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This document provides more information from HICPAC about the guidelines for managing multi-drug resistant organisms in health care settings.


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Date Added: 09/28/2016
Date Last Modified: 09/28/2016

This updated compendium highlights strategies for MRSA prevention.


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Date Added: 09/28/2016
Date Last Modified: 09/28/2016

This toolkit published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is designed to helps organizations implement guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which define what health care organizations should do to prevent Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), a highly dangerous, antibiotic-resistant germ.


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Date Added: 05/21/2014
Date Last Modified: 05/21/2014

An entry in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Safe Healthcare Blog by Dr. Arjum Srinivasan discusses the critical situation of bloodstream infections from CRE. Read more and join the conversation on the rise of these deadly, resistant germs at http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/.


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Date Added: 03/06/2013
Date Last Modified: 03/26/2014

This article provides information on a study from the the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network that shows hospitals lack standardized infection control practices for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), possibly contributing to multidrug-resistant bacteria.


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Date Added: 03/25/2014
Date Last Modified: 03/25/2014

This article focuses on the global situation of antibiotic resistance, its major causes and consequences, and identifies key areas in which action is urgently needed.


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Date Added: 12/16/2013
Date Last Modified: 12/16/2013

This article focuses on a family of germs, CRE, that are difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to antibiotics.


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Date Added: 11/20/2013
Date Last Modified: 11/20/2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2012 CRE Toolkit provides more information on CRE prevention and treatment guidelines, including step-by-step instructions for facilities treating patients with CRE infections and instructions for facilities that have not yet had patients with this type of infection.


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Date Added: 03/12/2013
Date Last Modified: 03/12/2013

The discovery of antibiotics was one of the greatest medical achievements of the twentieth century. However, overuse of these drugs has led to the development of resistance in bacteria. As a consequence, some infections can result in serious illness and even death. In this podcast, Dr. Tarayn Fairlie discusses the dangers of overusing antibiotics.


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Date Added: 10/26/2012
Date Last Modified: 10/26/2012

 

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