Pediatrics

30/30 Education Session - 30 minutes

1507 - Do Tape and Linen Act as Reservoirs for Fungal Infections? Two Case Studies from a Pediatric Hospital

Wednesday, June 14
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, E 141-144

Cutaneous fungal infections are opportunistic infections that can rapidly progress in immunocompromised patients. These infections often result in death, despite early identification and aggressive treatment. Hospital supplies, if not handled and stored appropriately, can act as vehicles for fungal spores. We present two case studies from our pediatric hospital related to cutaneous Mucoraceae Mucor. Adhesive medical supplies and donated specialty linens were identified as two possible sources of fungal spores. Gaps in storage and handling of these items as well as a lack of national guidelines were identified during our investigation. As a result, changes were instituted in how patient tape is stored, both in the warehouse and on the unit. Processes surrounding specialty linens were developed, including donation, laundering, storage, and distribution. Infection preventionists of all career stages need to understand the risks of fungal infections, and ensure processes are in place to reduce/eliminate this risk to patients.

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Mallory Davis

Infection Preventionist
Spectrum Health- Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mallory has received her PhD and Master of Science in Epidemiology with a prenatal focus from Michigan State University. While a full-time PhD student at Michigan State University, Mallory spent 3 years as a fellow for a prenatal research fellowship program. Mallory began working as an Infection Preventionist for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in 2013, and received her CIC certification in 2016. She is a leader in surgical site infection reduction through pre-operative cleansing protocol development and champions work in the hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant, labor and delivery, and post-partum populations.

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Molly Kane-Carbone

Manager, Infection Prevention & Control
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Molly received her BSN from Michigan State University College of Nursing in 1975 and her Master’s in Adult and Continuing Education from Michigan State University in 1983.
She has worked in a variety of hospital and public health settings and for the last 14 years as an Infection Preventionist at Spectrum Health Hospitals in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has been certified in Infection Control since 2005.
There are no cliflicts of interests to disclose.

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Gwen Westerling

Infection Preventionist
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Gwen Westerling graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BSN. In her 19 years at Spectrum Health, Gwen has held various positions, including critical care nurse, charge nurse, rapid/code response, stroke team, and chest pain response. She is also a nursing instructor for Grand Valley State University School of Nursing. Gwen began working as an infection preventionist at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in 2012 and obtained her CIC certification in 2014. She is a leader in CLABSI reduction and prevention throughout the hospital, with a focus on neonatal intensive care.

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Jessica Silvaggio

Infection Preventionist
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Jessica Silvaggio is an infection preventionist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She previously worked as an applied epidemiology fellow with the CDC and CSTE, focusing on infectious diseases and healthcare-associated infections in Los Angeles County. During her two-year CDC/CSTE fellowship, she was deployed to work at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia to support the Ebola response, participated in multistate outbreaks, helped create the 2013 Los Angeles County antibiogram (providing a snapshot of resistance to antibiotics countywide), co-led epidemiologic responses in hospital outbreaks, performed cost benefit analysis studies, and conducted research to explore the implications of the health officer order mandating influenza vaccination among healthcare workers. Jessica is interested in multidrug-resistant organisms in healthcare settings, emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, and emergency preparedness. She serves as an active board member as the chapter legislative representative for California APIC and as communications chair for the APIC Greater Los Angeles chapter.

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