Training planned on bacteria resistant to medicinePIERRE — Preventing antibiotic-resistant bacteria is the subject of a Feb. 7 symposium for South Dakota health providers.
PIERRE — Preventing antibiotic-resistant bacteria is the subject of a Feb. 7 symposium for South Dakota health providers.
The training will be held in Aberdeen and is in response to a cluster of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections reported in South Dakota in 2012. It is sponsored by the Department of Health.
Presenters for the Bugs and Drugs: Carbapenemresistant Enterobacteriaceae Control & Antibiotic Stewardship Symposium are Dr. Alex Kallen and Dr. Loria Pollack, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
The symposium will be held in Aberdeen at the State Street Medical Center, 105 S. State Street, with two separate sessions at 6:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. It will also be offered as a videoconference for hospitals. There is no charge for the symposium but pre-registration is required. Registration details can be found on the Department of Health website at doh.sd.gov/Calendar/2013CREAgenda.pdf.