Iowa Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program Update

Description: This session will instruct attendees on when/how to collect screening samples for multi-drug resistant (MDRO) organisms. This presentation will review MDRO rates in Iowa; discuss prevention techniques; describe MDRO patient risk factors.

Dr. Andrew Hennenfent, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Dr. Andrew Hennenfent, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, is the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Program Manager for the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where he oversees the planning and response of antimicrobial stewardship efforts and infection prevention technical assistance provided to Iowa healthcare personnel to improve infection control practices in all settings.

Dr. Hennenfent completed an applied epidemiology fellowship in infectious disease at the District of Columbia Department of Public Health then oversaw the city’s emerging and zoonotic disease program and served as the city’s public health veterinarian. Dr. Hennenfent has worked for the State of Iowa since 2018.