Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

2201 - To Be or Not To Be CAUTI

Thursday, June 15
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, B 117-119

This session presents a review of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance protocols for catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), including common areas of misconception. Case studies will be used to augment instruction.

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Eileen Scalise

Infection Prevention Consultant
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eileen Scalise is an infection preventionist working in the role of nurse epidemiologist with the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Surveillance Branch, where she is a member of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Protocol and Training Team. In this role, she provides consultation and technical assistance regarding surveillance for healthcare-associated infections using the NHSN . She also serves as a subject matter expert for clinical inquiries related to the application of the CDC’s HAI definitions and criteria, with emphasis on catheter-associated urinary tract infection surveillance and reporting. Eileen has more than 35 years of professional nursing experience encompassing, infection prevention, care management, quality improvement, and nursing education. She holds a BSN from Adelphi University in New York and an MSN from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.


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Saungi McCalla

Director of Infection Prevention and Control
White Plains Hospital
White Plains, New York

Saungi McCalla has been a Registered Nurse for 21 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Herbert Lehman College of the City University in 1993 and Masters of Science Degrees in Nursing and Public Health from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Ms. McCalla has been working in Infection Prevention and Control for over 16 years and has been board certified in Infection Control for 12 years. She is currently the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Community Hospital in Westchester County, New York. She was the proud recipient of the 2014 APIC Chapter Leadership Award presented at APIC National.

Ms. McCalla has presented numerous times at APIC and other national conferences. She has also authored articles on topics related to infection prevention and patient safety. Ms. McCalla is a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).


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