11 June 2010

Upcoming Webinar: Rates of Hospital-Acquired Respiratory Illness in Bangladeshi Tertiary Care Hospitals

The ISDS Global Outreach and Research Committees are pleased to welcome Emily Gurley as the guest speaker for their next joint webinar. She will present on her recently published work entitled, "Rates of Hospital-Acquired Respiratory Illness in Bangladeshi Tertiary Care Hospitals: Results from a Low-Cost Pilot Surveillance Strategy":

Respiratory infections can spread quickly in crowded hospitals with limited infection control infrastructure, and these facilities typically also lack surveillance systems to detect hospital acquired disease. We piloted a simple, syndromic surveillance strategy for hospital acquired respiratory infections in 3 tertiary care hospitals in Bangladesh and found that clusters of disease were frequent and that approximately 6 such infection occurred per 1000 patient days at risk. This low-tech surveillance strategy could be used in resource-poor hospital settings to better define burden of disease and evaluate the impact of infection control interventions.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 6th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST.

Register here.

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