Updates on Common Infections in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC)

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Verna Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD David Nace, MD, MPH Robin Jump, MD, PhD

Caring for older adults with suspected infections presents challenges for post-acute/long-term care (PALTC) providers. This session will provide an update on management of positive urine cultures, pneumonia and C. difficile infections in PALTC. Topics covered include watchful waiting for older adults with positive urine cultures, gauging the risk of older adults with pneumonia for having a bacterial infection and for that infection to be a multi-drug resistant organism, choosing among viable therapeutic options for responding to C. difficile infection and for reducing the risk of infection through infection control strategies. The speakers are experienced geriatric, infectious disease and long-term care providers.

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