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PHO Grand Rounds: Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE): A review and analysis of VRE blood culture positive trends from validated Patient Safety Public Reporting data in Ontario from January 2009-June 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Infectious Diseases; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

This presentation will highlight analysis results from the PHO-led Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) study, which assessed the trends of VRE blood culture positive rates in Ontario.

The results look at data from Patient Safety Public Reporting from January 2009 to June 2015 that were validated by PHO with reporting facilities. 

Results presented will provide evidence on the association between impact of VRE screening and isolation practices and VRE positive blood culture rates, as well as insights on the quality and validity of publicly reported data. 

Presenter: Jennie Johnstone

Dr. Johnstone obtained her medical degree from Dalhousie University.  She then moved to Edmonton, Alberta where she completed her Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease training at the University of Alberta.  Following her residency she completed a clinical research fellowship in Edmonton.  She moved to Hamilton in July 2008 where she practiced Infectious Diseases at McMaster University and completed her PhD in Health Research Methodology (Epidemiology).  She is an Infection Prevention and Control physician at Public Health Ontario and her research focuses on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections including vancomycin resistant enterococci, Clostridium difficile and ventilator associated pneumonia.  She also practices Infection Control and Infectious Diseases at St. Joseph’s Health Center in Toronto.

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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