Long-Term Care

Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

3002 - State of the Art in Nursing Home Infection Prevention: An Overview of Current Policies and Results of a National Study

Friday, June 16
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, D 135-136

It has been estimated that among the approximately 1.5 million residents that reside in U.S. nursing homes, there are between 1.6 and 3 million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) annually, with associated costs between $673 million and $2 billion. However, these estimates are based on data from the 1970s to 1990s. Nevertheless, the landscape of infection prevention in long-term care (LTC) settings is changing, with increased focus on the role of infection preventionists as well as national, state, and regional efforts to reduce HAIs in nursing homes. The identification of efficacious and cost-effective HAI prevention policies and practices in nursing homes is essential. In this interactive panel session, designed specifically for individuals interested in infection prevention in LTC facilities, presenters will review current national-, state-, and facility-level policies aimed at reducing HAIs in nursing homes; present current estimates on the prevalence of HAIs in nursing homes and describe trends over time; and provide evidence regarding the associations and cost-effectiveness, when applicable, of various state- and facility-level policies, and infection control deficiency citations in nursing homes and HAIs in nursing home residents.

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Catherine Cohen

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, New York

Catherine Cohen, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow in comparative and cost-effectiveness research training for nurse scientists at Columbia University School of Nursing’s Center for Health Policy. Her research interests include care quality for elderly residents of long-term facilities, especially infection control and prevention, with attention to health policy. She completed Columbia University School of Nursing’s Entry to Practice and PhD programs, where her dissertation work focused on use of isolation precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms in nursing homes. She received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, the ENRS/CANS Dissertation Award, and the Dissertation Excellence Award of the School of Nursing. She also holds a degree in economics and biology from Swarthmore College and has experience in pharma/biotech business strategy consulting prior to becoming a nurse.

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Carolyn Herzig

Associate Research Scientist
Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, New York

Carolyn Herzig is the senior project director  for the Center for Health Policy in the Columbia University School of Nursing. She received her PhD in epidemiology from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she was a training fellow in the Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiologic Research. Her research interests include the molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly with regard to the emergence and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant organisms. She has been actively involved in projects to evaluate infection prevention, antimicrobial resistance, disease transmission, and cost-effectiveness in healthcare, community, and correctional settings.

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Patricia Stone

Centennial Professor of Health Policy, Director of the Center for Health Policy
Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, New York

Patricia Stone, PhD, is the Centennial Professor of Health Policy at Columbia University School of Nursing and director of the Center for Health Policy. She is also a health services researcher who has focused on the impact of organizational factors such as staffing, clinician adherence to evidence-based practices, and policy interventions on patient-centered safety outcomes, namely infections and system outcomes such as costs and efficiency.

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Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz

Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University, College of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz is an assistant professor in the Jefferson College of Nursing, where her research focuses on improving patient safety and quality of care, specifically prevention of healthcare-associated infections across different healthcare settings. She earned her MPH in 2007 and her doctorate in epidemiology in 2011. Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked as an associate research scientist at the Center for Health Policy at the Columbia University School of Nursing, where she served as the study director on several large NIH-funded studies examining prevention and cost-effectiveness of healthcare-associated infections in acute and long-term care settings. In 2009, she received the 2009 New Investigator Award from APIC. She has authored and coauthored several peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and serves on the American Journal of Infection Control and American Journal of Medical Quality editorial boards. She is an active member of APIC and SHEA.

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Angela Vassallo

Infection Prevention Specialist
Health Services Advisory Group, Inc., California

Angela Vassallo is an Infection Prevention Specialist with Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. In this role she is leading a groundbreaking CMS funded project to reduce SSIs in California Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Prior to working with HSAG, she was Director of Infection Prevention/Epidemiology at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. She is Faculty at West Coast University in Los Angeles, CA and Providence University in Great Falls, Montana. She helped create the first Masters program in Infection Prevention at Providence University in 2016. Angela is certified in Infection Prevention and Control with a “CIC” designation and is an APIC Fellow with the “FAPIC” designation. Angela is Past-President of CA APIC and Greater Los Angeles APIC. She is Vice-Chair of the national APIC Communications Committee, a member of the BD Speakers’ Bureau for reducing surgical site infections, and a founding member of Expert Stewardship, Inc.

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