         1-2 Analyzing Antibiotic Sensitivities for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus to Provide Treatment Recommendations to Community Physicians
         1-3 Antibiotic Resistance Pattern of Urinary Tract Isolates from Outpatients in Sirte, Libya During the Period, 2005 - 2007
         1-4 Detection of Heterogeneous Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hetero-VISA) in MRSA of Japanese Clinical Isolates
         1-6 Identification and Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC) in a Community Hospital
         1-7 Increasing In vitro Resistance to Moxifloxacin and Gatifloxacin Among S. epidermidis Isolates Recovered from Patients with Endophthalmitis Following Cataract Surgery
         1-8 Significant Increase in USA 300 Community-Acquired-Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus CA-MRSA as a Cause of Healthcare-Acquired MRSA Infections HA-MRSA-I

        Antisepsis/Disinfection/Sterilization E18

         2-9 A Novel Disinfectant Chemistry for the Control of Clostridium difficile Spores on Hard Surfaces
         2-10 Activity of Bleach Solutions Against MRSA Using a Pigskin Model
         2-11 Bacterial Growth on Cleaned Reusable ECG Leadwires: Do Cleaning Methods Matter?
         2-12 Effect of Long-Term Disinfection on Clinical Contact Surfaces
         2-13 Effectiveness of a Lotion-Based Hand Treatment Against Spore-Forming Bacteria, Including Clostridium Difficile
         2-14 Effectiveness of Alcohols, Hand Rubs and Scrubs Against Murine Norovirus – A Surrogate of Human Norovirus
         2-15 Efficacy and Safety of Glutaraldehyde-Based High Level Disinfectant Products
         2-16 Efficacy of a Diluted Bleach Solution Against Clostridium difficile Spores
         2-17 Evaluation of Quat Absorption and Efficacy of Cleaning Cloths
         2-18 In Vitro Microbicidal Characterization Study for MR06B7, A New Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Enhanced Inactivation Efficacy Against Non-Enveloped Viruses
         2-19 Limited Efficacy of Hand Washing Against Spores of Clostridium difficile and Surrogate Organisms
         2-20 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Present on Dental Student Laptop Computers
         2-22 ∗Novel Approach for the Validation of Disinfectants Against Hepatitis C Virus
         2-23 Rapid Containment of a Norovirus Outbreak in an Acute Care Hospital Rehabilitation Unit
         2-23A The Assessment of the Sporicidal Activity of Selected Environmental Surface Disinfectants Using Spores of Clostridium difficile

        Bioterrorism/Disaster/Emergency Preparedness E29

         3-24 Biocontainment Unit Rationale and Infection Control Interface
         3-25 Drive Through to Prevent the Flu (Or Anything Else That's Bugging You) A Model for Mass Medication Distribution in a Public Health Emergency
         3-26 Influx of Communicable Patients: Testing Surge Capacity with Community Outbreak of Norovirus
         3-27 Norovirus Made Easy? Lessons Learned From a Disaster Exercise Using New Tools and Procedures
         3-28 Pandemic Planning…..All Roads Lead to the Hospital
         3-29 Survey of Community Residents to Assess Readiness for a Pandemic
         3-30 Use of Mass Vaccination Drills to Increase Employee Influenza Vaccination Rates

        Cost-Effectiveness/Cost Benefit Analysis E34

         4-31 Are We Wasting or Saving Dollars-in the Dialysis Centres?
         4-32 Cost-Effectiveness of PCR Screening for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a Large Regional Hospital
         4-33 Risk Factors for MRSA Colonization in the Intensive Care Unit
         4-34 Urinary Tract Infection Rates Among Medicare Patients: Implications for the Medicare Inpatient Payment System

        Device-Related Infections and/or Site Specific Infections E37

         5-35 A Multi-Faceted Approach to Reducing Risk of Bloodstream Infections for Pediatric Rehabilitation Patients Receiving Total Parenteral Nutrition
         5-36 A Regional Trauma Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Thirty-One Month Experience in Decreasing Central Venous Catheter-Bloodstream Infections (CVC-BSI)
         5-37 Bacterial Meningitis Post-Administration of Epidural Anesthesia in an Obstetrical Patient in a Tertiary Care Facility
         5-38 Bedside Review of Each Central Venous Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CVC BSI) Identifies Barriers to Prevention of Infection
         5-39 Central Line-Associated Blood-Stream Infections in the ICU: The Struggle to Achieve and the Effort to Maintain Zero
         5-40 Design Features of Needleless Vascular Access Devices May Contribute to an Increase in Microbial Contamination and Subsequent Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections
         5-41 Designing Prevention of Catheter-Related Urinary Tract Infections: How to Achieve a Fifty Percent Reduction
         5-42 Efficacy Testing of a Chest Drain Containing an Antimicrobial Agent
         5-44 Healthcare-Acquired Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in a Community Hospital Setting: How do We Keep Patients Safe and Keep Reimbursement?
         5-45 Impact of a Closed Luer Access Split-Septum Device on Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection (CR-BSI) Rates in a Community Hospital Adult Population
         5-46 Implement the Site Care Bundle to Decrease Catheter-Related Infections in Cancer Patients with Long-Term Catheters
         5-47 Implementation of the Ventilator Bundle Along with Routine Oral CareLeads to Significant Reduction of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
         5-48 In Vitro Evaluation of Viable Microorganisms on the Surface of a Luer Access Device Treated with Two Antimicrobial Agents
         5-49 Maintaining Zero Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections CLA-BSI in the NICU over 2 years
         5-50 Measured Impact of Two Strategies to Lower Surgical Site Infection Rates
         5-51 Methods Used to Decrease Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit
         5-52 Multidisciplinary Journey to Reduce Catheter Related Urinary Tract Infections
         5-53 Multi-Faceted Interventions to Prevent Bloodstream MRSA Infections
         5-55 Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Using Silver Impregnated Catheters: Does Silver Matter?
         5-56 Reaching Zero Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Using a Standard Order Set
         5-57 Reducing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections - Getting Back to Basics
         5-58 Successful Program to Decrease Catheter-Associated Bacteremia in Interventional Radiology
         5-59 Suction Controls as a Vector for Hospital Acquired Infections
         5-60 Surgical Site Infections in Cesarean Section Patients Using the National Healthcare Safety Network Criteria
         5-62 The Effects of Daily 2% CHG Cloth Bathing on Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection Rates in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit
         5-63 The Role of Post-op Care in Preventing SSI
         5-64 Use of a Protocol to Remove Urinary Catheters Reduces Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Trauma Patients
         5-65 Use of a Weekly Device Use Ratio to Track Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections Outside the Intensive Care Unit
         5-66 What's Your Line? Evaluating the Risk Associated With Line Type Following a Sudden Increase in Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections

        Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases E61

         6-67 Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Clostridium difficile Infection in Children
         6-68 Implementation of Disposable Blood Pressure Cuffs as a Novel Approach to Reduce Fomite Transmission of Healthcare-Associated (HCA) Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in a Community Hospital or Twice Implemented is Once Credible
         6-69 Issues in the Care of a Lepromatous Hansen's Disease Case in an Acute Care Facility

        Environment of Care/Construction/Remediation E63

         7-70 Construction Project Anonymous…Where's the ICRA?
         7-71 Development, Implementation, and Monitoring of a Comprehensive Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Program for Construction and Renovation
         7-72 Lowering the Curtain on Healthcare-Associated Infections
         7-73 Role of Environment of Care Internal Audits in Maintaining Readiness for External Surveys from Accrediting or Regulatory Bodies
         7-74 Routine Implementation of Water Restriction to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease

        Infection Prevention and Control Programs E66

         8-75 A Pilot Study for a Community-Level Infection Control Program
         8-76 A Successful Campaign to Certify Employees in Hand Hygiene Competency
         8-77 APIC Vision 2012 - Creating a Preferred Future: The Role of Local Chapters in Achieving the Strategic Priorities and Objectives
         8-78 Assessment of Knowledge About Hands Cleaning and Isolation Precautions by Physicians in Training at a Hospital in Colombia
         8-79 Availability and Use of Hand Hygiene Products, by Visitors, at the Entry Points of Hospitals
         8-80 Control of Healthcare-Associated Staphylococcus aureus Infections with Syndrome-Based Expanded Precautions
         8-81 Developing a Model for Infection Control in the Independent Healthcare Sector in the United Kingdom
         8-82 Developing an Infection Prevention and Control Program in the Ambulatory Dialysis Care Setting: The Singapore Experience
         8-83 Developing the Role of a Perioperative Infection Preventionist (IP) in an Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
         8-84 Epidemiology of Hospital-Acquired Infections in a Tertiary Care Center in Lebanon
         8-85 Evaluation of an Inpatient Influenza Vaccination Program
         8-86 Fecal Containment Using Indwelling Bowel Catheters to Potentially Prevent Multidrug-Resistant Organism Nosocomial Infections
         8-87 Hospital Infection Prevention Programs with Extremely Limited Resources in Tochigi, Rural and Real Japan: Rx - TRICK or Treat?
         8-88 Implementation of a Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Bundle in an Academic Medical Center
         8-89 Implementation, Outcomes and Evaluation of Hospital-Wide MRSA Active Surveillance Culture (ASC) Program
         8-91 Incidence of Instrument Compromise in TKA: Comparison of Standard Instruments vs. Single Use Instruments
         8-92 Infection Control Collaboration Around the World; Japan and the United Kingdom
         8-93 Infection Prevention Coaches Impact Hand Hygiene and Influenza Immunization Rates
         8-94 Laser-Assisted Nasal Decolonization of MRSA, (In Vitro, Animal and Pilot Clinical Study)
         8-95 Making Hand Hygiene a Patient Safety Expectation in a Tertiary Medical Center
         8-96 Management & Containment of Patients Colonized/ Infected with Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella Pneumonia CRKP in an Acute Care Hospital in an Endemic Country
         8-97 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Comprehensive Strategy for Infection Prevention
         8-98 Multihospital Study to Evaluate Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections Outside the ICU Setting
         8-99 ∗Negative Predictive Value of Toxin Enzyme Immunoassays for Clostridium difficile in a Hospital Setting
         8-100 Prevalence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Impact of Active Surveillance and Control Measures in a Large Community Hospital System
         8-101 Prospective Attainment of a Zero Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection Rate: A Clear Enhanced Process to Success
         8-102 Reduction of MRSA and VRE Acquisition by Bundling Daily 2%Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Bath and Active Surveillance Culture (ASC) for MRSA at a Tertiary Care Hospital
         8-103 Re-Organization of an Infection Prevention and Control Department by Service Lines at a Large Academic Medical Center
         8-104 Return to Hand Hygiene: The Effectiveness of an Innovative Hand Hygiene Campaign
         8-105 Revision of Contact Precaution Requirements for Hospital Visitors
         8-106 Simple and Cost-Effective Strategies to Reduce the Occurrence of Bloodstream Infections (BSIs)
         8-107 Spiral of Quality Improvement: Prevention of Nosocomial Infections in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Israel
         8-108 Statewide Survey on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection Control Practices in Hospitals
         8-109 Unit Based Nurse Liaison: Their Role in Infection Prevention in a Large Tertiary Care Hospital
         8-110 Using a Graduate Infection Control Certificate Program to Educate Infection Control Professionals
         8-111 Using Collaboratives to Develop a Consensus Model of Elements of Australian Prevention and Control Programs

        Mandatory Public Reporting of Healthcare Associated Infections/Consumer Education E92

         9-112 Mandatory Reporting of CLA-BSI: Evaluation of a Web-Based Reporting Tool

        Outbreak Investigation E93

         10-113 A Collaborative Approach to Outbreak Investigation: Some Interesting Discoveries and New Allies
         10-114 A Virus Among Us: The Importance of Infection Prevention Measures During an Increase in Viral Gastroenteritis Illness on a Geriatric Psychiatric Unit
         10-115 Amino Acid Solutions as a Risk Factor in Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection Outbreaks Caused by Bacillus sp. in Japan
         10-116 An Outbreak Investigation in an Outpatient Eye Care Center
         10-117 An Outbreak of Bloodstream Infections with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Pantoea agglomerans in an Adult ICU
         10-118 Helocobacter cinaedi Bloodstream Infection and Cellulitis
         10-119 Interdisciplinary Strategy to Control an Outbreak of Norovirus at a North Carolina Acute Care Hospital
         10-120 Investigation of an Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumanii Infection in the Surgical ICU of the University of Massachusetts Hospital
         10-121 Investigation of an Outbreak of Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in a Military Medical Center
         10-122 Lessons Learned from Personal Protective Equipment Omission in an Endotoxin Inhalation Exposure in a Cooling Tower
         10-123 Multidisciplinary Approach in Characterizing and Managing a Clostridium difficile Outbreak in an Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
         10-124 Patient Cloth Chairs and Clostridium difficile Outbreak
         10-125 Pertussis Exposure in NICU
         10-126 Pertussis Outbreak Among Healthcare Workers: Tdap too Little, too Late
         10-127 Rapid Interventions Limit Transmission of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci in a Neonatal Care Unit
         10-128 The Relationship Between Smoking and the Outbreaks of Norovirus-Associated Gastroenteritis in a Mental Hospital in Japan

        Patient Safety E107

         11-129 A Multi-Disciplinary Approach for VAP Prevention: Building a Culture of Safety for ICU Patients
         11-130 A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
         11-131 An Educational Brochure to Reduce the Risk of Infection in the Hospital Setting: Knowledge Assessment and Acceptance from Patients
         11-132 Benefits of Infection Preventionist with Floor Nurse Councils
         11-133 Glass Particles Contamination in Single Dose Ampoules: Patient Safety Concern
         11-134 Implementation of the VA MRSA Bundle at a 132 Bed Acute Care VA Medical Center Shows Promise in Long-Range Rate Reductions for Healthcare-Associated MRSA Infection
         11-135 Infection Prevention Cohort Unit: A Strategy to Promote Patient Safety
         11-136 Myiasis and Infection Control: A Collaborative Approach to the Diagnosis, Treatment and Care of a Patient at a Level I Trauma Center
         11-137 Preventing Falls in Hospitalized Patients on Isolation Precautions
         11-138 Standardization of Isolation Signage in Washington State Hospitals
         11-139 To Ask or not to Ask? The Question of Patients Asking Healthcare Personnel to Perform Hand Hygiene: Results of a Formative Assessment of a Hand Hygiene Video
         11-140 ∗To Buff or Not to Buff, That is the Question
         11-141 Vigilant Use of Selective Infection Control Measures By Staff Help to Sustain Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections at a VA Community Living Center

        Product Evaluation E115

         12-142 Computer Keyboard Covers Impregnated with a Novel Antimicrobial Polymer Significantly Reduce Microbial Contamination
         12-143 Efficacy of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers (ABHS): A Hand Wipe (65.9% Ethanol) Exceeds the Killing Capacity of a Gel Rub (62% Ethanol)
         12-144 Evaluation of the RPS Adeno Dedtector System to Confirm Adenoviral Conjuctivitis
         12-145 Investigation of the Rate of Glove Perforations in Orthopedic Procedures with an Indicator Underglove System (IUS) in a Japanese Hospital
         12-146 Staff Perception of a Mobile High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filtration Unit and a Mobile Air Treatment Unit Employing Non-Thermal-Plasma Reactors
         12-147 Watch Out for Infection Control - Successful Removal of Wrist Watches by Developing an Extendable Fob Watch

        Quality Management Systems/Process Improvement/Adverse Outcomes E119

         13-148 A Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Approach to Investigating Clusters of Infections and Improving Orthopedic Surgical Outcomes
         13-149 An Assessment of Opportunities for Reducing Bladder Catheter Use at A Busy University-Affiliated Hospital Emergency Department
         13-150 Case Control Study vs. Six Sigma Approach to Decrease Surgical Site Infections After CABG Surgery
         13-151 Cultural and Clinical Changes in the NICU: Impact of a Multi-Faceted Program on Reduction of CVC Associated BSI
         13-152 Direct Observation Model to Ensure Compliance with Urinary Catheter Care Process Measures
         13-153 Establishing Quality Processes in a Rural Sterile Processing Department
         13-154 Flash Sterilization Process Improvement and Correlation with Surgical Site Infections
         13-155 Impact of Improved Environmental Cleaning and Hand Hygiene Compliance on Clostridium difficile Rates in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit
         13-156 Impact of Staff Engagement on Changing Compliance with the Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Bundle
         13-157 Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance Through Culture Change Effort Translates Into Decrease in Healthcare Acquired MRSA Infections
         13-158 Improving Patient Safety Through Increased Hand Hygiene Compliance in the Dialysis Centrer
         13-159 Infection Preventionist Decreases Length of Stay for Suspected Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients
         13-160 Monitoring Compliance of Infection Prevention Interventions Through the Use of a Patient Centered Dashboard
         13-161 Process Improvement Investigation Standards for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections
         13-162 Reducing Blood Culture Contamination at a Military Medical Center
         13-163 The Impact of a Microsoft SharePoint® Portal on the Efficiency and Work Practices of an Infection Prevention and Control Team
         13-164 The Importance of Reliable and Reproducible Data Collection in the Age of Public Reporting
         13-165 The Use of ATP Bioluminescence to Assess the Efficacy of Modified Cleaning Programs: A Potential Problem Encountered within the Intensive Care Setting
         13-166 Transport Workers as Champions in Improvement Process: “The Fanny Pack Project”
         13-167 VAP Bundle Readiness: A Review of Documented Oral Care Practices in an Intensive Care Unit
         13-168 Who is Responsible for Cleaning That?

        Regulatory Compliance E134

         14-169 Development of A Template for Annual Evaluation, Risk Assessment and Planning: A Large System's Strategy
         14-170 Laundry Services for Health Care: Compiling Regulatory Mandates, Recommendations, and Best Practices for Infection Prevention

        Safety/Healthcare Worker and/or Patient E136

         15-171 A System Wide Approach to Improving Healthcare Workers Influenza Vaccination Compliance
         15-172 Analyzing Subcutaneous Needlestick Injuries Using Lean Six Sigma Methodology
         15-173 Can Education Make a Difference in the Influenza Vaccination Rate?
         15-174 Development and Institution of Uniform Isolation Signs Across a State
         15-175 Development of a Safety Needle Waiver Process in a Major Medical Center
         15-176 Implementation of a Change in Isolation Signage Results in a 40% Decrease in Clostridium difficile Over a Twelve Month Period of Time
         15-177 Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates in a Community Medical Center
         15-178 Reduction of Sharps Injuries with a Reusable Sharps Containment Safety Device - A 28 Hospital Study
         15-179 Success of Flu Vaccine for Employees: Collaborative Approach to Increasing the Number of HCW Participation in Flu Campaign
         15-180 The Ergonomics of Retraction: A Comparison of Two Brands of Retractable Syringes

        Special Populations (Infections in the Immunocompromised Host, Pediatrics) E144

         16-181 A Neurosurgical Multidisciplinary Infection Prevention Team: Adverse Event Review and Assessment to Reduce Class I Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
         16-182 A Sign of the Times: Compliance with Isolation Precautions in a Children's Hospital
         16-183 Implementing a Catheter-Associated Blood Stream Infection Prevention Bundle in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Will it Reduce Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
         16-184 Moving from Unit-Based Projects to an Institution-wide Cardiovascular (CV) Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Prevention Initiative: A Bundle Approach
         16-185 Protecting Children: Parents Attitudes About Influenza Vaccination
         16-186 Simple and Cost-Effective Strategies to Reduce the Occurrence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia VAP
         16-187 Success of a Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Prevention Bundle in a Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
         16-188 The Power of Collaboration: Learning from Multi-Disciplinary Bedside Analysis for Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLA-BSI's) in a Tertiary Care Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

        Specialized Settings (Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health, Long Term Care, Home care) E150

         17-189 A Model for Infection Prevention in Ambulatory Care Facilities
         17-190 A Multidisciplinary Method to Decrease Surgical Site Infection Rates Utilizing a Back to Basics Approach
         17-191 Disinfection of Senior/Assisted Living Long-Term Care Facilities for Prevention of Legionnaires' Disease: Efficacy of a Novel Short Course (30-day) Treatment with Copper-silver Ionization
         17-192 Evaluation of a Hand Hygiene Intervention in K-5 Public Schools
         17-193 Increasing Post-Discharge Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Surveillance in the Obstetrical /Gynecological (OB/GYN) Population through Collaboration and Improved Communication with Ambulatory Care
         17-194 Lights, Camera, Action! Development of a New Educational Video for Long-Term Care
         17-195 Maryland Long Term Care Facility Infection Prevention and Control Resources and Practices: A Five Year Reassessment
         17-196 Personal Hygiene Education and Training for Elementary Aged Students in a Large Urban School District Setting: They can do it Themselves
         17-197 Positive Impact of Daily Syndromic Surveillance in Early Detection of Respiratory and Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Long-Term Care

        Staff Training/Competency/Compliance E156

         18-199 Career Path for the New Infection Preventionist Using the Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition
         18-200 Development of a New Monitoring System for the Evaluation of Hand Hygiene Compliance; Hand Hygiene Activity Recognition Using a Triaxial Accelerometer Network System
         18-201 Direct Observation in the Operating Room: First Step to Best Practices
         18-202 Effective Feedback of Hand Hygiene, Isolation Attire and Cleaned Equipment Compliance Data
         18-203 Essential Roles of the Staff Nurse in Hospital Infection Prevention Programs: A Qualitative Analysis
         18-204 Infection Prevention & Control: It Takes a Village to Succeed!
         18-205 Leadership Consciousness for 21st Century Infection Preventionists: From Vision to Action
         18-206 Old Habits Are Hard to Break
         18-207 Provider Orders and Nursing Documentation of Contact Precautions for Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs)
         18-208 Raising the Bar on Hand Hygiene Compliance: A Leadership Lead System-Wide Initiative
         18-209 The Creation of an Effective, User-Friendly, Cost-Efficient, Near Real-Time Hand Hygiene Compliance Reporting System

        Surveillance E164

         19-210 A Surveillance System to Monitor the Frequency of Legionella Testing in High-Risk Patients
         19-211 Acquisition and Infection Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA]: A Year-Long Comparison of Extended Care and Acute Care Medicine Wards in a U.S. Veterans Affairs Medical Center [VAMC]
         19-212 Admission Screening for Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus in a Pediatric Tertiary Care Facility
         19-213 Assessing Microbial Contamination in Patient Isolation Rooms by Monitoring Mixed Staphylococci Assemblages with Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) Analysis
         19-215 Bacteremic Infections: A Year-Long Comparison of Extended Care and Acute Care Medicine Wards in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center [VAMC]
         19-216 Electronic Surveillance for Central Venous Catheter Bloodstream Infections
         19-217 Enhanced Detection of Health Events through Biosurveillance in a Joint Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Medical Center
         19-218 Infection Prevention Collaboration with Enviromental Services: Development of a Monitoring Tool to Improve Surface Disinfection in the Surgical Operating Suite
         19-219 Pilot Study to Determine Disposition of Mediport Catheters in a Cancer Population
         19-220 Prospective Surveillance of Surgical Site Infections After Breast Surgery
         19-221 Risk Factor Analysis of Colonization with Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci and Methicillin-Resistant Staphyococcus aureus Among Patients Admitted to a Medical Intensive Care Unit
         19-222 Risk Factors for Clostridium difficile Nosocomial Diarrhea
         19-223 ∗Two Into One Will Not Go? Reporting Surgical Site Infections in Hip Arthroplasty and Hemiarthroplasty of the Hip as Opposed to Hip Prosthesis

        Technology E175

         20-224 ATP Bioluminescence Testing of Hospital Surfaces as a Means to Evaluate Hospital Environmental Cleanliness and Identify Performance Opportunities in Environmental Management
         20-225 Automated Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Surveillance
         20-226 Automated Queries Aid in Prompt Notification of Device Related Infections
         20-227 Developing a Standardized Clinical Template and Reminder for TB Skin Test in a Computerized Patient Record System
         20-228 Evaluation of the Use of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) in Auditing Patient Room Cleanliness
         20-229 Social Networking Among Infection Preventionists: Use of a Shared Knowledge Website
         20-230 Use of New Surveillance Technology Assists a Novice Infection Preventionist to Detect and Desist Environmental/Infection Issues of Clostridium difficle
         20-231 Using Multiple Data Sources for Event detection, Monitoring and Situational Awareness in North Carolina
        ORAL ABSTRACTS

        Device-Related Infections E181

         232 Reduction in Hospital Acquired Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLA-BSI) in a Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Population - A Nine Year Experience
         233 Infection Risk Associated with a Luer-Activated Device LAD
         234 Nosocomial Bloodstream Infections: The Associated Length of Stay and Costs
         235 ∗A Simple Tool to Help Reduce Duration of Indwelling Urinary Catheters

        Infection Prevention Programs E184

         236 Preventing Mediastinitis: Success with the SCIP Bundle and Evidence Based Best Practices
         237 ∗Staffing and Structure of Infection Prevention and Control Programs in a National Sample of NHSN Hospitals
         238 Using Objective Benchmarking to Improve Environmental Hygiene in a Five Hospital Group

        Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms E187

         240 Increasing Healthcare Worker Compliance with Contact Precautions
         241 ∗Policies and Practices for Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms in a National Sample of NHSN Hospitals
         242 A Sensitive Screening Marker for the Identification of Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli: Using Resistance to Imipenem or Cefepime as a Predictor
         243 The Role of Environmental Services in a Collaborative Infection Prevention Model to Reduce Clostridium difficile in the Greater New York Region

        Safety E190

         244 Protection Offered by Filtering Facepiece Particulate Respirators and Surgical Masks: Lessons from Manikin and Human Subject Studies
         245 Drive Through to Kill the Flu - Community Outreach Influenza Vaccination Program
         246 Infection Prevention and Control Competencies for Hospital-Based Healthcare Workers
         247 Needling Employees into Compliance: Improving Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Rates Through the Use of Time Off Awards

        Surveillance E194

         248 The Effect of Changing the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Definition of Laboratory-Confirmed Bloodstream Infection (LCBI)
         249 Surveillance for the Purpose of Discontinuing Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Contact Precautions on an Inpatient Medical Unit: An Exercise in Futility?
         250 Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Reduction Using Best Practice Bundle
         251 Community Associated Staphylococcus aureus Deaths in Florida: A Pilot Project