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Session 13 | Florida Department of Health, Health Care-Associated Infection Prevention Program

Session Summary

The Florida Department of Health will provide an introduction to the Health Care-Associated Infection Prevention Program. The program includes containment strategies, infection prevention and control principles and best practices, antimicrobial stewardship programs, antibiotic resistance, injection safety, bloodstream infections, urgent threats and data-driven strategic approaches to reduce health care-associated infections across Florida. This session will focus on surveillance, detection, outreach initiatives, contact precautions, and enhanced barrier precautions for targeted organisms, including Candida auris and carbapenemase-producing organisms. In addition, the presentation will highlight the role of county health departments, implementation of preventative efforts, available resources, as well as partnerships and collaborations.