Time: 04:10PM – 04:30PM
Topic: The Oxford approach to preventing healthcare-associated Gram-negative bloodstream infections
This presentation will focus on the initiatives undertaken in a large tertiary hospital to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated Gram-negative bloodstream infections, focusing on Escherichia coli.
Katie Jeffery is a Consultant in Clinical Infection and the Deputy Director for Infection, Prevention and Control at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Her interests are infection prevention and control, molecular diagnosis, neurological infection, viral hepatitis, and infections in the immunocompromised host. She has recently managed one of the largest outbreaks to date of Candida auris in the United Kingdom, based on a neurological intensive care unit.